Parish Updates

Monday, October 5

Our new daily in-person Mass schedule is as follows:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am and 12:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am
Masks are required for those age 2 and older.  Social distancing is observed and seating is first-come first-serve.

We have also added additional Confession times. This sacrament is now offered on:
Wednesdays: 6:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am or 4:00 pm
Confessions take place in the Ministry Building library and Room 233. Masks are required.

Friday, September 26

The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will now remain in place for those with health reasons and concerns until further notice.

The Archbishop stated:
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for persons with health reasons or concerns remains in effect for all in the Archdiocese until further notice. Because of this, those wishing to participate in Mass and receive Holy Communion can do so by attending any Mass any day of the week. The obligation to keep a holy Sabbath remains, and Catholics are reminded that, even while homebound, they are to devote themselves to, among other practices, personal prayer, meditation on the readings from the Sunday Mass and the making of a spiritual Communion.  While those who are at high risk or who care for someone at risk can and should stay home and participate in an online or televised liturgy, Archbishop Hartmayer encourages those who are healthy and are not burdened with the fear of being exposed to the virus to begin returning to Mass and receive the grace of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Watching the celebration of the Mass on the computer or TV cannot become a substitute for receiving the sacraments.

Persons are encouraged to take their temperature before leaving home and to avoid coming to church if the temperature is 99.6 or greater. Taking of temperature at church entrances is allowed, according to a parish’s published or announced procedure. Anyone who is not feeling well should remain at home, out of concern for others. Those who are at risk or who care for those at risk and those who are concerned that they or their family might become sick should stay at home and view broadcast or online Masses.

Monday, September 14

Effective immediately, reservations are no longer needed for Sunday Masses. The majority of our parishioners were opting out of reservations therefore, to streamline seating, everyone will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to evaluate the best options to bring as many back to Mass as possible and as safely as possible.

Tuesday, September 1

We are pleased to announce that our 7:30 am daily Mass will be back soon! Beginning the week of September 14, we will celebrate 7:30 am Mass on Mondays and Fridays. It will also be live-streamed. Our Noon daily Mass will continue Tues – Thurs. No reservations are needed.

We are also happy to announce that we will celebrate a weekly Sunday Outdoor Mass at 11:30 am –  beginning later in September! Check back soon for all the details.

Tuesday, August 25

Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. has announced that the suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been extended until Monday, September 28, and the suspension will be reviewed again at the end of September.

The Archbishop encourages those who are healthy and are not burdened with the fear of being exposed to the virus to begin returning to Mass and receive the grace of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.

The Archbishop stated:
“Watching the celebration of the Mass on the computer or TV cannot become a substitute for receiving the sacraments.  When ill or in a vulnerable category for being infected or infecting others, the sick person should always remain at home.  This pandemic should not make us lazy regarding our spiritual life.  Our children are back in school and many people have returned to work outside the home.  We still need to be extremely cautious and practice proper protocol.  I suspect more of us can return to Sunday or weekday Mass than are currently attending. I am grateful to all our priests and lay faithful for making it possible and safe to attend Mass.  I appreciate the patience of our people during this unprecedented time.  Please continue to be safe.