As you may know, Governor Pritzker has announced a mandatory shelter-in-place order for the State of Illinois. As a result, the Archdiocese has announced the following effective as of March 21, 2020.
All churches and adoration chapels must be closed and locked until the order is lifted by the governor. Private prayer in any parish building must be discontinued until the order is lifted.
As a result, SJB Church will NOT be open on Sunday mornings for prayer.
There can be no live Stations of the Cross or any other gatherings anywhere on parish/school property, nor can any parish personnel be involved in organizing them on any other site
All weddings and baptisms must be postponed and can be re-scheduled only once the order is lifted. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of the size of the group.
Funerals and wakes must be postponed until the order is lifted.
All Holy Week and Easter masses are moved online! Please visit us here for St John Berchmans online resources and schedules.
You can also visit the archchicago.org/coronavirus web page to enrich your personal prayer life and deepen our solidarity with one another as we experience the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
SJB OFFICE INFORMATION
Email: Parish and School Staff obviously has access to their email, but please be patient and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Telephone: For Funerals and Weddings please call Father Marshall at 219-809-2417. For all other emergencies and for anyone in need of food from the food pantry please call Louie Russo at 708-202-9330.
USPS Mail: If you would like to send us postcards, love letters, your contribution envelopes ... mail is being held at the Post Office and being checked periodically.
Bulletin: The Bulletin will not be published as a paper document until further notice, but it will be available in a smaller format on the Parish Website each week.
- Online Masses from St. James Chapel and Holy Name Cathedral
Daily Mass from St. James Chapel, and Sunday Mass in English, Spanish and Polish from Holy Name Cathedral.
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