New Schedule for August
Beginning in August, while the weekend Mass schedule will stay the same, there will be some schedule changes along with added Confessions and opportunities for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church. (Our adoration chapel will remain closed until further notice.) Mondays: Communion Services will resume at 8 AM. Tuesdays: Holy Hour with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 5 PM. Confessions available from 5 to 5:45 PM. Daily Mass at 6 PM. There will be no morning Mass on Tuesdays. Wednesdays: No Mass at MPH. Wednesdays will be Father Rob's "campus day" at SIUE, and he will offer daily Mass there. Thursdays: Daily Mass at 8 AM. Holy Hour with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Fridays: Daily Mass at 8 AM. Holy Hour with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Saturdays: Confessions from 3 to 3:45 PM. Mass at 4 PM. Sundays: Masses at 8 AM and 10:30 AM. The Church will continue to be open from 8:30 to 3:30 PM (6 PM on Tuesdays) Monday through Friday for personal prayer.
New Guidelines for Public Masses
Social Distancing of six feet should be maintained at all times. Tape is marking seats in the pews to maintain this. Families living together in the same household may sit together. Everyone must wear a mask while entering and exiting the Church, as well as when coming forward to receive communion. If you choose, you can remove your mask once in your pew as proper social distancing is in place there. Again, while not in your pew, you must wear a mask while inside the Church. Please simply remove your mask when receiving the Eucharist and place it back on while walking back to your pew. All Eucharistic Ministers will wear a mask while distributing communion. As always, if you are feeling any symptoms at all of being sick, please stay home and ask Jesus for a spiritual communion.
Parish Office Hours
The Parish Office hours are from 9:00 AM to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday and from 9:00 AM to Noon on Friday.