Sunday Obligation Resumes June 5-6

Archbishop Naumann has chosen the weekend of June 5-6 as the occasion on which the dispensation from the obligation by the faithful to attend Mass shall be lifted. Beginning with Masses for that weekend, all the Catholic faithful residing within the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas must return to observing the precept of the Church to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Those who suffer from underlying health concerns or compromised immunity, or who have genuinely serious concerns about the risk of contracting disease are not bound by the obligation to attend Mass.

Additionally, and as has always been the case whether one is obligated to attend Mass or not, we are nonetheless obliged to observe the Third Commandment. The faithful who are unable to attend Mass, like all the faithful, should refrain from unnecessary work and avoid unnecessary shopping, and should spend time in leisure, rest and prayer.