El Paso, Texas — The Diocese of El Paso announced Wednesday evening that Catholic churches in El Paso County will be allowed to have increased attendance at masses.
Mass attendance will expand from 25% to 50% capacity, assuming that strict
adherence to mask wearing inside churches is practiced at all times.
"Those Catholics that have been fully vaccinated are highly encouraged to return to mass in public," a statement form the diocese said.
Under the latest diocese guidelines, officials indicated weddings and funerals would remain at a maximum of 75 people inside of a church and 25 people at the graveside service.