From Msgr. Maniscalco (March 22, 2020)
We regret not being able to serve you here at St. Thomas as we have in the past. Because of the difficulty of keeping such large areas as our church, lower church and chapel continually sanitized, they are currently closed. The diocese has notified pastors that no further liturgies are permitted until further notice. This includes funerals, weddings, baptisms, and any other cause for gathering people together in church. Wake services should no longer be conducted. Burial services may be offered preferably at the grave site, while observing all safe distance precautions. Memorial Masses for your loved ones can be celebrated in the future when these restrictions no longer apply. Confessions are on a case by case basis when they are urgently needed, observing safety health precautions. Anointing of the Sick and the Last Rites must also be celebrated following these precautions. Let us pray for each other and for the end of this crisis. God bless you and stay well.