New Mask Protocol
From: Bishop Calvo, Apostolic Administrator
SUJB: Mask Mandate
Due to substantial or high transmission of COVID 19, Nevada Emergency Directive 045 goes
into effect starting Friday, July 30, and will be for seven of the twelve counties comprising the
Diocese of Reno: Carson, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Lyon, Mineral, and Washoe.
The directive requires all persons, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to wear masks at public indoor
gatherings. The new diocesan protocol, therefore, is that all persons, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated,
wear masks when participating at indoor Masses and other liturgies and all indoor gatherings.
This protocol applies to the seven counties identified by the state.
Since many parishioners will not know of this new protocol before the weekend Masses, full
compliance with this protocol will understandably not be possible this weekend, for which
reason allowance will be necessary for those who come to Masses unprepared for the news.
I know we are all tired of these restrictions, but the key to stopping the spread of COVID 19 is
within our reach: vaccination. Please encourage parishioners who are not vaccinated to do so.
Concern for one another’s health and safety comes from Christ’s command to love one another.
February 1, 2021
ASH WEDNESDAY instructions: Here is the instruction for the distribution of ashes from the Congregation of Divine Worship: The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments issued this instruction for the distribution of ashes for Ash Wednesday during this Covid-19 pandemic time: After blessing the ashes, then sprinkling them with holy water in silence, the priest addresses those present, reciting once the formula found in the Roman Missal: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” ... Continue reading here
Dear People of God:
The following information was sent to all the parishioners and persons registered here at OLT with email addresses back on May 27th. I have edited it here for any visitors who might want to come to mass. Bishop Calvo reminds everyone that the dispensation from the obligation of Sunday mass continues for the duration of the pandemic! You do NOT have to attend, especially if you are fearful, a senior (65 years +), have poor health or underlying health conditions, infants, or especially anyone who is sick and/or having any symptoms of illness should, in fact, NOT ATTEND. Please remember to watch the mass on Sunday on a broadcast of your choice either on TV or website.
For those able and willing to attend... Continue reading here