Okay! I admit it. I am glad to get rid of the common chalice for good. It is a gross practice and entirely unnecessary especially in a pandemic.
But let's face it, shaking hands, going in public building including restrooms and normal contact with people in close proximity is a necessity of life in and out of church buildings. Most of us develop our immunity system by dealing with pathogens in daily life.
But yes, I have stopped the common chalice, a common sense thing to do permanently. But the Sign of Peace and ridding ourselves of Holy Water are questionable.
Yes, I've made the decision to remove Holy Water. I would encourage people to carry their own.
I pray this pandemic will soon end. Will the summer end it? I haven't heard if anyone in the Southern Hemisphere where they are in summer if the coronavirus is rampant there, like Australia. Anyone know?