NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Newark reopened today for public Sunday mass.
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place to follow state guidelines.
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Everyone attending a service must wear a mask and follow social distancing rules, while churches are limited to 25 percent capacity or 50 people in total, whichever is lower.
The Archdiocese said the return of public mass on Sunday coincides with its own Phase 3 of reopening, which is based on New Jersey’s stages of reopening.
Churches within the Archdiocese of Newark were already allowed to hold weekday masses, funerals, baptisms and weddings.
The Archdiocese said the decision to reopen is up to each church, individually.
Parishes will continue to live stream mass for those unable to attend.
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