Volume 8 #52
Return To Communion--INSTRUCTIONS
Dear Parishioners,

Bishop Paprocki has authorized the reception of Holy Communion but we must do so within very strict guidelines. Having said this, we all know the current pandemic IS NOT OVER. Please do not put yourself, your family or our parishioners at risk--we must use extraordinary caution and good judgement.

--The use of face coverings or mask will be required on the campus;
--Please use the hand sanitizer at each door as you enter; 
--A physical distance of six-feet is necessary;
--Stand locations are marked on the carpet.

--Remain in your vehicles until an assistant motions you to proceed to the door

--There will be two specific areas for the groups to meet: Franzen Day Chapel (South Door) and the Church Gathering Space (West--North Door). All departure is through the
(West--South Door) Photos below

--These areas have marked access and egress; assistants are available to direct the people.

--Deacon Candidate Rob and I will offer a short service (Our Father/Communion/Prayer).  After reception of Holy Communion, the faithful must return to their vehicles, as private prayer is NOT allowed in the Church during these hours due to the potential for larger crowds than allowed by law at this time.

--We ask the people to remain standing on designated spots during the service to reduce the need to sanitize a large area.

--Holy Communion will be received in the hand and so we ask that you only remove your mask for the actual reception of Communion.

--Holy Communion will be offered from 11:00am – 12:00pm on Sundays. 

--It is my sincere hope that these arrangements will meet most of our parishioners’ needs.
Please remember: This opportunity is for the reception of Holy Communion only.

How can you help us: Prayer & Patience because this is the best option we have right now. We will also hope for favorable weather to make waiting outside comfortable, but please come prepared.

I urge all those in the high risk population (65+, or compromised immune systems, or possible asymptomatic conditions) to use the general dispensation from the obligation to attend the Sunday celebration of the Mass which continues indefinitely during this crisis that is already in place. There is no serious sin committed if you decide that you and your family should not attend.

Fr. John Nolan
St. Joseph the Worker
700 E Spruce St
Chatham, IL 62629
Phone: 217-483-3772
Fax: 217-483-4581
Email: stjos@comcast.net
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