Parishes resume Masses after two months of closure

Father Jordan Samson held Masses at Christ the King Parish in Sioux Falls with all the recommended guidelines in place and encouraged.

After two months away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Masses resumed in mid-May. Attendance was light in many places as personal discernment was encouraged. Father Chuck Cimpl, pastor at Holy Spirit Parish in Sioux Falls, said many who attended thanked them for the precautions taken to make things safer.

“Those who returned were truly excited to receive the Eucharist again. Some were in tears because they so appreciated celebrating the Eucharist in a live setting once again. It was an emotional experience for both the clergy and the faithful,” Father Cimpl said.

Father Chuck Cimpl begins his first homily in front of parishioners in two months at Holy Spirit Parish in Sioux Falls.