I hope this post finds you all well. This post is in regards to the mask policy at Church in the Diocese of Covington.
It has been brought to my attention that I have not been doing a good job in enforcing the mask policy here at All Saints. I apologize to those that have potentially been put at risk because of my lack of enforcing it. The policy is that you are required to wear a mask when coming to church. A mask will be provided if you do not have one. Children under 5 do not need to wear one. Those with a medical condition that would be exacerbated if wearing a mask, do not need to wear one. A space for you and your family will be provided if that is the case. Those who refuse to wear a mask without a medical condition, live-stream is available on our website of allsaintswalton.com from home.
I know this is difficult for some. Part of this is because it is said that with the virus, you can be asymptomatic and potentially infect others. In your kindness, please be courteous and wear a mask and observe social distancing. These are small sacrifices we all can make for the health and well-being of everyone who visits All Saints. Let us pray for an end to this pandemic, for all those who have died because of it, and for all who care for the sick and infirmed.
Please know that you are all in my prayers. My door is always open if you need anything or would like to talk.
God bless you, and keep the Faith,
Fr. Matt Cushing