AUGUST 20, 2021 UPDATE
Per city of Chicago guidelines, masks are required for all persons entering indoor facilities regardless of their vaccination status.
This applies to parish offices, schools, churches and other public spaces.
Observance of this policy aligns us with public health officials layered mitigation strategies.
Hand sanitizer will remain prominently available in churches, schools, and offices.
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.
- The Sign of Peace may be used even including shaking hands, however, please be willing to accept a ‘gesture’ of peace from those not wanting physical contact.
Reception of Holy Communion
- Receiving Holy Communion in the hand no longer requires extra hand sanitizing on the part of the Communicant. However, the priest and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should continue to sanitize their hands prior to distributing Communion.
- Receiving Holy Communion on the tongue may resume at all Communion stations; however, the minister will have hand sanitizer nearby and use it immediately in the event of contact with saliva (which is good practice in all circumstances).
- Distributing/receiving Holy Communion from the cup remains suspended. The archdiocese will communicate once sharing of the cup may resume.
- The Cardinal’s dispensation from having to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect for now.
- We will continue to livestream our 9:00 Sunday morning Mass on our parish YouTube channel.