Memorial Day Mass will be first in-person Mass at St. Columban since COVID-19 shutdown caused Ohio Conference of Catholic Bishop’s to suspension of all Masses back on March 16

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (May 11, 2020) – Catholic Churches will be open for in-person Mass beginning Monday, May 25. With that announcement from the Ohio Conference of Catholic Bishops, Rev. Larry Tensi, Pastor of St. Columban Catholic Church confirmed the Loveland church will hold their first in-person Mass in the church on Memorial Day.

St. Columban Catholic Church in Loveland, OH Empty during COVID-19 suspension of Masses (Chuck Gibson) 

Rev. Tensi and the St. Columban staff are working diligently to review and implement the directives for a safe “soft” reopening of the church. There are many steps and procedures to plan and implement for the safe return of people into the church to celebrate Mass in community. Details of all the changes necessary to ensure the health and safety of everyone who will attend mass are not final at this time. Tensi hopes to have completed review and planning by the end of this week. St. Columban will update the community as soon as planning is complete. The first regular weekend Mass schedule was previously announced for the following weekend of May 30-31.

St. Columban Church is a Catholic Community located at 894 Oakland Rd., Loveland, OH 45140  

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Rev. Larry Tensi, St. Columban Catholic Church Pastor (Provided) 

St. Columban Catholic Church – Loveland, OH (Chuck Gibson)