A Healthy Reminder This Christmas
During Mass, please do not hold hands or exchange the Sign of Peace. While preaching or at the altar the celebrant will not use a face mask, but he and other ministers will when they distribute Holy Communion. (If anyone disagrees about the necessity of wearing a face mask, I would ask that person to wear it anyway out of respect for and charity towards their fellow parishioners.)
If you are sick or have flu like symptoms, stay home. If you are frail because of age or are vulnerable because of an underlying condition, or you are a caretaker or someone who is, it might be reasonable for you to stay home. If you are fearful, stay home.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Thomas Wenski
Archbishop of Miami