Parish Announcements

Feast Day Parish Party

Come join us for a summer party in honor of the feast day of Mother of Perpetual Help on Sunday, June 27th.  We will start by praying the Rosary at 11:30 AM outside (weather permitting).  Then we will have lunch and social time.  The Booster Club and Knights of Columbus will provide water, iced tea and lemonade.  Our Altar Society will provide desserts.  Bring your own lunch, yard games, and any other beverages you'd like.  Please RSVP to the Parish Office (618-344-6464 or ) by Tuesday, June 22nd.

Blood Drive Postponed

The Maryville Knights of Columbus will reschedule their blood drive.  It will not longer be held on Sunday, June 27th due to the conflict with the parish party in honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help's feast day.  The new date will be published as soon as it is scheduled.

June 10

There will be no 8:00 AM Mass on Thursday, June 10th.  The Parish Office will also be closed on that date.

Adoration Chapel Open

 

The Adoration Chapel is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Blessed Sacrament is in a tabernacle.  You must have a code to get into the church and into the chapel.  Call the Parish Office at 618-344-6464 if you would like to visit the chapel and need the code.  

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.

Live-Streamed Masses

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.

Current Schedule

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:  Daily Mass at 8 AM.

Thursdays:  Daily Mass at 8 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 AM 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.