Update – Monday, June 1st, 2020

Greetings.

As we continue to come forth from our COVID shutdowns into the summer, we’re all awaiting the Governor’s conference, which is scheduled for 2:30 pm CST today.

The updated Mass signups will be available by Wednesday morning.

The experiences of COVID survivors from amongst our Parishioners and their families continue to demonstrate that the disease is best avoided.

Stay tuned.

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UPDATED – Schedules for May 15 – June 5

This is subject to change – as time goes on.

The updated ~~~> SignUp Genius link is here for Sunday Masses.

Starting this Friday Mass attendance will jump to 25% of the legal capacity of our churches, from May 15 – June 5. 

Daily Masses

  • St. Jane Daily Mass attendance will be 75 people.
  • No Sign-Ups will be done for Daily Mass
  • Attendance will be tallied
  • Latecomers over the 75 number may Livestream from their cars or outside, and Communion will be provided during Communion – please walk-in with appropriate distancing, receive, and return to your auto or chair outside.
  • Don’t drive off from the Mass early.

Sunday Masses

Sunday Masses are still being determined as some may be held outdoors. A finalized signup – which will include those already signed up – will be published Thursday Morning, May 14, 2020.

  • Weather permitting, we will have an outdoor Mass at St. Michael’s Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm.
  • Masses at St. Jane will be held in the church and limited to 75 people.
  • Individuals and Families may attend and live-stream the Mass from your auto or outdoors.
  • Holy Communion will be provided at its proper time during the Mass.
  • Please walk into Church to receive Communion sensibly distanced, receive, and return to your place outdoors or in your auto.

Mass Times for Sunday – 5/17/2020

  • Saturday Vigil Masses – 4:00 pm at St. Michael and St. Jane
  • St Michael’s Mass will be outdoors, weather permitting, unlimited seating – bring your own seat. In case of rain, Mass will be in the Church with 40 people allowed in – Communion to all at the appropriate time during the Mass.
  • Sunday Masses at St. Jane are in the last week of the covid-amended schedule.
  • 8AM Mass – Extraordinary Form, Latin Mass
  • 9AM Marian Procession – open to all
  • 10:30 AM – Ordinary Form Mass
  • 12:30 AM – Ordinary Form Mass
  • 7:30 PM – Ordinary Form Mass

May 18 – June 5, 2020

  • Daily Masses – 8AM OF – Adoration – 12 Noon EF
  • Sunday Masses – 4PM Vigils, 8AM, 10AM OF, Noon EF, 7:30PM Sunday Evening Mass.
  • Office Hours – 8:30 – 12:30 M-F

Updated Mass Times and Attendance

May 13, 2020 – Wednesday -Our Lady of Fatima

  • 9:00 AM SignUps will be resumed with updated attendance numbers

May 15, 2020 – Friday

  • Mass attendance will begin with 25% of our 300 person capacity – or 75 people.

May 16, 2020 – Saturday PM, Anticipated (Vigil) Masses

  • 4:00 PM at St. Michael Mission (30 people)
  • 4:00 PM at St. Jane Church (75 people).

May 17, 2020 – Sunday Masses and Marian Procession

  • 8:00 AM – Extraordinary Form
  • 9:00 AM – Marian Procession
  • 10:30 AM – Mass
  • 12:30 PM – Mass
  • 7:30 PM – Mass

The Office will re-open Monday, May 18, 2020.

  • Our Office hours will be M-F 8:30 – 12:30.
  • Sign-Ups will be updated Wednesday 5/13 at 9:00 am.
  • Weekday Masses will continue at 8:00 am and 12 Noon
  • Adoration will continue between daily Masses.
  • The Sunday Evening Mass time will be at 7:30 PM

The Temporary Mass Schedule

This schedule is subject to change if a Mass is either added or held outdoors.

Friday, May 8, 2020 – Friday, May 15, 2020

Daily Masses

  • 8 am in the Ordinary Form
  • 12 Noon in the Extraordinary Form
  • Eucharistic Adoration  from 8:30 am – 11:45 am

Sunday, May 10, 2020 – Abbreviated Schedule

  • Anticipated Mass / Vigil  Saturday – 4:00 pm, St. Michael Mission 
  • Extraordinary Form Mass Sunday – 8:00 am
  • Ordinary Form Mass – 10:00 am

Sunday, May 17, 2020 – Pay Attention, It’s Different

  • Anticipated Mass / Vigil  Saturday – 4:00 pm, St. Michael Mission
  • Extraordinary Form Mass Sunday – 8:00 am
  • Marian Procession – Sunday – 9:00 am
  • Ordinary Form Masses – Sunday – 10:30am, 12 Noon, 7:30pm

Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Return to Regular Schedule 

Notes

  • We had discussed privately that a change in the daily Mass schedule would take place at an earlier date, but the news was never announced. So the changes are only during the signup period to help accommodate the rescheduled Marian procession and increased desire for Eucharistic Adoration.  
  • The signup period is currently one week and a few days, expecting that attendance will be increased on May 15 and afterward.
  • We often have requests for 24-hour Adoration, yet are usually unable to fill time slots on First Fridays. Hopefully, we can oblige part of the 24 hours – the morning hours – during a period of high unemployment and an expressed desire for increased Adoration. 
  • The Sunday schedule will change after Friday, May 15, 2020, to accommodate our Marian procession, which is usually held on the first Sunday of May at 3:00 pm in the afternoon. 
  • The procession will take place in the cooler morning hours, weather permitting, at 9:00 am. 
  • Daily Mass Schedules will return to their previously scheduled times on Monday, May 17, 2020, as we continue to put this period in history into its proper perspective. 
  • Sunday Mass Schedules will return regular hours the weekend of Sunday, May 24, 2020.
  • Many Parishes are not live-streaming Masses, not having signups, not increasing hours of Adoration.  It’s a great behind the scenes effort to do such and to afford such.
  • The decision-making process is overwhelmed with suggestions, which do help clarify insights into the minds and intentions of many. Still, every Parish and pastor are having to make changes weekly, daily, sometimes hourly.
  • This schedule is still subject to change if a Mass is either added or held outdoors.
  • Thank you for your continued support. 

First Friday, Saturday, Sunday

First Friday is as follows; space is filled and will be live-streamed:

  • 6 am Mass in the Extraordinary Form
  • 8 am Mass in the Ordinary Form
  • Adoration after the 6 am Mass, and again after the 8 am Mass until 7 pm
  • Confessions following both the 6 am and 8 am Masses
  • Confessions from 5 pm – 7 pm

First Saturday is as follow; space is filled and will be live-streamed:

  • 8 am Mass in the Ordinary Form
  • 10 am Mass in the Extraordinary Form

Sunday Mass is as follows; space is filled and will be live-streamed:

  • 8 am Mass in the Extraordinary Form
  • 10 am Mass in the Ordinary Form

Next Week’s schedule and the methods of reserving a spot at Mass will be announced by tomorrow, Thursday, 4/30/2020.

Notes Regarding Masses 5/1 – 5/15, 2020

The governor extended the stay-at-home mandate until May 15, 2020.

Because “Church” is an essential part of our lives – effective immediately, public Mass can be celebrated but only 10 people may attend each Mass.

The following directives are to be implemented for each Mass.

  • The people of the Archdiocese are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
  • If someone is vulnerable and not feeling well, they should not celebrate Mass in church with other people.
  • Attendance at Mass:

The number of people who can gather in the church is not to exceed 10 people. This applies also to Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals. This number will increase gradually.

  • For those who feel obliged to fulfill the Sunday obligation, a weekday Mass could accomplish this.
  • The 10-person rule is to be observed.
  • A specific Mass could be designated for the elderly who are in good health.
  • The church should be sanitized after each service.
  • Family members may sit in the same pew.
  • Social distancing must be observed – 6 feet apart. (This may necessitate roping off pews or putting markers for people to sit.) Six feet apart applies to the communion line as well.
  • Regarding the celebration of Mass:
    1. Ministers and parishioners should wear a mask.
    2. The priest/deacons should wear a mask at communion.
    3. Give communion with no bodily contact. Gently let the host touch the person’s hand and drop it in their hand without touching them.
    4. Communion on the tongue is not encouraged.
    5. The chalice with the precious blood is not to be offered.
    6. The sign of peace can be given by bowing to the other person.
    7. As people depart from Mass, social distancing must be observed.