Mass and Reconciliation
The following comes from the bishop's updated COVID-related protocols.
"The Diocese is now recommending, not requiring, masks for parishioners over the age of five during all indoor liturgies and other indoor parish events.
"Additionally, masks will be required for all clergy and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion during the distribution of communion."
The obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Mass is restored in our Diocese. There will always be cases where individuals are excused or dispensed for serious reasons These reasons would include, but are not limited to, personal illness, known or suspected exposure to COVID-19, or if you are a caretaker of a member of the vulnerable population and your participation in Mass would expose him or her to a significant risk of contracting COVID-19. If you are unsure of your situation, please consult with Fr. Andrew who can assist you in your discernment.
If you wish to receive Communion on the tongue, please go to Fr. Andrew (he sanitizes after each).
Diocesan updates be found on the diocesan website.
Tuesday, 5:30pm, Holy Cross
Wednesday, 5:30pm, St. Mary, followed by Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament -- Reconciliation from 4:45-5:15pm
Thursday, 8:00am, St. Mary
First Friday, 9:00am, St. Mary
Saturday, 5:00pm, St. Mary's Church, Elkhart
Sunday, 8:00am, Holy Cross Church, Rural Maxwell
Sunday, 10:00am, St. Mary's Church, Elkhart
A noon Mass will be offered on the fourth Sunday of every month for anyone who would like to attend. More elements of our tradition are included, for example at certain times the priest faces the same way as the people, incense, inclusion of some Latin. A potluck meal, catechesis, and/or fellowship will follow. Please contact Fr. Andrew if you plan to attend the meal and let him know what you might be able to bring.
Feast of All Saints
Masses for this Holy Day are Monday, November 1, 8:00am and 6:00pm at St. Mary. This is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year as it falls on a Monday, but come to rejoice with all the saints.