Governor Jay Inslee issued a new directive on May 27 permitting religious and faith-based organizations to hold services within strict requirements. The Washington State Catholic Conference bishops have provided parishes with guidance for safely and correctly reopening in accordance with the governor’s direction.

Our Lady of Mount Virgin started publicly celebrating Mass on weekends. Mass looks, feels, and sounds different. Following these protocols, however, will allow us to be together in a safe and healthy way. We will all need to follow these guidelines carefully to continue to have public Mass.

Our Safety Team are trained and dedicated members of our Parish who have come together to learn and establish procedures according the Archdiocese and WA State guidelines. They consistently carry out those safety procedures from the time of registration, to the day of set up and clean up for each Mass. They do not only offer their talent and labor; they also donate safety supplies with other donors as well. In this unusual time, we have received unusual gift – Our Parish Safety Team and their collaborating efforts.