by Diane Tuazon
MIDLAND - For most people Sunday is a time of prayer and worship, but with the recent Swine Flu outbreak, being out in public can be a risky thing.
"I'm worried about it because you never know who might have it," Resident Daniel Silva, said.
Others say it doesn't stop them from doing what they normally do, like going to Church.
"Not with our family, we don't feel it's a threat. That hasn't stopped us from doing anything as far as being out in the public. It's hard to tell who has it and who doesn't, but we don't feel bothered by it," Resident Catarina Nava, said.
Monsignor James Bridges of Saint Stephen's Catholic Church in Midland says they haven't made any changes in Sunday's service.
"We really felt there was no need to make any special precaution, now of course if it were to get worse, than we would do something different," Bridges said.
Even then, some say they will take extra precaution when being around others at Church, at least until they are sure it is safe.
"I'm going to avoid holding hands and also avoid taking the host from the priest with my mouth," Silva said.
Monsignor Bridges says there's no need to worry about spreading germs while taking the eucharist during Catholic mass.