Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
In order to continue assisting local public health efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is lifted for everyone until further notice.
Churches will remain open and Masses will be offered, but the recommendations of the Ministry of Health to restrict the number attending to 250 must be observed.
As this situation continues to evolve rapidly, I encourage Catholics to sign up for email updates from your parish and the Archdiocese, so that we can keep you informed of further developments as they occur. Please sign up here: rcav.org/corona.
With the assurance of my prayers for all of you, I remain
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+J. Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver