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March 15, 2020 - Third Sunday of Lent

Updated: Mar 20, 2020

Dear Friends in Christ:

Well the concern continues to grow, especially as there are now, as of this writing, two confirmed cases of patients with Coronavirus in the State of Connecticut.

There isn’t a day that goes by that the Coronavirus is not a topic of conversation! We are remaining vigilant to say the least. In this time of unknown it is best to be prepared as best we can. With that said we implemented the precautionary measures provided by the Archbishop last weekend and these remain in effect until further notice:

1. The sign of peace should be exchanged without physical contact like hand-shaking; or else the call to exchange a sign of peace should simply be omitted.

2. The distribution of Holy Communion to the faithful via the chalice should be suspended; concelebrants and assisting deacons should receive only by intinction. (We have already implemented this due to the Flu being widespread.)

3. Communion on the tongue should be strongly discouraged. A cl