As a people nourished by the Eucharist, we are in the midst of fasting from it so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Yet while the threat remains, we seek a gradual return to the source and summit of our faith. Slowly we will begin celebrating Mass in church again.
Following civic and diocesan guidelines the parish staff has developed the following plan.
We will have ONE public Mass in the church and ONE livestream Mass on YouTube each weekend as follows:
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Livestream at 4:30pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 21
Public at 10:00am
SATURDAY, JUNE 27 -
Public at 4:30pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 28 -
Livestream at 10:00am
SATURDAY, JULY 4
Livestream at 4:30pm
SUNDAY, JULY 5
Public at 10:00am
Guidelines for Mass Attendance
- Those who are symptomatic or who have been exposed to another with the virus within 14 days are not permitted to enter the church, in accordance with national, state, and local health directives. All attendees are asked to check their temperature at home before coming to church and if your temperature is above normal (98.6 degrees) you may not attend.
- Those who are at risk because of an underlying health issue are strongly encouraged, for their own health, to avoid the risk of attending public celebrations of the Mass.
- Those who are 60 or older are strongly encouraged, for their own health, to avoid the risk of attending public celebrations of the Mass.
Please also note:
- The restrooms will not be available before, during or after Mass.
- The Narthex/75th St. Vestibule will be closed and not available to families during Mass.
Please give all of the above information, as well as current government and diocesan recommendations, serious discernment. If after doing so, you would like to attend one of the public Masses please follow the directions below.
Mass Registration Opt-In
Following guidelines from KCMO and the diocese, we will be limiting the number of people allowed at Mass and practicing social distancing. Therefore, we have done our best to create a fair process for determining who may attend. Each week we will select a limited number of households by random drawing from those who have opted in.
for detailed information and instructions on check-in, entry and Mass procedures. Please review this information before opting in for the drawing. To register your household f
- Step One: Opt in to the drawing by submitting this form (click here). If you choose not to opt-in for Mass right now, you may opt-in at any time by using this form. One entry per household.
- Step Two: When your household name is selected you will receive an email (or phone) confirmation and detailed instructions for Mass. You must respond and confirm your intent to attend in order to be on the list for the upcoming Mass. No one will be permitted to enter the church who is not on the list. If you are unable to attend Mass on the weekend for which your household is selected, you will be added to the list for the next week. The original spot will be offered to the next name drawn for the current week. Spots are non-transferable. Families that would like to split up and attend on different weeks may indicate their desire to do so after their household name is drawn.
- Step Three: Everyone will be required to check in before entering the church. There will not be open seating. An usher will direct you to an available seat.
- Step Four: Everyone attending will be required to wear their own mask brought from home when entering and exiting the church and during the distribution of communion. Masks may be removed when seated in your pew except during communion.
Once a household has been drawn it will not be entered again until we have gone through the whole list as to give everyone on the list the chance to attend.
Questions may be sent to
or you may call (816) 523-2405.
We have tried hard to make this a fair process. All plans are subject to change based on civic and Diocesan regulation. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate this new and necessary way to celebrate the Eucharist. We are all looking forward to the days when our entire community can be together again.
Fr. Greg and the STE Parish Staff