The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is preparing to open the doors of its temples on June 3 with new protocols but with the same faith after almost three months closed
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the largest of the United States and their churches received a preparation guide this Wednesday for the opening of their doors next June 3 for private prayer, and on June 7 for Sunday mass.
In a letter addressed to parishes, the Archbishop José Gómez instructed the 78 parishes that make up the archdiocese on the reopening process after almost three months of having closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Changes ask use only 25% of church capacity, with a maximum of 100 attendees during the first 21 days after reopening.
"As we enter this new moment, it is important to remember that the coronavirus is still out there, still contagious, and still dangerous."Emphasized the Archbishop Gomez in the statement.
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Parishes should implement a series of sanitary measures, including deep cleaning of the facilities and make cleaning materials available for "disinfect contact points after each visitor leaves"Warns the guide.
The same guide recommends removing chant books from benches, emptying holy water fountains, and cordoning off statues and other frequently touched objects.
Catholic churches they adapted during the quarantine and made broadcasts and videoconferences of the masses and other rites through social networksEven for Easter there were spiritual retreats via the Internet.
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