PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese plans to resume daily Masses on June 1.
It is all part of the diocese’s plan to loosen restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE: Allegheny County Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Child Pornography Following 2019 Investigation Into Missing Teen From Kentucky
The diocese also has a goal of recommending weekend Masses starting June 6, announced Thursday in a release.
“It fills my heart with so much joy to think of the doors of our churches opening once again,” said Bishop David Zubik in a release. “I’ve heard from so many who have missed praying in their parishes. I’ve missed it, too.”READ MORE: Renters Behind On Rent During Pandemic May Have Access To Millions To Pay Off Debts
Churches in the Diocese of Pittsburgh will also reopen for some sacraments on Friday as most of western Pennsylvania moves into the “yellow” phase.
The diocese will allow for small baptisms and funeral masses, private prayer and confessions.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Killing 2 Women In Pa. Now Charged With Murder Of Pregnant Woman In Michigan Who Disappeared
Funeral masses, weddings and baptisms will be limited to groups of no more than 25 people.