Sunday masses resume in East Tennessee after COVID-19 closures

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Fifty-one Catholic churches across East Tennessee hosted their first Sunday masses since closing due to COVID-19.

One of them was the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

video shows the priest wearing a mask while handing out communion and parishioners spread out throughout the church with masks on.

The Diocese of Knoxville opened up its doors for half capacity services over the weekend.

The diocese knows not everyone will come back just yet but said a lot of extra steps are being taken to keep people safe.

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