Pre-registration for weekday, weekend Masses and Reconciliations will be available to the public on a first come, first served basis using Flocknote Sign-Up, one week at a time.
Only persons/families who use our sign-up procedures and have a confirmed reservation for a specific Mass will be permitted to attend Mass. There will be no exceptions. No walk-ins are permitted.
Beginning on Friday, June 26th the link to pre-register for Masses and Reconciliation will be posted in this spot.
HOW DO I PRE-REGISTER?
A link to the Sign-Up will be released and published at the top of this page by 1 P.M. each Friday and also will be sent via a Flocknote Email at the same time, for a week’s worth of weekday and weekend Masses that will begin 10 days following the release. (If you want to sign up to receive Flocknote Emails, visit StJamestheApostleGE or text Stjamesge to 84576).
Sign-Up will remain open until Noon on the Friday before the week of Masses begins or until capacity is reached. You will be asked to provide your name, email address and the number in your party. You do not have to be signed up to receive Flocknotes in order to pre-register for Masses.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF PRE-REGISTRATION RELEASES
REGISTRATION FOR THOSE WITHOUT COMPUTER ACCESS OR WITH A NEED FOR SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
We will reserve a number of seats for phone-in registrations for those without computer access. In addition, those who require seating in the handicap section or have special needs will need to phone in for their registration so that we may anticipate any extraordinary accommodations you may require
For phone-in registrations, please call (630) 469-7540, ext. 211 anytime after 1 P.M. on Fridays. If your call isn’t answered, please leave a message with your name and number and your call will be returned within one business day. These seats will be registered on a first call, first serve basis.
HAVING TROUBLE REGISTERING?
If you experience trouble using the Flocknote Sign-Up system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: registrations will NOT be accepted at this email).
NEED TO CANCEL YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION?
If you are unable to attend after registering, you are asked to actively remove your name from the Flocknote Sign-Up system in order to make the spot available for someone else. You will not be allowed to verbally give your spot to another person.
In regards to weekday Masses, at this time, you may register for as many Masses as you like.
Persons/Families are kindly asked to refrain from registering for weekend Mass more than 1 x per month in the beginning to give adequate opportunity for all to attend who so desire.
All infants or children (even if sitting on your lap) are counted separately and should be registered with your family.
BAPTISMS, FUNERALS AND WEDDINGS
Those who will be coming to St. James for a Baptism, Funeral or Wedding and their guests will also be required to pre-register. Please note that capacity restrictions for these events will be in place due to the need for volunteers and the requirements for sanitizing the facilities. When you schedule a Baptism, Funeral or Wedding at St. James you will be sent a link for pre-registration to share with the guests you determine you want in attendance.
Parishioners and their guests will be asked to follow the same exact directives as those attending Mass which are noted in the guide below, including but not limited to check-in ahead of the event, the wearing of masks, adherence to social distancing, etc.
NEW GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDING MASS AND SACRAMENTAL CELEBRATIONS
The Bishops of Illinois have worked diligently to create a plan to reopen Catholic Churches for Mass and Sacraments during this time of a pandemic to ensure the health and safety of all parishioners, staff and volunteers who desire to return to public worship. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the directives the parish, parishioners and guests must adhere to in order to gather together for public worship.*St. James Reopening Guide: New Guidelines for Attending Mass and Sacramental CelebrationsDOWNLOAD
*Parishioner Risk Assumption: While the parish will attempt to take appropriate precautions consistent with the advice of public health authorities, parishioners and guests should understand they assume the risk of contracting COVID-19 anytime they enter a public space, since such precautions do not eliminate the risk of infection.