Due to COVID restrictions, only those who were able to pre-register for a seat in advance for the indoor Masses we are hosting on Christmas Eve at 6 P.M. and 10:30 P.M will be admitted into the church. Unfortunately, we will be unable to accept anyone without a confirmed reservation. The Church will open 20 minutes prior to the start of Mass and will be locked when Mass begins.
Don’t have a reservation for one of our Indoor Masses? Here are some other ways to celebrate with us:
Parking Lot Masses:
There is no registration for either of our parking lot Masses on Christmas Eve at 3:00 P.M. and Christmas Day at 9:00 A.M. The lots will be opened at 2:30 P.M. on Christmas Eve and at 8:30 A.M. on Christmas Day and will close when they are full. For the purposes of social distancing, we are able to accommodate cars in every other space where there isn’t a parking cone. Lots will be closed once they are full.
Please note: the Glen Ellyn Police Department will not permit cars to park on Park or Fawell Blvd.
What to Expect at a Parking Lot Mass
Volunteers will come to your car twice during Mass: at Offertory to collect any gift you may bring and at Communion.
As you prepare to receive Communion, you may remain in your car with the windows rolled down or exit your car and stand by the aisle. Please remove gloves, but keep your masks on: first the ushers spray your hands with hand sanitizer and then a Eucharistic Minister distributes Communion. Please note, Communion will be distributed only in the hand.
Please wait until the minister has proceeded to the next car to take down your mask to consume the host. Please remain parked until after the Final Blessing for the safety of all. After Mass, we ask you to exit the parking lot carefully, as you usually do at the conclusion of every Mass.
Please note: You will want to make sure you start/run your car intermittently during Mass so that you don’t drain your car’s battery.
Park in the Lot at 6:00 P.M. or 10:30 P.M. and Tune into 106.9 for Mass. Go up to the doors of church during Communion to Receive Eucharist
We invite you to park your car in an available spot in the parking lot during the 6 P.M. and 10:30 P.M. Masses on Christmas Eve and listen to the transmission of our celebrations in your car on the radio by tuning into 106.9.
After serving Communion inside the church, Fr. David and Deacon Mike will distribute Eucharist outside of the church at Door 12 in the front of church and at Door 11 on the Ministry Center side. Those who want to receive Communion should remain in their cars until Father makes the announcement to leave your car and then move on foot to where Father and Deacon Mike will be stationed.
Please maintain social distancing in line for communion and remove any gloves. Shortly before you receive, there will be an usher to spray your hands with hand sanitizer. Please keep your mask on until after you receive. Once you’ve moved away from in front of Father or Deacon you may take down your mask to receive the host. Please plan on dressing for weather conditions, with sturdy footwear.
At these two Masses on Christmas Eve at 6 P.M. and 10:30 P.M., Communion will not be brought to any individual cars.
If you have mobility issues, please plan on attending one of our parking lot Masses at 3 P.M. on Christmas Eve and at 9:00 A.M. on Christmas Day when ministers will bring Communion directly to your car.
Watch Christmas Mass Online
We will also offer Christmas Mass on our YouTube channel. We will send the link via a Flocknote email as well as post it on our website on Christmas Eve.
We Invite You to Visit Our Nativity Scene and The Blessed Sacrament this Christmas Season
This year our Nativity Scene is set up inside the entranceway of the church so that all may drive by and enjoy it from their car. In addition, the tabernacle remains just inside the doors of the church. We invite you and your family to visit during the Christmas Season to say a prayer before the Nativity Scene and the Blessed Sacrament.
A Blessed and Merry Christmas to you and those you love!