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St. Mary's holds public Masses


June 9, 2020

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Parishioners line up to receive communion from Father Frank Kordek during the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Kordek wore a mask while distributing communion and informed parishioners that if he "accidentally" touched their hand, that he would have to stop and sanitize his hands before continuing to distribute communion.


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HURLEY - Many area Catholics were able to attend church services for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as public Mass services resumed this past weekend at St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Hurley.

"It is good to be back," one woman was overheard exclaiming as she entered the church. "It was heartbreaking not to be able to come to church."

Attendance was limited to 25% of the church's total occupancy, which limited attendance to 52, every adult was required to wear a mask, and congregating inside or outside of t...

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