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Dispensation From Mass Ends

Dear St. Catherine Parish Family,

Yesterday, Archbishop Hartmayer released a letter expressing his intention to remove the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass in the Archdiocese Atlanta. This means that, apart from certain specific circumstances listed in his letter, all Catholics in the archdiocese should return to regular participation in the Eucharist each Sunday. The Archbishop has decided that this change will take effect officially the weekend of Pentecost (May 22-23); however, it is certainly encouraged that we attend Mass prior to this date.