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Please click on the below link to celebrate our Sunday, March 29 Mass online

posted Mar 28, 2020, 3:20 PM by Dianne Gavin

Sunday, March 29, 2020 Mass

Sunday, March 22, 2020 Mass

posted Mar 21, 2020, 2:46 PM by Dianne Gavin   [ updated Mar 21, 2020, 2:48 PM ]

Please click the below link to celebrate Sunday Mass remotely. 

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posted Mar 13, 2020, 12:03 PM by Dianne Gavin   [ updated Mar 21, 2020, 2:48 PM ]

We will no longer celebrate liturgical services of any kind at Saint Mary until further notice.  Our weekend and daily Masses are cancelled.  All parish meetings and activities are also cancelled until further notice.

Those who wish to pray the Mass are encouraged to watch a Mass on television on EWTN and pray along with them.

We will post any further communication regarding changes on our website as the information becomes available.  

Notes from Father Dan

posted Mar 4, 2020, 7:32 AM by Dianne Gavin   [ updated Mar 9, 2020, 11:45 AM ]

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In response to the advance of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the seasonal flu, Saint Mary Parish is following the guidance set forth by the Archdiocese of Chicago, especially regarding our liturgical celebrations as we gather in church. Until further notice we will:

  • Refrain from physical contact during the Sign of Peace (note: the Sign of Peace can be exchanged without physical contact with a wave of the hand, nod of the head, simply speaking the words, “Peace be with you.”)

  • Refrain from distribution of the Precious Blood during Holy Communion via the chalice.

  • Given the frequency of direct contact with saliva and breath in the distribution of Holy Communion on the tongue, each individual is asked to receive Holy Communion reverently in open hands for the time being out of consideration of our Ministers of Communion.

  • Refrain from holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer.

  • Refrain from using Holy Water fonts.

  • Refrain from general shaking of hands in greeting each other. As you arrive and leave church, please just say “hello” and wave to the priests/deacons rather than seeking to shake their hands.

  • Ministers of the Eucharist will sanitize their hands in the church sacristy with an alcohol based anti-bacterial solution before and after distributing Holy Communion.

  • If YOU are sick or are experiencing symptoms of sickness, you are not obliged to attend Mass and even out of Christian charity towards others you ought not to attend in order to prevent the spread of germs. The teaching of the Church allows for you to miss Mass – Catechism 2181 allows for reasons like illness.

It may sound and feel like we are creating an “antiseptic” atmosphere and these guidelines may alter some of our habits and preferences. But please consider this a time to actually watch out for one another, to care enough for each other to not spread germs.

Lent is a time of thinking beyond ourselves, a time of thinking of others and their well-being even ahead of ourselves. The Lord sacrificed his life for us that we may have life; this is a time for us to make some small sacrifices in our habits so all in our community may not be anxious about being at Church.

I thank you for your understanding during these times. Let’s hold each other and our world in prayer.

God’s Peace, 
Father Dan

The Queen of Hearts raffle has rolled over again! Get your pink tickets!

posted Mar 4, 2020, 7:22 AM by Dianne Gavin   [ updated Mar 4, 2020, 7:23 AM ]


Our Queen of Hearts raffle has rolled over! Tickets available now for our next drawing on March 3rd!

posted Feb 26, 2020, 8:54 AM by Dianne Gavin   [ updated Feb 26, 2020, 8:55 AM ]


Ash Wednesday Masses and Prayer Service

posted Feb 19, 2020, 11:11 AM by Dianne Gavin   [ updated Feb 26, 2020, 7:22 AM ]

6:30 AM Mass
8:30 AM Mass
12:00 PM Prayer Service with Ashes
4:30 PM Mass
7:00 PM Mass

 

Queen of Hearts Raffle

posted Feb 19, 2020, 9:47 AM by Dianne Gavin


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