St. Bonaventure youth minister in Shaler tests positive for covid-19

A youth pastor at St. Bonaventure Parish in Shaler has tested positive for covid-19, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh reported Friday.

The person tested positive for the coronavirus disease on Thursday, but has not been around any young people in the parish or attended any parish gatherings since March 15 – when the diocese suspended all such activities.

The youth minister, however, stopped by the parish office in recent days to “find work for the house”, the diocese said.

Due to the possible contact made, the parish office of Saint-Bonaventure will be closed for cleaning until Monday.

The Minister of Youth is in quarantine from his home and will continue to follow local and federal public health guidelines.

“We continue to pray for an end to the virus and for all those directly affected,” Bishop David Zubik said in a statement.

Churches have remained closed and are not holding masses or performing funerals or weddings during the statewide shutdown and stay-at-home order caused by the pandemic.

Governor Tom Wolf has not yet specified a possible timeline for easing the restrictions.

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