Our 4:00 PM Mass on Saturday, November 21st will NOT be live-streamed. However, the 6:00 PM Mass on Tuesday, November 24th and the 9:00 AM Mass on Thanksgiving, November 26th, WILL be streamed on our Facebook page.
Beginning in Advent (Monday, November 30th), there will be a slight change to the Mass schedule at MPH, moving the 8 AM Mass on Friday to 8 AM on Wednesday. Therefore, our schedule will be: Mondays: 8 AM Communion Service; Tuesdays: 5 PM Holy Hour and Confessions, 6 PM Mass; Wednesdays: 8 AM Mass; Thursdays: 8 AM Mass; Fridays: No Mass or Communion Service; Saturdays: 3 PM Confessions, 4 PM Mass; Sundays: 8 AM Mass, 10:30 AM Mass. The Church will be open for personal prayer Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The Adoration Chapel is open. (Maximum occupancy is 5 people.)
Altar Society Raffle Tickets
Tickets for our Altar Society's Christmas Item and Quilt Raffles were in the bulletins recently. Please return your raffle tickets and money to the parish office as soon as possible. The drawings will be held at the Altar Society meeting on December 7th. If you need tickets, they are available in the parish office.
Adoration Chapel Opening
On Thursday, October 22nd, we will have a Holy Hour right after 8:00 AM Mass for our country and God's blessing on the upcoming election in the main Church. Immediately after the Holy Hour that morning, Father Rob will take hte Blessed Sacrament to the Adoration Chapel! See below for the schedule of the chapel. We will see how it goes for a few weeks, and if all time slots are full and there is a desire for more hours in the chapel, we will look at adding more open times. If you were a Faithful Adorer in the past and are not comfortable coming back yet, that is completely understandable! If you would like to sign up for a weekly hour with our Lord in the chapel, please contact the parish office to do so.
Adoration Chapel Hours: Monday 9 AM to 3 PM. Tuesday 9 AM to 3 PM along with a Holy Hour in the Church from 5 PM to 6 PM. Wednesday 9 AM to 9 PM. Thursday 9 AM to 3 PM. Friday 9 AM to 3 PM. Saturday 9 AM to 12 Noon. Sunday: closed.
Protocol for Chapel: 1) You must wear a mask until you are sitting. (Seats are spaced for appropriate social distance.) 2) No more than 5 people in the chapel at a time. 3) You must sanitize where you sat to pray. 4) No reading materials will be available until further notice. You can, of course, bring your own, but you must take it with you when you leave. 5) The person assigned the first and last hour of each day will be trained to properly expose/repose the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle.
RCIA is underway!
Sessions have begun for adults seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith, but it's not too late to join us. Anyone considering becoming Catholic or just interested in reconnecting to the practice of their faith are invited. All inquiries are welcome. Meetings are held in the Parish Office on Thursday evenings at 6:30. For more information, please contact Andy Hentz at 618-593-0090 or .>
Three Masses each week will be live-streamed on the Mother of Perpetual Help Facebook page. They are the 4:00 PM Mass on Saturdays, the 6:00 PM Mass on Tuesdays, and the 8:00 AM Mass on Thursdays.
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.