ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Several Catholic churches are changing their ceremonies due to flu concerns. For example, they are opting not to distribute the chalice (to minimize the spread of germs) during communion. Some Pastors are even urging sick parishioners to skip church until they feel better.
“If you’re sick please think secondly about coming to church, particularly if it’s something upper respiratory or to make sure you’ve recovered,” said Father James Gigliotti of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Arlington.READ MORE: US Launches Mass Expulsion Of Haitian Migrants Who Crossed Into Texas Illegally
Several church leaders are taking precautions a step further by recommending that instead of shaking hands, parishioners bow slightly to greet each other.Chargers Finally Get Fans At SoFi, But Many Cheer For Dallas
Twenty-six people have died from the flu in Dallas County, three in Denton County and one person in Tarrant County.
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