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Parishes report few outbreaks, successful safety protocols as Catholics return to Mass

It was almost a year ago when the world came to a grinding halt. 

Public Masses were canceled, schools moved to remote learning, weddings and funerals were put on hold, and just about everything in society was turned on its head. 

The remnants of March 2020 are still prevalent in March 2021, when remote work remains ubiquitous, mask-wearing has become the norm and social gatherings still bring an air of anxiety. 

But with vaccinations in progress and society opening up, some normalcy is returning. The Archdiocese of Detroit has reinstated the obligation for most Catholics to attend Sunday Mass starting March 13, a year to the day public Masses were suspended. 

Parishes have operated since May under limited capacity, and despite bans on public worship in other parts of the country, parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit haven’t been known to contribute to the spread of COVID-19, as once they were feared to be. 

Read more at Detroit Catholic

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