Denver Newsroom, May 9, 2022 / 13:15 pm
Catholics in England and Wales should come back to Mass now that the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic have receded, the countries’ bishops have said as they announce the reinstatement of the Sunday Mass obligation.
“Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, until the present time, we have shared with you our judgment that the situation of the last two years has meant that the Sunday Obligation has been impeded,” the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said May 6. “We thank God that this situation has now changed.”
The pandemic’s challenges have significantly lessened and most people have resumed normal activities, the bishops said.
“We therefore believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply,” they said in a resolution passed at their spring plenary meeting.