Step-Two in the Opening of the Church

Bishop Zinkula has announced that we may proceed to step-two in the diocesan protocol for the reopening of churches. Effective Monday, June 22, daily Mass will be scheduled at the customary times. Mass will be celebrated in the church in order to ease the social distancing requirement of six feet between family groups. Those who attend Mass should sanitize their hands in the gathering space, and again before and after Communion, using a personal sanitizer which is to be brought with yu from your home when you come to Mass. On Tuesday there will be Mass only; no exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. We are encouraged to limit the amount of time people are gathered in the church. The celebration of Mass will be brief. For daily Mass please occupy the seats off of the center aisle, leaving the far sections of pews to the far east and far west empty. This will aid in sanitation. Instructions for the reception of Holy Communion will be given at the Mass.

Weekend Masses will resume on the last weekend of June, June 27/28, at the customary times. There are new protocols for the weekend Masses. These are put in place for your health and for the health and well-being of others in the church. Your patience and cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

 When you arrive at church, you will be asked to provide your name for the hospitality minister to record. We need to keep track of who attends each Mass, in case someone at Mass later is diagnosed with COVID-19, thus we would know who might have been near that person at a previous Mass.

 A face mask or shield must be worn by those over two years of age.

 There will be no bulletins or missalettes.

 You will be seated by a hospitality minister, filling one section of the church before occupying another area. This will be from the front of the church to the back. Please cooperate and take the seat to which you are directed by the hospitality minister.

 Only every third pew will be used.  Social distancing between family groups in the pews will be observed.

 There will be no entrance procession of the priest.

 There will be no altar servers.

 One lector will do both readings.  There will be no singing; only instrumental music is allowed.

 No collection basket will be passed. Receptacles in which you may drop your collection envelope or cash will be placed on a table just inside the carpeted area north of the gathering space.

 There will be no procession of the gifts. The bread and wine for the Eucharist will be in the sanctuary prior to the start of Mass.

 Only the clergy will receive the Precious Blood of the Lord.

 Holy Communion will be distributed to the faithful only under the species of the Sacred Body, and only in the hand. You should bring your own small bottle of sanitizer and sanitize your

 The clergy or Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will come to you, in the empty row ahead of you, to distribute Holy Communion in your hand.

 For exiting the church the faithful will be dismissed by a hospitality minister.

 The Mass is to take no more than 30 minutes. The homily must be brief.

 A thorough sanitization of the church follows each Mass, which may begin one hour after the end of the previous Mass.

 The faithful continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass each holyday and Sunday.  First Communion and Confirmation may be celebrated at the weekend Masses, but only for 2-3 families at a Mass. Be aware that these policies and practices are very fluid, depending on changes from the Diocese of Davenport and from the next pastor, Fr. Tony Herold, whose term begins July 1.

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Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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