In several portions of our Diocesan territory (Western Europe), temporary local government restrictions have been put in place that prevent group gatherings and, by extension, the regular performance of public Divine Services. This is not the case in every location; but where it is so mandated, we have put measures in place to ensure that the Divine Services themselves will by no means cease, even if the public celebration of them may for a time not be possible (thus fully and properly adhering to these laws); and that it is still possible for the faithful to make their confessions and receive Holy Communion via non-public services during this time of difficulty and restriction. Special directives have been given to all the priests of the Diocese, so as to ensure that Divine Services themselves are not terminated, nor are any faithful deprived of the ministrations of the Church, while we at the same time adhere to the reasoned instructions of our local governments.
It is essential that you make contact with your parish priest via telephone or e-mail to enquire as to the specific status of Divine Services in your parish at present, and what instructions he has for you regarding receiving the Holy Mysteries. Where public celebrations are not possible for the moment, other arrangements are already in place and your priest will provide you with concrete information relevant to your local circumstance. You will not be left without the sacred Mysteries! In places where government advice does not place restrictions upon Church gatherings, Divine Services will continue as normal.