Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 8, 2022 / 15:17 pm
For Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sunday Mass will become obligatory once again after a general dispensation was granted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The restoration of the obligation comes more than a year and a half after dioceses in other parts of the U.S. began lifting their dispensations.
“Dear Brothers, Cardinal [Blase] Cupich is lifting the general dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass that was put into effect at the beginning of the pandemic,” says an internal email to priests from the archdiocese’s vicar general, Bishop Robert Casey.
The obligation goes into effect on Nov. 26 and 27, the First Sunday of Advent.