Effective Friday, June 11, you are no longer required to signup to attend Mass!
Update due to “Restore Illinois Phase 5” beginning June 11 for all archdiocesan locations.
- All capacity restrictions are lifted.
- Masses, liturgies, sacramental celebrations, parish/school events and all offices may resume 100% capacity.
- Physical distancing is NOT required for vaccinated persons, but please be respectful of other peoples personal space.
- Physical distancing is recommended by public health authorities, when possible, for unvaccinated persons if conditions allow up to 6 ft. of separation.
- Masks are NOT required for vaccinated persons, but those who still wish to wear a mask are most welcome to continue doing so.
- Masks are recommended by public health authorities for unvaccinated indoors, particularly in crowded venues.
Temperature checks and Hand Sanitizing
- Temperature checks upon entering church have been discontinued.
- Hand sanitizing will still occur once you enter church, as well as during the reception of communion if you chose.
Masses and Liturgies
- All forms of sacramental and liturgical ministry may resume normal practice with a few minor exceptions noted below.
- Proof of vaccination is not required for attendance at any liturgies or services.
- Holy Water fonts may be filled and used.
- Choirs, congregational signing, oral responses, use of worship aids, envelopes and bulletins may be fully resumed if not already done.
- The Sign of Peace may be restored. Pastoral care and prudence are needed here to ensure everyone at Mass feels cared for and is sensitive to the limits and comfort of each other in exchanging the Sign of Peace.
Reception of Holy Communion
- As has been our recent practice, we are not actively sanitizing your hands before you receive Holy Communion. But should you still wish to have your hands sanitized, please extend your hands to the Ministers of Hospitality as you exit your pews.
- Holy Communion will still only be in the form of Bread, the distributing/receiving Holy Communion from the cup remains suspended at this time.The archdiocese will communicate once sharing of the cup may resume.