The Flu Season and the Liturgy

The flu has been going around. Anyone who feels at particular risk for giving or catching the flu for any reason, such as age or a weakened immune system, should decline to receive the Precious Blood from the chalice and should avoid shaking hands at the exchange of the sign of peace, substituting a nod and a smile for the handshake. Please take care of yourself and be mindful of others.  For more information regarding the flu, please consult the USCCB website:  http://usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacred-art-and-music/influenza-and-the-liturgy.cfm