Some Important New Points:
- The weekly Sunday Mass at 11 am will be bilingual. Limited to 50 attendees so registration is required. To register for the Mass, go either ololchicago.org or to the Parish Facebook at “Our Lady of Lourdes Parish” and look for the Reopening Sign-up Form.
- We continue to seek volunteers for the Reopening Team after the liturgical services. To sign up, please go to ololchicago.org or to our Facebook page under “Our Lady of Lourdes Parish”.
- I am working with the Volunteer Reopening Team in the parish on the next steps. We hope to increase the number of attendees in the weekly Sunday Mass. We are also considering to ways offer a different sort of Mass that would not require sanitizing after the Mass .
- We are exploring options for rescheduling the children’s celebrations of First Communions and Confirmations.
When you arrive for the service, you will be given specific seats to sit and required to wear a mask throughout the entire service. ALL are required to bring their own masks for the service. This includes each service that is listed above. There is no social gathering before or after the masses. Social distancing will be practiced at all the services in church. This means we maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from one another. The service will be shorter than usual and singing will be limited or none at all.
These precautions are all planned because the Covid-19 is still dangerous. We are called to exercise great caution and care for one another and for ourselves. Know that God is present in your life even if you cannot make it into the physical church. Thank God that our God is much bigger and gracious than a god who is limited to four walls!!! God bless all the parishioners and friends of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish!
God bless all the parishioners and friends of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish!