From the Office of the Bishop: "Return to the Table" Ending the Dispensation

A Message From Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, Bishop

From the Office of the Bishop

Friday, June 4, 2021, 6:04:30 AM


"My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


Effective June 5, when we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will end. Individual dispensation, for those who are still at risk of grave illness and for their caretakers, will remain in place. 


I am grateful to all of you for the patience and generosity you demonstrated during this difficult year. It is our goal to make public worship accessible to everyone while still providing options for distancing and safety.


As Catholics, we attend Mass to gather as a community that believes in Christ Jesus, and especially to receive our Lord in the Most Holy Eucharist. I pray that you and your family will be restored and nourished by returning to the Table of the Lord."


In the Lord's Peace,

+ Robert E. Guglielmone


Diocese of Charleston


To view a video message "Return to the Table" from Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, Bishop, Diocese of Charleston, about ending the General Dispensation during the pandemic, online, click here...

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