Public Health and Parish Life

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, we entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. Bring under your mantel of protection all who provide care for the sick and minister to their needs, as your Son implores us to do for one another. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Amen.


NEW INFO • Friday, March 12, 2021


Good People of IC,

Big exciting news!

On Palm Sunday weekend, March 27 and 28 we will lift social distancing regulations in Church. This will necessitate masks to be worn throughout every Mass.

With the growing number of people getting vaccinated, more people are confident and eager about returning to in-person Masses.

Happily, we are maxing out our social-distance-restricted space. Thus the need to lift the restrictions. Thus the need for all mask Masses.

On Palm Sunday, the ropes will be gone. Sit wherever you want. All doors will be open to enter and exit. The congregation will again come forward in line to receive Communion. Servers will be serving at the altar again (they are eager). Father will enter and exit down the aisle.

We need to be cautious. There are many people with underlying conditions and COVID is still out there.

We will need to think it all through one step at a time. More details will follow. But for now this is a big, and I think, a hopeful and exciting step.

Thank you for your incredible support and prayer and ministry through this past unprecedented year. Thank you in advance for your patience going forward.

Blessings,

Fr. Don



NEW INFO • Saturday, May 2, 2020

GOOD NEWS: Churches are open!

HOWEVER: not as before.

We have a new normal because of social distancing in accord with diocesan, federal, state and county guidelines. Anyone 60 or over or with a vulnerable condition is strongly encouraged to pray at home with our live streamed Mass. All must keep holy the Lord’s Day, but the Bishop has dispensed all from the obligation to attend Mass physically until November 27, 2020.

FOR THE MASS ITSELF:

Everyone must take one’s temperature before leaving home for Mass. Every person must wear a mask (not supplied by church) before entering church, and must remain on until in your seat. Hospitality ministers will direct the seating. The number of available seats will be severely reduced because of the 6 foot distancing requirement. Please maintain 6 feet apart on all sides of family units. Not everyone who comes may be able to enter if available seats are taken.

Our Mass schedule will be Saturday 5pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9:00 am, 10:30am and 5pm. We properly sanitize the church between Masses. To accomplish this, we will need at least a dozen hospitality ministers under 60 years of age per Mass. If you are not presently a minister, and are under 60 willing to serve, please contact Sandy Lueckenhoff at sklgov@aol.com.

Please do NOT use Clorox/Lysol wipes on the wooden pews!

Entrance to the church will be limited to only the 2 glass doors. Collection baskets will be located at the inner doors. All doors may be used for exiting – please maintain distancing! After next Sunday we will have a better sense of what scheduling and logistics changes may be necessary.

Weekday Masses are at 6:30 am and 8:00 am, and Saturday morning Mass is at 8:00 am. All social distancing requirements listed above apply to weekday Masses, including masks and limited seating.

Confessions (and anointing) will be available on Wednesdays 12-1pm, and by appointment.

Some will think this is too much, others not enough. At least for now, this is what we have to do per diocesan directives, and also per secular authorities. Information and regulations seem to change constantly, often suddenly. Opening church for worship is obviously a work-in-progress.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your patience and your faith.

God Bless,

Fr. Don

For anyone who does not have satellite or cable TV or a smart phone, please reach out and let them know that they can participate in Mass by listening to the radio at KHJR 881. FM. Here's a programming schedule that you can print off and mail to them.