Archbishop Alexander Sample said June 18 that the pandemic-era dispensation from attending weekend Sunday Mass will be lifted soon in western Oregon. Along with the shift, the archbishop will issue a pastoral statement to explain that life in the Eucharist is not about law and rules but about love.

“It’s about the love of God poured out for us in the holy Eucharist and his invitation for us to come and be united in him with love,” the archbishop said during a June 18 Chapel Chat, a presentation from his home chapel.