COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

COVID Requirement Changes

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 2/21/22

As of February 3, 2022, Bishop Malone has relaxed the requirement for wearing masks to Mass in the Diocese of Shreveport. Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended.  Gatherings and meetings may resume as normal.

Update January 2022

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 1/11/22

In light of the surging COVID cases in our area, Bishop Francis Malone has reinstated the requirement for masks to be worn during all Masses in the Diocese of Shreveport.  Gatherings are restricted until further notice. 

New COVID 19 Safety Procedures: Effectively Immediately

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 5/19/21

Bishop Malone has decreed the following safety procedures for our Diocese as we, by the grace of God and the wisdom of our medical and scientific communities, gain the upper hand on this Pandemic due to past safety measures: Face Masks/coverings are still recommended though no longer required. The ... Read More »

Almost "Normal"

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/14/21

With the increasing availability of COVID-19 vaccines and the lessening of restrictions by governmental leaders, our Bishop has allowed that churches in the Diocese of Shreveport may function at regular capacity, provided that we maintain at least 3 feet of social distance between families and continue to wear masks ... Read More »

Mass Capacity Increases to 50%

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 10/29/20

As of October 2020, our capacity at Mass in the Diocese of Shreveport has increased to 50%.  Reservations to attend Mass are no longer required.* 

Masks, however, are still required, as is responsible social distancing while inside the buildings on our campus. 

We thank you for your attention to ... Read More »

MOTHER'S DAY OUT - October Newsletter

Posted by Kristy Dye on 10/02/20

October 2020 News:

Welcome families to October at MDO! Your children are settling into their routines nicely!  Just a few notes for the month: We have FALL BREAK Monday, October 12-Wednesday, October 14th. We return to school on Friday, October 16th. We were to have a professional development day ... Read More »

Burleigh Center Opens on Limited Basis

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 9/17/20

Brothers and Sisters,   The parish is beginning to hold meetings on a limited basis.  The parish will allow the holding of meetings based on the following rules.   A group must call Brandy Boudreau in the church office in order to schedule meetings/meals/activites. a.       There will only be ... Read More »

The Practical Impact of COVID-19 on SEAS

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 7/25/20

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected churches all across America, cancelling services, group activities and outreachministries in almost every faith community. Under direction from Bishop Francis Malone and with quick action by Father MarkWatson, employees of SEAS were sent to work from home on March 23, 2020. Each employee was ... Read More »

Phase 2 Update - June 5, 2020

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 6/05/20

Even though the recent Governmental order for Louisiana allows our state to enter Phase 2 effective June 5, 2020, Bishop Malone has instructed that church parishes in the Diocese of Shreveport are to continue operations under Phase 1 guidelines.

Specifically, due to the governmental requirement that we continue to ... Read More »

Resuming Public Masses

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 5/16/20

Information per Bishop Malone dated 5/8/20

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be dispensed until further notice. 

Effective May 16, 2020, public Masses resume at 25% of our building capacity. Reservations to attend Mass are required.  Click HERE to make your reservation; Click HERE to review guidelines ... Read More »


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