Bishop encourages faithful to join masses, church activities in their parishes

With the ease in Covid-19 restrictions and the coming observance of the Holy Week, Novaliches Bishop Roberto Gaa is encouraging the faithful to attend holy masses and participate in church activities in their parishes.

The bishop said it is time that parishioners go back to church although those who are sick, the vulnerable, and with co-morbidities may still opt to attend the online masses.

“We encourage our parishioners to go back to church but we still have not lifted the dispensation on online masses because we are still in a pandemic and there are some who have not been vaccinated. We cannot discriminate them because of their choice not to get vaccinated so we continue to hold online masses,” said Bishop Gaa over Radio Veritas.

Aside from the holy masses, the prelate said, the Church also reaches out to the faithful online through catechesis on the sacraments.

The Diocese of Imus and the Archdiocese of Manila, earlier, called on the faithful to join the holy masses and to participate in church activities in their parishes as the commemoration of the Holy Week nears.

The Holy Week begins on April 2, Palm Sunday, and culminates on April 9, Easter Sunday.