It’s a great time to fully reconnect with our community!
It’s been a difficult year plus. Opportunities to smile, chat and mingle were nearly non-existent. So many of us had to stay away from services for health reasons, while others carried on under the prevailing restrictions and attended in faith and love.
But starting on Sunday, May 23, 2021 – Pentecost Sunday, most COVID restrictions are lifted and coffee hour resumes immediately after the liturgy — rain or shine.
Come back! See your friends! Join us!
The loosening of restrictions is made possible by new CDC guidelines and Gov. Lamont’s announcement that fully vaccinated Connecticut residents aren’t required to wear masks indoors after May 19th, 2021. Here are the latest rules:
- Those who are fully vaccinated * are no longer required to wear a mask at liturgical or social functions at Saint Ann.
- Those who are not fully vaccinated* must continue to wear masks at all liturgical and social functions at Saint Ann.
- Those who are not fully vaccinated must wear masks indoors when not actually eating or drinking.
- All rows of seats will be open in church because the social distancing is no longer required by the state.
* The CDC defines a person as “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving their second Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and two weeks after receiving the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Although there is no practical way to enforce the mask requirement for the unvaccinated, those who are not fully vaccinated should respect the guidelines set forth above pursuant to their Christian obligation to protect human life – an obligation that flows from our very belief in the Lord of life, who commands us to protect, defend and respect all human life from natural conception to natural death.
The CDC still recommends wearing a mask in crowded indoor settings, specifically including buses, planes, hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters, but the fully vaccinated can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, “except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”
God is good. Let us share his blessings and his inheritance.