DIOCESE MOVES TO VIRTUAL WORK TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR GOVERNOR'S ORDER

After Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order asking businesses to have their employees work from home when possible, the Diocese of Nashville decided to have its employees begin working remotely beginning Dec. 22 and continuing through Jan. 11, 2021.

GOV. BILL LEE REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC STATEWIDE ADDRESS

Good evening Tennesseans. It’s Christmas week, ordinarily a time when families across the state are gathering to celebrate. Unfortunately, these are not ordinary times. We are in a global pandemic that’s been crippling our country for months and now Tennessee is ground zero for a surge in sickness. I am speaking with you tonight because I want to be clear with where we are and what we need to do together to get through this. …

FROM GOV. BILL LEE, AN ORDER TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND PRESERVE HEALTH CARE CAPACITY BY LIMITING GATHERINGS AND SPECTATOR EVENTS AND URGING WORKING FROM HOME

The health and safety of the faithful during the COVID-19 pandemic is the first concern for the Diocese of Nashville. To protect people against the spread of the virus, Bishop J. Mark Spalding issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.
Read letter from July 30.
Read Decree.

LEER EN ESPAÑOL

INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS

You can stay abreast of diocesan news pertaining to this virus at www.dioceseofnashville.com. For information on speaking with your children about the Coronavirus, please visit the National Association of School Psychologists website or the National Association of School Nurses

INFORMATION FOR PARISHES

THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE FAITHFUL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS THE FIRST CONCERN FOR THE DIOCESE OF NASHVILLE. TO PROTECT PEOPLE AGAINST THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, BISHOP J. MARK SPALDING ISSUED A DISPENSATION FROM THE OBLIGATION TO ATTEND MASS ON SUNDAYS AND HOLY DAYS.


Dispensation of obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses has been extended. Read Bishop Spalding’s letter. We encourage you to follow civil authorities guidance and stay at home if at all possible. Please take advantage of the resources below to enrich your conncection with the Faith.

 

HOW TO SUPPORT MY PARISH

GO TO PARISH SUPPORT PAGE –OR– WATCH INSTRUCTION VIDEO

Dispensation of obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses extended to August 3, 2020. Read Bishop Spalding’s letter. Priests have been encouraged to say private Masses daily.

Many are available online. For information, check with your parish website or go to WatchMass.com for a list of online Masses, prayer and study resources.

INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS

Dispensation of obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses has been extended. Read Bishop Spalding’s letter. We encourage you to follow civil authorities guidance and stay at home if at all possible. Please take advantage of the resources below to enrich your conncection with the Faith.

Public health officials at the federal and state level continue to recommend that the common-sense practices that we have all become accustomed to during flu season are the best defense against the illness.

  • First, if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, stay home and avoid contact with others. This includes staying home from Mass to avoid spreading infections.
  • Frequently wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or warm water and soap.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue when sneezing or coughing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough

For more information about COVID-19 see

Governor Bill Lee’s daily bulletin 

Mayor John Cooper updates on COVID response 

Center for Disease Control

Metro Public Heath Department

ADULT EDUCATION AND PRAYER RESOURCES

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