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MASS DISPENSATION WILL EXPIRE SEPT. 14

On September 14, 2020, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation will expire, and it will be the responsibility of those who are capable and not prohibited by other circumstances to attend Sunday Mass.

Read Archbishop Listecki’s full message here. Please take the time to read the full message. It’s worth it!

PUBLIC MASSES

(Revised August 14, 2020)

Masks must be worn at all Masses by all in attendance, per Shorewood Village ordinance.

Weekday Masses Have Resumed

We now have four Masses a week at each parish. As of the week of August 17, the schedule will be:

HF – 8:15 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
HF – 7:00 am on Thursdays and Fridays
SR – 7:00 am Tuesdays and Wednesdays
SR – 8:15 am Thursdays and Fridays

Sunday Masses

Public Sunday Masses at our two parishes are the (Sat) 4:30, (Sun) 8/8:30, 10:30/11:00 & 5:30 pm, as usual. Attendance at each individual Mass is limited to no more than 25 percent of our Church’s capacity: For both parishes that is a little over 200 people, which we will enforce.  The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is dispensed through September 6. If you are 65 or over, we encourage you to use your own discretion regarding whether or not to attend Mass.

  1. All ministries will be directed by the Priests. The Priests will alternate from Parish to Parish as usual. This means if you are performing a ministry, the person directed by the Priest will send an e-mail to you directly.
  2. Bringing Communion to our home-bound and shut-ins from Mass is limited. Contact the Parish Office for information on current protocols.
  3. Teams for cleanup will be set up for each Mass with one director for each Mass

SPECIFIC DIRECTIVES

Directives for this returning to Mass at St. Robert:

  1. First and foremost, if you have a cold or are dealing with ANY sickness please stay home.
  2. Enter through the two side front doors of the Church. They will be propped open to enter.
  3. Please use sanitizer in vestibule before entering main body of the church
  4. Once in the vestibule: enter church through the side aisles doors when going to the pews, upon entering the pew move to the middle.
  5. Walk to the pew that is open closest to the front. Front pews are filled first moving to the back. You will be asked to move if you sit in back pews first. Please maintain six-foot spacing.  If you are all in the same household, you may all be in one pew
  6. No walking around the Church once in the pew.
  7. At Communion time: Stay in the pews and the Priest will bring communion to the whole pew. Reception will be in the hands and there is no distribution of the Precious Blood. Then kneel or be seated when Priest moves on.
  8. Priest will end Mass with final blessing then invite the community to be seated as he dismisses pew by pew starting from the back. As you entered the pew so will you leave. Move toward the aisle you entered so both sides of the Church can be dismissed at the same time.
  9. Please no congregating out on the front steps of the Church. If you are comfortable gathering do it down the block or near your cars.

Thank you Sincerely!

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MASS RECORDINGS

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