On April 29, Governor Beshear announced that there would be a loosening up of some of the restrictions on various businesses and groups, including church services. The date for beginning to open up church services will be May 20, at reduced capacity. So far we have not received any specific information from the state or from the Diocese of Covington on what that will mean.
I am sure we will not be going back to full churches for a while, but how we will be expected to keep appropriate distances and what kind of cleaning we will need to do between services is not yet clear. When it is, I will let you know. This is a good sign, although it is not the end of this crazy time.
Communion to the Homebound
When we are able to reopen, those who are at high risk because of age and underlying health issues will still not be able to come to Mass. If you fall into that category but would like to receive communion, please call the parish office at 859-291-2288. If you are a Eucharistic minister who is willing to take communion to someone who is not able to attend Mass, please call the parish office, as well. We will organize and schedule these visits..
The Eucharist is the center of Catholic life, because it is Jesus Christ himself. Some of you are hurting deeply because you are not able to receive. When we reopen, please do NOT put your life and your health, and that of others, at risk, in order to receive Him.
More information will be available in the next few weeks.