ST. GEORGE CHURCH NEEDS YOUR HELP!
It's nice to be able to come back to church! Thanks to all our volunteers, we are making our re-opening carefully and safely. We are still in need of more help, especially following Mass to sanitize the church. It is simple, and will only take about fifteen minutes. Please call the office and volunteer!
Things are changing quickly, so please check back often.
The Archdiocese of Chicago is allowing parishes to open for limited numbers of people for Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration, Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings provided that the parish follow detailed Archdiocesan procedures. For information about what to expect when you return, see the attached pamphlet. When you arrive at St. George, please be patient and understanding as we are required to follow these procedures.
Everyone will be asked to reserve a place at any service using the SignUp Genius links below.
All will be asked to check in when arriving at church.
Greeters will welcome and direct you when you arrive.
A mask is required inside the Church at all times.
Please maintain a six-foot social distance from others at all times.
Mass: Celebration of Mass is back at St. George. Each week we
will have a Sunday Vigil Mass on Saturday at 4:00, two Masses on Sunday -- 9:30 and 11:30 am, as well as a weekday Mass at 8:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weekday Mass time changes to 8:15 am starting Monday, August 31, 2020). This schedule may be modified based on easing of restrictions, so please check back often for updates and a current Sign-Up link. Attendance is limited to 120 persons for weekend Masses and 50 persons on weekdays so reservations are required. Please use the link below to save your spot, or call the rectory office at (708) 532-2243.
Reconciliation: New schedule! Every Saturday before 4:00 Mass, beginning at 3:15 pm. Reserve your spot using the link below, or call the rectory office at 708-532-2243
Adoration and Private Prayer: In church every Wednesday, 6-7 pm. (Please note that the schedule may change as more Masses resume.) You may come and go as is convenient for you during that time, but total attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 people, so please reserve your place using the SignUp Genius using the link below, or call the rectory office at (708) 532-2243
WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS WITH THE REOPENING
OF ST. GEORGE CHURCH. Specifically, we are in need of cleaning volunteers. The role of a cleaning volunteer is to wipe down pews and kneelers, vestibule doors, Sanctuary, lecterns, priest masks, restroom handles, restroom light switches and faucets: Thats it! Please use the link below to sign-up, or call the rectory office at (708) 532-2243. You will then be mailed a confirmation and a small explanation of what we do.
Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings: Call the rectory office (708) 532- 2243.
We all look forward and pray for the day that we can once again celebrate mass together as the St. George Parish community. St. George as always is a welcoming community and our greeters will try to make you feel at home under these circumstances.
Please be aware:
Dispensation from Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation continues.
We still advise that the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions stay at home and participate through livestreamed and televised Masses.
We will continue to serve those who cannot attend Masses in person by livestreaming Mass on our Facebook page and posting to our webpage.
Church Reopening Committee
Parish phones continue to be monitored while we are under the Shelter-in-Place order. Call 708-532-2243 or email parish staff with any questions or needs. After-hours emergency line is also available at the above number. Anointing of the Sick is available. Please call Rectory Office.
We, the faith-filled community of St. George, nourished by God's Word and His Sacraments and renewed by the Holy Spirit, accept the call to continue the mission of Christ by living in, sharing and transforming our world.