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Diocese of Monterey

January 21, 2018 | Sacred Heart Church

A SUMMARY OF BISHOP GARCIA’S MEMORANDUM REGARDING
FLU AWARENESS AND LITURGICAL CHANGES,
DATED JANUARY 10, 2018:
Last week, we received a letter from Bishop Garcia regarding the flu season, in which he
makes the following reminders and recommendations to reduce the likelihood of the flu’s
spread:
• The sick or those who are not feeling well are never obliged to attend Sunday Mass.
• Those who are at Mass and are not feeling well should avoid shaking hands during
greeting and during the sign of peace.
• Reception of the consecrated host in the hand is preferred to reception on the tongue.
• Those who are at Mass and are not feeling well should avoid receiving the Precious Blood
from the communion cup. Receiving from the cup is always optional. We have already started to implement these changes. They will be lifted when the flu season ends. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and please keep our sick brothers
and sisters in your prayers.

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