Just to express a little bemusement: I’ve attended Mass in person just two times during the covid era, although I watch the livestream every Sunday.
I’ve been once to my church, and once to a nearby church.
Although they each had slightly different safety protocols, neither one shortened the Mass. For example, the cantor still sang too much and the priests’ homilies weren’t any shorter.
Since time of exposure is one of the most important factors in spreading covid, why aren’t parishes doing more to reduce the length of time people are in pews? Hand sanitizer and masks are good but there’s more that should be done.
Suffice to say, I’ll be participating by livestream for the foreseeable future.
Has anyone else had similar experiences?