Since the new normal was implemented, many dioceses and church organizations find ways to continue to do their praise, worship, and church services. Lately, drive-in services, as well as online live streaming church services, are only things that are accessible for now.

Things may seem to slowly go back to normal, however, as the dioceses of Harrisburg announced that they would be gradually resuming their daily and Sunday masses starting on June 6. This is according to their spokesperson Rachel Bryson. Bryson also stated that some parishes in the yellow phase of reopening already resumed their Mass services. Some are scheduled to return this weekend.

This “projected” date of reopening of Masses was based on Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement that those counties in Pennsylvania that are under the “red” phase will slowly be moved on “yellow” phase of reopening beginning June 5. Public masses and related praise and worship celebrations were suspended in mid-March due to COVID-19 concerns.

Governor Tom Wolf said that there would be “consequences” for those counties who will disobey and violate his stay-at-home orders and reopening plans. This statement was announced on his official Twitter account, just after Donald Trump took to Twitter to push him to “move quickly” on lifting restrictions in the state. He and local state officials continue to urge citizens to practice social distancing, stay at home, and hope for everyone’s cooperation in flattening the curve.