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On 5-6 June 2021, the dispensation will expire that excused Catholics in the Archdiocese of Dubuque from participating at Sunday Mass in church.
 
As the pandemic isn’t over, even without a dispensation, Catholics can still legitimately excuse themselves from Sunday Mass if they’re afraid of getting COVID, or if…
 
1.  you are frail from age or illness;
2.  caring for someone sick, homebound, or an infant;
3.  weather makes driving hazardous, or work and Mass schedules conflict. 
 
In short, there is no sin in missing the Sunday obligation if you would go if you could go, but you can’t for reasons outside your control.
 
Gather together, hear the word proclaimed and explained, receive the Bread of Life, re-create ourselves by relaxing, and grow in holiness by helping the poor.