The Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie has welcomed state government advice on the lifting of restrictions as it prepares to hold Easter liturgies across the diocese.
The government had advised from 12.01am on Wednesday, March 31 density requirements had changed from one person per two square metres to three people per four square metres, equivalent to 75 per cent of capacity.
Capacity for places of worship can also increase to 100 per cent provided attendees wear masks.
These changes come into effect in time for churches across the diocese to hold the Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday.
The diocese stretches over much of the state and includes churches in Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Peterborough, Port Pirie and Waikerie.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie, the Most Reverend Karol Kulczycki SDS said this Easter would be different than 2020 and encouraged all Christians to return to their churches, gather as a community to celebrate and fill their hearts with hope for the fullness of life.
Visit www.pp.catholic.org.au/home/holy-week-mass-and-liturgy-times for a full list of church times across the diocese.