Archdiocese of Detroit resuming public Masses beginning today

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Posted at 4:52 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 16:15:23-04

(WXYZ) — In-person Mass services resume Tuesday for metro Detroit.

The Detroit Archbishop is reminding parishioners that the virus does not discriminate between gatherings and they must do their part to prevent a second wave.

"If people feel uncomfortable about going to Mass, they don't have to come, there is no obligation," said Monsignor Trapp, Saint Augustine and Saint Monica.

The Archdiocese of Detroit created an instructional video showing parishioners step-by-step what to expect when they attend Mass to create a safe environment.

Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask in the church, there will be no touching and greeting, and pews and seats will be marked off for social distancing.

However, people of the same household are encouraged to sit together to save space for others.

The priest distributing communion will use hand sanitizer; no one should be wearing gloves.

Those who are immunocompromised are encouraged to stay home.

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