Permissions for use of the readings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

USCCB has enacted special permissions for use of their materials.

  • Through December 31, 2020, no permission is required for livestreaming of Masses and the Divine Office via social media. As always, relevant liturgical law should be observed regarding the choice and use of texts.
  • Gratis permission is granted to include these texts in a downloadable or print worship aid through the conclusion of the current liturgical year (November 22, 2020). The texts must be reprinted verbatim and the appropriate copyright acknowledgment must be provided.
  • Permission will not be granted to project the readings or other Mass texts.
  • Families and individuals are encouraged to bring their own participation aids (hand missals, seasonal or monthly booklets, etc.) to Mass. Parishes or other groups may wish to coordinate bulk purchase and distribution of such resources if local health restrictions allow.