Boston archdiocese updates regulations
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 8,691
    In short, these are the new provisions:

    * As of 4/16/2021, processions may be held.

    Starting at Pentecost, if favorable trends continue:
    * congregational singing may resume
    * choirs may resume singing
    * parish functions may provide food and drink if they are prepackaged
    * preparations may be made for summer youth events and VBSes

    All of those points have detailed provisions: the full text is attached.
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  • NihilNominisNihilNominis
    Posts: 657
    "Coffee should not be served."

    Why, though, if it followed the other guidelines??
  • MatthewRoth
    Posts: 1,382
    My guess is that they're worried about transmission by touching things, which… we're at a point where you think that this has been debunked or you're so badly affected by the pandemic that you think the evidence is uncertain. I haven't met anyone who thinks in fact surface contacts are a serious source of spreading the virus.
  • tandrews
    Posts: 103
    "visus tactus gustus..."
  • CCoozeCCooze
    Posts: 1,159
    @MatthewRoth, if everyone insisted on licking the surface, it would probably be significant source.

    Tea & biscuits, rather than coffee & donuts, anyone?
  • Liam
    Posts: 4,358
    Not likely in much of the Catholic USA. Way too Anglican. Back in the day, German-American Catholics would go to Mass, and then home for breakfast with, among other things, weißwurst & brötchen. Irish-American Catholics wouldn't touch anything smacking of Anglican culture with a 10-foot pole.
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  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Irish-American Catholics wouldn't touch anything smacking of Anglican culture with a 10-foot pole.
    or Swede!
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