Info about Easter Masses 2021
Due to COVID-19, admission to Masses on EASTER (BOTH the Easter Vigil and on Easter Sunday) will be BY RESERVATION ONLY – and MASKS ARE REQUIRED. As reserved-seating at easter Masses will be on a “first-come, first-reserved“ basis, please be understanding if the Mass time or seat location you desire has already been reserved by someone else.
WHY must we have reserved seating for Easter?
While the standing-room-only crowds of prior years has powerfully demonstrated the centrality and the importance of the Incarnation in our lives – it is neither safe, prudent, or morally-responsible to gather in that manner in the midst of this pandemic.
What is the Easter Mass Schedule?
The Easter Mass schedule is:
Easter Vigil on Saturday, 3 April 2021 at 8:30pm at St. Patrick – Wellington → FULL
►Easter Sunday at 8am at St. Patrick – Wellington
►Easter Sunday at 10am at St. Patrick – Wellington
Easter Sunday at 10am at Sacred Heart – Oberlin → FULL
►Easter Sunday at Noon at Sacred Heart – Oberlin
Do I have to attend Mass on Easter?
Because of the pandemic and the ease with which the coronavirus can be transmitted, the Bishops of Ohio have continued to dispense Catholics from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. That said, those choosing not to attend Mass should still keep the Lord’s Day holy by prayerfully participating at a streamed Mass (whether on TV or the internet).
What are my options if I wish to participate in a live-streamed Mass on Easter?
The Diocese of Cleveland will live-stream the Easter Morning Mass on the diocesan website at https://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/offices/communications/mass (link will open in a NEW tab). You are welcome to gather your family around computer, tablet, or screen and pray along with the live-streamed Christmas Eve Mass.