Jude Thaddeus Parish in Sinajana, Guam, forbids kneeling during prayer or Mass as an inscrutable reaction to Covid-19.
A sign attached on the pew asks: “PLEASE DO NOT KNEEL” (LifeSiteNews.com, August). The parish-priest also refuses administering Communion on the tongue.
On July 12, the parish published guidelines for Mass attendance (below). They impose wearing a mask “or entry will be denied,” forced temperature screening, and hand disinfection.
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It would be easier just to post "PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND MASS" -but then they couldn't pass the offeratory basket, could they? ;-)
Don't be surprised, but some dioceses on the East coast of the U.S. are saying just that. Where I live (Midwest) the bishops of Iowa came out in unison saying no Church attendance until a vaccine for the virus in the spring. They reversed this later. I wonder why. Maybe push back from the faithful?