Pastor at Smyrna church in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19

The middle cross at an Alabama church remained standing Easter Sunday, while the other two crosses were knocked down.
The middle cross at an Alabama church remained standing Easter Sunday, while the other two crosses were knocked down.

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Credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay

The pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church has tested positive for COVID-19, but is currently asymptomatic.

According to the Smyrna church’s Facebook page, the Rev. Brian R. Sheridan tested positive on May 23 and is in quarantine for 10 days.

The test was taken before churches in the archdiocese began holding in-person daily Mass.

Other priests in the parish tested negative.

The church asks that anyone who has been in “contact with Fr. Brian in recent weeks should get tested. If you know anyone who may have interacted with Fr. Brian, please share this message with him/her,” according to the post.

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Sheridan has been transparent about testing positive. Meanwhile, many people posted well wishes on Facebook.

For those who live in Cobb or Douglas counties, you can make an appointment by calling 770-514-2300 or make an appointment  to get tested.

ATTENTION: Fr. Brian, Fr. Paul, and Fr. Clemente were tested for COVID-19 on Saturday, May 23. Fr. Brian tested...

Posted by St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Smyrna, GA on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The church has stopped daily broadcasts of the Mass in English and Spanish. It will allow for staff to be tested and a thorough cleaning of the building.

The Archdiocese of Atlanta began in-person daily Masses earlier this week in what Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer called a “measured and careful approach.”

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Weekend Masses will begin in-person on Saturday and Sunday under specific recommendations that includes social distancing,  no physical contact during the sign of peace and one-way aisles for Holy Communion.  Masks are also allowed.