The Mass is the great encounter with Jesus Christ.
Saturday Vigil 4pm
Sunday 8am, 10am, 12pm, 5:30pm
Monday 8am and 6:30pm Spanish
Tuesday 8am and 6:30pm
Thursday 6:30am and 8am
Friday 8am (AND on the First Friday of the month 12pm)
GUIDELINES FOR RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION
The Church gives us some guidelines for the reception of Holy Communion to help us approach the sacrament reverently.
The Eucharist is a communion with Christ and with His Body, the Church. It is a statement of faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and of unity with the entire Catholic Church. Outside of the unbroken succession of authority from the Apostles to today’s bishops (apostolic succession), there is no priesthood; and without the priesthood, there is no valid Eucharist. Therefore, the bread and wine received in Protestant ecclesial communities is not the Body and Blood of Jesus.
Because of these differences, only a baptized member of the Catholic Church who believes in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist may receive Holy Communion; and a Catholic must not receive communion in a Protestant service.
The Eucharist as a sign of the real unity of the Church—including all Christians who are not in full communion with the Catholic Church—reminds us to pray earnestly that God would heal the divisions among believers.
We should not receive the Eucharist if we are conscious of having committed a mortal sin. All mortal sins must be confessed in the Sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving the Eucharist.
We must fast for at least one hour from food and drink (with the exceptions of water and medicine) before receiving the Eucharist.
The faithful may receive Holy Communion a maximum of two times in one day, but only if the second reception takes place during a Mass. (The exception to this is in the case of the Eucharist given as Viaticum to a person in danger of death, which may be received at any time.)
Tuesdays 7pm until all are heard
Wednesdays 12:30pm until all are heard
Saturdays 9am to 10am
and 1:30pm to 2:30pm
First Friday of the month 8:30am
During MAGNIFY (the last Wedsnesday of the month) 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Or please do make an appointment by calling 630-851-3444 or fill out the appointment request form on the following Reconciliation Resources page; let’s get our hearts prepared for Mass.
Monday 8:30am to 6pm
Benediction at 6pm
Wednesday 8:30am to 6pm
Magnify (typically the last Weds of the month) 7pm to 8:30pm
Thursday 8:30am to 6pm
Check out our Eucharist Adoration Resources at this link; block the time on your calendar to spend time with Jesus, He is looking forward to spending time with you!
Open daily 8:30am to 9pm
(will close if there is a Funeral, Wedding or Baptism)
Now that gatherings are becoming more common again, we are finally getting the opportunity to catch up on months of missed in-person connection. Do we even remember how?
The thing is, we’ll settle back into our rhythm in no time because humans are made for relationship and connection. In fact, that’s what is at the heart of Christianity. Not a story from the past, not a bunch of rules—an honest-to-goodness relationship.
What if one of the most important ways we participate in our relationship with Christ was pretty similar to being guests at a party? Check out this short video from Bishop Barron to see what we mean…
Pope Benedict XVI
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Latest Diocesan Guidelines for Parishes
Wearing of masks
1. Mask wearing is optional for everyone, including liturgical ministers, except that anyone distributing Communion will be required to wear a mask when distributing Communion. Please be respectful of everyone’s personal choice whether or not to wear a mask.
2. Eucharistic ministers will continue to sanitize their hands before distributing Communion.
3. Communion on the tongue will continue with the current procedure. Please remember that those who wish to receive on the tongue must go to a priest, deacon, or seminarian (who will sanitize between each communicant), and those who do not wish to receive Communion behind someone who receives on the tongue can always go to a lay-minister.
4. For those with grave reasons for not attending Mass in-person, Communion in the parking lot will continue until Bishop Hicks revokes his COVID-dispensation from attending Mass, at which point the distribution of Communion in the parking lot will be discontinued. If you would like to be visited by a minister of care with Communion after this point, please contact our parish nurse Jolene LeRoy at 331-707-5380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Please remember that “The Sunday Eucharist is the foundation and confirmation of all Christian practice.” (CCC 2181) Thus, our livestream Masses, while a beautiful source of support for the homebound and evangelization through the internet, is only intended as a supplement but never a substitute for the real thing. We will continue livestreaming daily Masses, but always encourage you to come and encounter Jesus personally (rather than watching digitally) whenever possible.
Sign of Peace
Livestream Mass and parking lot communion