May 20, 2021 The prospects for re-opening and getting back to a semblance of what life was like pre-COVID-19 have never been better after news this week that 60 percent of all adults in the U.S. have received at least the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. It also helps that children ages 12 to 15 are also now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. California dioceses are optimistic about widespread re-openings and evaluating the safest ways to continue to promote the common good and responsibly re-open church capacities. Check with your diocese or parish for details in your community. If you haven’t already and are medically eligible, please vaccinate at your earliest opportunity. Click here to read the California Catholic Bishops and Healthcare Ministries’ statement on the vaccines and caring for the common good.