Corona Virus Update – Our Bishops’ guide

The link below represents a guideline put together to address changes made to daily and Sunday Mass and also suggestions on how to keep ourselves safe and protected. Be Smart! Stay Safe! Learn to adapt! We shall prevail!

https://charlestondiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200312_DOC-coronavirus-response_March12_Final.pdf

The latest from Our Bishop:

Bishop Guglielmone announces cancellation of public Holy Week Masses
March 25, 2020 Staff Reports | The Catholic Miscellany Coronavirus, News, South Carolina

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone issued a memo March 24 regarding Holy Week Masses and information on continued prudent measures for protecting the faithful during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his memo, he stated that public Masses will continue to be suspended until further notice.
“Although we hoped to open our church doors to the faithful sooner than later, the ongoing spread of COVID-19 will prohibit us from doing so. We will continue to celebrate Mass virtually until further notice, which includes Holy Week and Easter Sunday,” the bishop stated in his memo.
Holy Week Masses will be live streamed from the Pastoral Center.

Links can be found on the COVID-19 Response page of the diocesan website here: http://charlestondiocese.org/covid-19-response

 

Palm Sunday, April 5: Mass in English at 11 a.m. and in Spanish at 12:30 p.m.
Monday, April 6: Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 7: Chrism Mass at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, April 8: Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Holy Thursday, April 9: Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper at 8 p.m.
Good Friday, April 10: Liturgy at 3 p.m.
Easter Vigil, April 11: Mass at 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 12: Mass in English at 11 a.m. and in Spanish at 12:30 p.m.

 

Bishop Guglielmone said churches will remain open for private prayer, but adoration in an exposed monstrance will not be permitted.
The bishop also noted that all Catholics are dispensed from Fast and Abstinence for the duration of Lent, except for Good Friday.
In regard to penance and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, an indulgence has been offered by the Holy See. Read more on Vatican indulgences here and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Bishop Guglielmone also expressed his gratitude to his priests and all the people who have continued to provide outlets of faith and to reach out to their fellow brothers and sisters during this unprecedented time, as liturgies and devotions are shifted to the virtual world.
“I have heard from so many people that they are grateful for our efforts to bring the faith into their homes,” he said.

 

Also see below from the Secretariat of Communications and Public Affairs:

 

Subject is the Diocese to livestream Masses, devotions

The Diocese of Charleston will begin livestreaming from the Chapel of the Holy Family tomorrow, March 20. Seminarians who are now in Charleston will participate in the liturgies. The schedule of daily and weekend Masses, and other devotions, is as follows:

On Facebook: facebook.com/DioceseChas
Daily Mass, Monday through Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Stations of the Cross, Fridays at 3 p.m.
On YouTube: youtube.com/DioceseChas
Sunday Mass with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone at 11 a.m. (English)
Misa en español los domingos a la 12:30 p.m. (Mass in Spanish)
Bishop Guglielmone has granted permission for Father Gustavo Corredor to celebrate a private Mass in Spanish and broadcast it through the diocesan radio station, Revive.fm. Please send this information to the Spanish-speaking faithful of your parish via your social media platforms, emails and apps so we may be sure we are providing Mass resources for all of our Catholic families: Spanish Mass online, Sundays at 11 a.m. at radiorevive.com.

El Obispo Guglielmone ha otorgado permiso al Padre Gustavo Corredor para celebrar una Misa privada en español y transmitirla a través de la estación de radio diocesana, Revive.fm. Envíe esta información a los fieles hispanohablantes de su parroquia a través de sus plataformas de redes sociales y correos electrónicos, para que podamos estar seguros de que estamos proporcionando recursos de misa para todas nuestras familias católicas: Misa dominical en español en línea a las 11 a.m. en radiorevive.com.

Additional information on livestreams and online devotions from our parishes is available on the diocesan website, charlestondiocese.org/covid-19-response.

May God bless and keep you.