Note from Fr. Joe:
This is important because Bishop Thomas John Paprocki has set the date of Divine Mercy Sunday, 11 April, for removing the dispensation from attending Mass on Sunday and Holy Day for people in the diocese. The expectation is that people will be coming back to Mass, and we need space for them in church. Letter from Bishop Paprocki
Ropes will be removed beginning Holy Thursday from the pews in north half of the church. These people will receive Holy Communion from ministers, who will go to the back of the church. Use the side aisles to approach the Eucharist, and then return to your pew by way of the center aisle. It works. We have been doing this for months in the front part of the church where the practice will continue. As usual, after Mass all people will exit by way of the center aisle, beginning with people in the last pews.
Wearing a mask is not required, but it is strongly encouraged.
NEW PHONE NUMBERS
Parish Phone: 217-961-6404; Parish Fax: 217-961-0680;
Grade School Religious Ed Phone: 217-961-6477;
Youth Activities & JrHi/HS Religious Ed Phone: 217-961-1500