We have reached a point in this pandemic where it is time to return in person to the source of life, the Sunday Eucharist.

Beginning December 8 on the Holy Day of the Immaculate Conception, the Archdiocese of Seattle will reinstate the obligation to receive the Eucharist on Sunday’s and Holy Days. (CIC, can. 1247)

As has always been the case, those who have a serious reason are exempt from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2181). This includes those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is immuno-compromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of contracting the coronavirus in a large group of persons.

Please take a moment to watch the video below and read the letter lifting the dispensation from the Sunday obligation.