Cardinal Tobin has approved the opening of churches for private prayer commencing Sunday, May 17, 2020. Beginning that day and until further notice, our church building will be open on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Mondays through Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The faithful continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday as well as from “Easter duty” (the obligation to receive Holy Communion during the season of Easter).
The following directives must be followed without exception:
- Churches may be opened solely for personal prayer during limited and designated hours. Individuals and families may enter the church for quiet prayer only. No gatherings are permitted.
- In accord with national, state and local health directives, those who show symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to an infected person are not permitted to enter the church for 14 days.
- Holy water fonts must remain empty until further notice.
- Hand sanitizer will be made available throughout the church.
- Public celebrations of liturgies, devotions, or other group prayer are not permitted at this time.
- Masks must be worn by all individuals while in the church.
- Individuals and families must maintain social distancing (six feet) between each person while in the church.
Anointing of the Sick and the Sacrament of Reconciliation are available as needed. Please contact Father Jim to make arrangements to receive either sacrament.
Additional information regarding the Archdiocesan response to the COVID-19 pandemic may be found here.
Regular Worship Schedule (for future reference)
9:00 a.m., with the Miraculous Medal Novena prayed during the Mass
5:00 p.m. (Sunday anticipated)
8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Noon
Monday to Friday (except Holy Days of Obligation, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving)
7:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Chapel in the Parish Center
Holy Days of Obligation
Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Holy Family Chapel during which time the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy are prayed.