Some churches resumed mass again on Wednesday

Updated: May 27, 2020 06:21 PM

Some churches have resumed in person mass again. On Wednesday, St. Mary Star of the Sea welcomed back a handful of people for their 12:10pm mass.


"It's good to see you again. I've been preaching to an empty church for a long time. It's nice to see the smiles through the masks," Father Peter Muhich shared with the group.

Communion was also offered. "For Catholics to receive the Eucharist, it's a really big deal," Muhich told us afterwards.

It was a little different, of course. Pews were roped off. Signs were up about keeping six feet away. Hymnals have been removed. Some people wore masks. And there were prayers about the pandemic.

"For those sick and dying from COVID-19, for those in healthcare who are risking their health, to provide for us during this time. We pray to the Lord," Muhich prayed.

Up on the Range, at Holy Spirit in Virginia, parishioners are being asked to sign up in advance for the services.

Father Brandon Moravitz said in a message, "Over the course of the last few days, I've gotten emails saying, please don't open the church. And some said, Father we're so excited to open. As leaders, it's difficult to keep everyone happy. Just be assured no matter what, we should stay fixed on Jesus Chris, and remain united."

They know it's hard for some of their members. "You are not obligated to come to church. And please stay home if you are in any way vulnerable or older. This is your decision," Moravitz said.

"Hold on. We'll be together again," Muhich added.

Leaders said they expect to see more people attend mass this weekend. Last weekend, Governor Walz and faith leaders came to an agreement about reopening churches for mass.

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