GOOD NEWS! We continue to welcome ALL who are ready to return to Mass.


August 27, 2021 Update

Updated COVID-19 Guidance Per Governor’s Statewide Mask Mandate

Gov. J.B. Pritzker yesterday (Aug. 26, 2021) issued Executive Order 2021-20, which calls for all Illinois residents age two or older to wear a mask while in an indoor public space, effective Mon., Aug. 30.
Attendees at Mass and other indoor liturgical celebrations and events will be required to wear a mask, beginning Mon., Aug. 30. All parish and Blanchette Catholic Center employees also must wear a mask in the office when in contact with others. When employees are in their separate workspaces that allow for a distance of at least six feet from others, the mask may be removed.

We appreciate and thank you for your patience and cooperation during these challenging times.
If you wish to read the full document please visit the diocesan website, www.dioceseofjoliet.org


August 19th, 2021 Update

On August 19th, we received communications with revisions to our COVID-19 Protocols set forth for all parishes of the Joliet Diocese in response to the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus that has provided renewed upswing in the number of cases. The document is lengthy therefore we have compiled a summary of the most important items for your review as an attachment below.

Here are the top three takeaways:

  • Dispensation from the requirement to attend Mass in person is still in place.
  • Masks are strongly recommended for everyonevaccinated or not.
  • If people do not feel well, they SHOULD NOT ATTEND Mass or parish gatherings. 

For a summary of the most important items, please see the attached document

To read the entire document, please visit the diocesan website: http://www.dioceseofjoliet.org

NOT READY to RETURN YET?

We will continue to live stream weekend Mass either at 4 P.M. on Saturday or 9 A.M. on Sunday, depending upon the availability of our live stream team. The link to the live stream Mass will be sent via Flocknote each week, as well as posted on our website, stjamesge.org

To directly subscribe to our YouTube channel, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPGsN2-Ns582cA33cFFmnbQ

RECONCILIATIONS

We will continue to offer Reconciliations on Saturdays from 2:30 to 3:15 P.M. in the Cry Room. No registrations or check-ins are required. Simply line up along the wall at the back of the church near the cry room to wait your turn. 

Hope to see you soon!