Bishop Flores addresses plans to reopen parish schools this Fall

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – As parishes reopen the Diocese of Brownsville has a lot to deal with.

“Our Catholic schools are tentatively preparing for being able to receive students again,” Bishop Daniel Flores said over a virtual meeting on Zoom, Wednesday morning.

“Little by little, we are kind of backlogged with baptisms, backlogged with confirmations.”

Catholic schools also felt the impact of the pandemic and plans for the fall are still pending.

Bishop Flores, who is also on the board of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., says holding classes in session come fall, all depends on the state and county recommendations.

“A lot is going to depend on what the officials are telling us at the time,” he said.

Bishop Flores said they are letting parents at all 12 Catholic schools in the Rio Grande Valley know that they will be following state recommendations, prior to starting the school year.

Efforts they will be monitoring and looking closely in order for everyone to be safe.

“We can’t guarantee it’ll all be in person, we’re hoping that’ll be the case in September,”‘ he said.

The Bishop said keeping schools open is a struggle that some will face after being impacted by this pandemic. 

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