An update from Most Reverend Richard E. Pates, Apostolic Administrator Diocese of Joliet
With coronavirus spreading without clear knowledge of its cause and the implications involved in its spreading, I believe it best to err on the side of caution. I ask that the following be implemented immediately in all parishes and institutions.
These cautions will remain in force until such time as prudence dictates that our normal practices be resumed.
The occasion of this communication affords me the opportunity to remind all ministers of communion to wash their hands thoroughly before Mass; a further precaution suggests using an alcohol based anti-bacterial solution before and after distributing communion.
I also want to assure the faithful that if they are sick or are experiencing symptoms of sickness, they are not obliged to attend Mass and even that, out of charity, they might not attend.
At this time, because of unknown dimensions of this virus and its rapid spreading world-wide, prudence and prayer are called for.
Saturday (vigil): 4:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:15am, 12:00pm
Holy Day Vigil: 7:00pm
Holy Day: 8:15am & 7:00pm
Daily Mass: Monday through Saturday 8:15am
Confessions: 3:00 – 3:30pm Saturdays & by appointment