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Reopening Plans at St. Dismas Parish

Most updated statements from the Archdiocese of Chicago can be found here.   

Please take a moment to watch the video of Parishioner Guidelines as you return to St. Dismas.


We are very excited that St. Dismas Church has been certified by the Archdiocese of Chicago to resume the public celebration of Mass as part of the 2nd Phase of the Church Reopening Process.  Cardinal Cupich’s dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass remains in force.  Group/Ministry Gatherings and church activities until further notice.  The rectory will be closed until further notice; the staff will be checking messages remotely.  

In order to maintain appropriate social distancing, St. Dismas can accommodate 40 parishioners per Mass.  Over time, additional Masses will be added on the weekend as long as we can assure everyone’s safety.  Before coming to Mass, we ask that you read review the Parishioner Guidelines provided by the Archdiocese.  The daily Mass will be offered Monday to Saturday at 7:00 am followed by Rosary and Adoration and will be livestreamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.  Our weeekend Masses will include the Saturday (Sunday Vigil Mass) at 4 pm and Sunday mornings at 7 am, 9 am, and 11 am.  The 9 am Sunday Mass will be livestreamed for those who are feeling uncomfortable to attend or unable to do so because of health issues. 

 

Registration is required to attend any of our Masses.  You may sign up on our Mass Attendee sign up page using SignUpGenius.  If you are unsure how to do this or do not have access to a computer or a smartphone, you may call the office Monday through Friday to register.  A limited number of reservations can be made through the office.  Please leave a brief message with your name, the Mass time and date you'd like to attend, and the number of people coming with you.  As you can imagine, there is a large demand for the weekend Masses, therefore we ask that you consider others when signing up and allow others to have an opportunity to be present at a Mass. If you have reserved a spot for a weekend Mass and find you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation online.  You may also call the office Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, and we can cancel your reservation for you as well.

 

Key Points

  • Entrance will only be at the main doors of the church.

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times in the church.

  • Please maintain social distancing at all times.

  • A greeter will check you in and an usher will guide you to an available pew.  Please follow directional signs and sit only in designated pews on the blue crosses in each pew. Families living in the same house may sit together in the same pew and are not required to social distance.

  • Volunteers will be on hand to help direct you.

  • You may exit the church at the west entrance door. We respectfully ask that you leave the church once Mass has ended. We greatly appreciate no one lingering in the Gathering Area.

 

 

We Need You!

We are looking for a few good women, men, and teenage volunteers to help with the reopening of our church for weekend Masses.  Specifically, we are looking for 2 volunteers to be greeters at the door, 3-4 ushers to guide parishioners at each Mass, and 3-4 volunteers to help sanitize the church after each Mass.  If you would be interested in becoming a greeter, please contact Rosy Aguilar at raguilar@stdismasparish.net or contact Mark Matias at mark.matias58@gmail.com or Tom Plonowski at bwcookies@comcast.net bwcookies@comcast.net. 

 

Trained Volunteers - please use our sign-up link at Sign Up Genius to sign up for the different services that are held at St. Dismas.  Please know that you are able to swap with others in case you are not able to come to your assignment. 

 

Thank you for becoming part of our Parish Reopening Team!

 

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Decree - St. Dismas and St. Anastasia Parish

Click here to read the Decree given on May 8th, 2020 by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago


"Heal Me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise."  Jeremiah 17:14
Rectory Hours:  The office will be closed until further notice
Monday thru Thursday - 8:00 am to 4 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
 

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