Frequently Asked Questions
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FUNERALS - To arrange a funeral, please call MJ Martin, Director of Parish Operations (708)822-1627
These guidelines for celebrating funerals in a church reflect the updated guidance by government officials, healthcare professionals and church authorities. These guidelines are based on current requirements for groups of 160 or less in the church at any time exclusive of all ministers, funeral directors and usher or greeter.
• Masks should be worn for the entire time the participants are in the church even when responding to prayers. The sole exception is for reception of Communion when the mask should be lowered but replaced immediately after consumption of the sacred Host. Per IDPH and CDC guidelines, those with breathing difficulties can be exempted from this requirement, but those individuals must observe the strictest of social distancing from anyone not living in their domicile
• Eulogies by friends or family members are not allowed. However, eulogies may be given by the priest or deacon after the Prayer After Communion. Eulogies may be written by family and friends with the following guidelines:
- they are to be 3–5 minutes in length;
- they are to reference the life of faith of the deceased; and
- they should be written beforehand and submitted to the priest to review
Please call MJ Martin at 708-822-1627 to schedule a Baptism.
• All guests must bring and wear face masks. Masks should be worn for the entire service by all participating with the exception of the baby if under two years old. Given the IDPH and CDC guidelines, those with breathing difficulties are advised to stay at home, but if there is a need to attend, can be exempted from this requirement. However, those individuals must observe the strictest of social distancing from anyone not living in their domicile.
• Guests are asked to check their temperature the morning of service and stay home if they have become symptomatic.
• Those in a vulnerable population are encouraged not to attend.
• Godparents and guests are asked to stay in their designated seats for the entire service. (There is no requirement that the godparents “as witnesses” need to be in close proximity to the child and parents.)
Confessions are heard after 9am Mass on Saturdays.
This Sacrament offers the Lord’s healing strength and peace to anyone who is seriously or chronically ill, hospitalized, or about to undergo surgery. An individual or family member may call or text MJ Martin, Director of Parish Operations to request anointing. 708-822-1627
Please be aware that some hospitals are not allowing priests to enter at this time.
We are sorry, but the 2021 Garage Sale has been cancelled. We will learn more about the Fest soon!
If you are in need of a delivery of groceries or pharmacy items, please call the parish center or email email@example.com. We have some parishioners who are available to help you.