Welcome back to Mass

Archbishop Etienne is reinstating the general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation starting
December 8, 2021, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
If you’ve been away from Mass during the pandemic, we invite you to come back to receive the Eucharist, rebuild community life and renew your commitment to Sunday Mass.

Archbishop Etienne's invitation

Watch this video of Archbishop Etienne inviting you to come to Mass.

Read Archbishop's letter to the people on November 10, 2011:  In English  In Spanish

Read the story from Northwest Catholic.

Welcome back to Mass

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Receive the Eucharist

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our lives as Catholics, the “true food” that fuels our faith. In John 6:53, Jesus couldn't have said it any clearer: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.”  

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Rebuild community life — physical over virtual

We experience the presence of Christ in community, through physical gathering in a church building, the "house of God," dedicated to worship.

We come together to receive the sacraments, which are physical signs of God's grace. Assembled physically and in community, we experience the presence of Christ in a much more tangible way than virtually.

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Renew your commitment to Sunday Mass

Sunday has been kept holy as the Lord's Day since the Resurrection. As Catholics, Sunday is the day to celebrate Mass and receive the Eucharist in communion with the faithful.

Take this opportunity to renew your commitment to attending Mass on Sunday and holy days of obligation.

Frequently Asked Questions

“It is time to renew the faith through personal reception of the sacraments and rebuild the relationships and community life of our parishes.”

Archbishop Etienne, November 8, 2021