capacity limitations for masses and sacramental celebrations

After submitting a map of our church with its measurements to the Diocese of Joliet, we have been approved for a maximum capacity of 77 attendees for weekend Masses if we have an adequate number of volunteers to assist. A Mass or Sacramental Celebration at full capacity will require approximately 9 volunteers to assist.

Therefore, based upon our current number of volunteers, we have set capacity for the following Masses and Sacramental Celebrations as such:

Weekend Mass 77

Weekday Mass 20*

Baptisms 10*                 

(including the infant)

Funerals 20*

Weddings 20*

*When we have an increased and reliable number of Reopening Volunteers, we will be able to continue the expansion of our Mass schedule, as well as the capacity allowed for each celebration.

If you would like to join our team of volunteers, email Reopen@stjamesge.org.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email reopen@stjamesge.org  Thank you!