“We know that all things work for the good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.“ (Romans 8:28)
The guidelines contained within this section are intended to:
Please note that these guidelines are subject to change based upon the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Conference of Bishops and the safe protection of the faithful. Thank you for your understanding.
Any parishoner not feeling well is encouraged to participate in Mass from home. Any person with a temperature of 100.4° F or more should refrain from public Mass attendance.
Dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect. The Easter Duty obligation is extended for a period of one year from the end of the Easter Season 2020.
Click HERE to read a letter from Fr. Don Oleksiak, diocesan administrator, to the faithful of the Diocese of Cleveland.
Fr. Don Oleksiak ,diocesan administrator, introduces some of the changes the faithful may experience when returning to publicly celebrated Masses. Click HERE to view more video message from Fr. Oleksiak on our COVID-19 webpage.
The Catholic Conference of Ohio, the state’s conference of Catholic bishops, announced on May 8 a plan that will allow a “soft opening” for resuming the public celebration of weekday Masses/liturgies.
Protocols will be in place to ensure that the celebrations can be achieved safely.
If a member(s) of a parish becomes ill or informs a pastor/parish leader(s) of a positive COVID diagnosis after being physically present at Mass or in the parish community, please use the phone numbers and links provided below to notify local board of health officials. Contact resources are outlined for each county a parish is located within.
In addition, health questions and concerns may be taken to the Ohio Department of Health by calling between the hours of 9am - 8pm at 833-427-5634.
Cuyahoga County / WEBSITE / Call: 855-711-3035
Ashland County / WEBSITE / Call: (419) 282-4231
Geauga County & Lake County / WEBSITE / Call: (440) 350-2188
Lorain County / WEBSITE/ Call: (440) 322-6367
Medina County / WEBSITE / Call: (330) 723-9688
Summit County / WEBSITE/ Call: (330) 926-5795
Wayne County / WEBSITE / Call: (330) 264-9590
Recommendations and directives for worship are outlined taking into consideration our faith and the current pandemic situation. The faithful are advised to read the outline prior to entering parish grounds and joining public Mass celebrations.
Access resources to discover, share and embrace Christ during this time. Videos, links and digital resources may provide individuals, families and parishes an active way to navigate the current and post-COVID 19 world.
Navigating prayer life, worship and new challenges introduced by COVID-19 as a family may seem overwhelming. Find resources for marriage, parenting and caregiving for Catholics of all ages within this section.
Restoring basic needs and providing outreach throughout our communities is a pillar of our Catholic faith. Learn about services, contact for support or donate to those in need.
The diocese is committed to helping parishes and affiliated organizations clean, sanitize and prepare a safe environment for worship. Resources on this page may help with ordering products, PPE equipment or review of CDC guidlines.
The SECURE program assists in connecting parishioners with their parish and opens channels for virtual and alternative offertory giving.
The diocese is ready to assist Catholics throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond as restrictions are lifted. Safety, support and spiritual care are of greatest concern. Each week Fr. Don Oleksiak will address questions and provide a summary of solutions. This section will be updated frequently.
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