The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and the Diocese of Tulsa have released a plan for how to resume public Mass in the state.
Archbishop Paul Coakley and Bishop David Konderla wrote a letter to the Catholic faithful of Oklahoma.
The bishops said they resume public Mass in Oklahoma during the week of May 18 with Sunday Mass resuming May 23 to 24.
Due to the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, the Catholic Church will continue to live-stream Mass for anyone who wishes to wait longer before returning to public worship, they said.
"We are dealing with an invisible threat to people’s lives, a virus that our brightest doctors and scientists are still figuring out. The ever-present temptation in our American culture is to want solutions immediately and to act quickly, because we want what we want, and we want it now. As a Church, we must proceed more deliberatively," the bishops wrote.