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San Antonio Archdiocese Advises Parishes To Alter Mass Ceremonies Over Coronavirus Concerns

Ryan Loyd | Texas Public Radio
San Fernando Cathedral

The Archdiocese of San Antonio recommended parishes alter procedures for Mass following the declarations of public health emergencies by the City of San Antonio and Bexar County.

Parishes were encouraged to distribute Communion into the hand instead of the tongue, remove holy water from church entrances and avoid physical contact.

A statement from the archdiocese said pastors have discretion in instituting these directives in their parishes, in light of local needs.

Catholic schools were also encouraged to frequently sanitize tables in the classrooms.

Joey Palacios can be reached at Joey@TPR.org and on Twitter at @Joeycules.

Joey Palacios can be reached atJoey@TPR.org and on Twitter at @Joeycules