Schedule of Services
Due to precautions taken in light
of the Coronavirus Pandemic, all Masses and Confession services have been canceled until further notice.
Due to precautions taken in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic,
the Parish Center is closed until further notice
630-773-1272 (ext. 1)
Parish Reopening Plan and Call for Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to assist with various aspects of our parish reopening plan.
Importantly, leadership team members and volunteers must not be part of a “vulnerable population” (i.e., suffering from an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or lung disease; undergoing cancer treatment, etc.). Those over the age of 60 should consult with the Parish Leadership Team about possibly serving as a volunteer. Those under the age of 60, who are healthy with no underlying health conditions are asked to consider assisting with one of three reopening teams. Religious Education families, high school and college students,
as well as young adults, are especially encouraged to answer this call to volunteer for teams.
Specifically, here are the three teams being formed:
Set-up team. Sample duties include ensuring that all supplies needed for each sacramental celebration/gathering are ready for use, entrances and exits are marked and propped physically open prior to attendees’ arrival/departure, etc.
Greeting team. Sample duties include assisting in managing the flow of congregants as
they enter the church, keeping attendance to 10 people or less at all times, making sure attendees use hand sanitizer upon entering, are wearing a mask, and are reminded not to enter if ill; directing people to appropriate seating/waiting areas, etc.
Cleaning team. Sample duties include maintaining and cleaning essential and trafficked areas of the church before and after the church has been used. Masks and gloves will be provided if you do not have your own. All approved cleaning/disinfecting supplies will be provided.
UPDATE / ALERTS
Regarding Parish activities
In light of the many concerns and cancellations stemming from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this section of the parish website will be continuously updated to reflect any changes to St. Peter the Apostle Parish activities and events, including weekend and weekday Mass schedules. Blast emails will also be sent out as needed to keep parishioners informed.
If you are not currently registered to receive emails, you may sign up by clicking HERE.
Please note, that as the parish will have limited hours (see below), phone calls and messages left may likely not be received/returned until regular hours resume.
Fr. Slawek is monitoring the situation and will take guidance and direction from the
Diocese of Joliet and will follow any protocol that may be deemed necessary by Bishop Richard Pates, Apostolic Administrator, for the Diocese of Joliet.
Of course, everyone is urged to use personal judgment and be prudent in making decisions related to any activities for themselves and their families. For more information and recommendations, please visit the website for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
As of Monday, March 16, 2020:
>> In light of the latest advisory to avoid gathering in groups of ten or more, all WEEKEND and WEEKDAY Masses have been suspended until further notice.
>> The church will remain open during the day for private prayer.
>> The Parish Center is operating limited hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 12:30pm. Should you need assistance outside of those hours, please call or send an email in advance to schedule an appointment.
>> Religious Education classes - CANCELED until further notice
>> Confirmation (scheduled for March 28) - Postponed until further notice
>> Parish Mission (scheduled for March 15-17) - CANCELED
>> Knights of Columbus Fish Fry (scheduled for March 27) - CANCELED
>> Friday afternoon and evening Stations of The Cross will take place as usual at
3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.