Minot churches adapt to worship with COVID-19 health guidelines
MINOT, N.D. - Some churches in the Magic City reopened months ago; however for a few, it's taking time to get back to normal.
Our Lady of Grace resumed in-person mass a little after Easter.
"We missed coming to church very much," said parishioner Verona Ferderer.
The church tries to protect parishioners like Ferderer by enforcing social distancing between rows and sanitizing after communion.
"They want us to be safe, they care for us," said Ferderer.
Parts of the church have a different feel to them now.
The dining hall used to be used for fellowship, but now tables are gone, and chairs are spread apart so worshippers can practice social distancing.
The church has also had to cancel classes, but church leadership said they are doing everything they can to keep all members united.
“We have a number of members as you can guess who don’t feel comfortable coming; so we are taking communion to them if they allow us to go to their home,” said Deacon Steve Streitz.
Giving people the chance to worship in the era of COVID-19.
Our Lady of Grace will continue to stream their weekend mass service online.
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