Updated May 19, 2021
As we prepare to celebrate the feast of Pentecost, I would like to take this opportunity to personally welcome you back to Mass and to a renewal of your spiritual life.
Our communities are beginning to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will take time to heal from the pandemic’s toll on people’s health, welfare and economic well-being.
Take heart and remember the words of Our Lord: “I am with you always, until the end of the age” (Mt 28:20). God is indeed with us – always present in the Eucharist and eager to welcome us back into His Love.
Let us make a special effort to do the same by inviting those who do not yet know the love of God to join us.
Mass obligation resumes Pentecost Sunday, May 23
The general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation in the Diocese of Charlotte will be reinstated effective on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021. However, some important exemptions remain. Read more.
No more masks or social distancing required
Parishes may return to near-normal operations effective May 14, 2021, following state and federal officials’ moves to relax COVID-19 restrictions. Read more.
Guidance from the Diocese of Charlotte Chancery to all churches: Return to Normal Operations 5-14-21
Unable to attend Mass in person?
If you are unable to attend Mass under the circumstances described above, you are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion:
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Public Health Resources
The Diocese of Charlotte continues to monitor this evolving public health threat closely, and we remain committed to keeping you informed. This information will be updated as needed.
— Diocese of Charlotte Communications Office