After consulting, my Presbyteral Council, the Diocesan Pastoral Council, and my staff at the Chancery, I issue the following update to our directives.
On Saturday, June 5, 2021, with the vigil of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (formerly Corpus Christi), I am lifting the dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings. From June 5, 2021, the obligation is fully restored.
Parish Guidance Updated, effective June 5, 2021: Local Government directives which are more restrictive are to be followed by parishes within those jurisdictions.
The following remain suspended:
* Exchange of the sign of peace by hand
* Communion under the form of the Precious Blood.
* All other restrictions in the liturgy and parish life can return to pre-COVID conditions.
Mask mandate has been lifted.