COVID-19 Updates

The information below is how we are responding as a parish to the COVID-19 pandemic as a parish. As directed by Bishop Fold, we are following CDC guidelines.

The CDC now rates counties using a three-level system. Below is a graphic from the CDC outlining those levels.

CD COVID-19 Community Level Chart
Graphic by CDC –

You can use the CDC-provided widget to check the Covid-19 Community Level for Nativity Church by selecting “North Dakota” as the state and “Cass” as the county.

Liturgy at Nativity: Remarks by Fr. Bill

With the recent change in guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control regarding the wearing of face coverings, the priests and deacon will no longer be wearing them during the processions at the beginning and end of the liturgy. However, during the distribution of Communion, ministers will continue to wear face coverings, to permit access to the Eucharist for those who remain concerned about virus transmission.

At this time, however, Bishop Folda is continuing to suspend the distribution of the chalice to the lay faithful that began with the onset of the pandemic last year.

Release Date: 2-28-22

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