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Diocesan COVID Update
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Joyful News! Bishop Malooly, has lifted the dispensation, thereby reinstating the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation for Catholics in the Diocese of Wilmington, effective June 26, 2021.The dispensation that went into effect on March 13, 2020, was put in place to help limit the spread of coronavirus, and allow the Diocese of Wilmington to conform to guidelines and regulations adopted by the States of Delaware and Maryland.
Our bishop decided to lift the dispensation because the average number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to decline due to the observance of safety protocols and the increased availability of the vaccine. The obligation does not apply to those who are ill, have been exposed to the virus, or have any serious underlying health conditions.
We welcome and encourage the Faithful to return to full in-person participation of the Sunday Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith. Let us continue to be united in prayer for one another and for an end to the global pandemic.
More information is available at www.cdow.org/coronavirus.
No Taxpayer Funding of Abortions
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Response to Abuse Info
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Catholic Burial Resources
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A new website, sponsored by Catholic Cemeteries Conference and the USCCB Catholic Communications Campaign, has wonderful resources for parishes. Valuable information for parish bereavement committees, group discussions, RCIA programs, school lesson plans, bible studies, and videos for parish websites are all free for your use. Please visit the website and create a username and password to take advantage of all the free material - catholicburialtraditions.org.
Over the next several months, we will be sharing some of the wonderful videos here in the Wednesday Diocesan Update. Below is a link to the video entitled Why a Catholic Funeral, Part One. With testimonies from priests and family members, this short video shows the importance of a Catholic funeral not only for the deceased but also for those left behind.