CNA Staff, Oct 6, 2020 / 03:00 am
At an outdoor rosary rally and Mass held Oct. 3, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone encouraged Catholics to renew their respect and devotion to the Eucharist as indoor Masses resume across the city.
"Have we accepted this fast from the Eucharist as an opportunity God has given us to renew our devotion and love for the sacrament?" Cordileone said during his homily at the rally outside the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption.
The office of San Francisco's mayor announced Sept. 29 that places of worship will be permitted to hold services indoors at 25% capacity, up to 100 people, beginning Sept. 30.
The city had been allowing only one worshipper at a time in places of worship, regardless of the building's size, while allowing multiple patrons in other indoor establishments. Parishes in San Francisco had been adapting to the restrictions by holding multiple concurrent, outdoor Masses each Sunday.