Bishop Malloy has provided an “Executive Summary,” listing the steps necessary for churches to open for public participation in sacramental life. Phase I allows for parishes to reopen for Baptism, Reconciliation, Weddings, and Funerals with a limit of 10 attendees.
Phase IA allows for parishes to reopen for private prayer and adoration with a limit of 10 attendees.
Parishes choosing to complete the training required to reopen could be opened by May 23 for Phase I and by May 30 for Phase IA.
Phase II allows for reopening for weekday and weekend Masses for larger groups, depending on the guidelines from the state and the capacity of the church building.
To read the entire Executive Summary, click here or access the document on the Diocesan website https://www.rockforddiocese.org/covid-19/reopen-rockford/