Fully Open This Weekend for Masses!
"Come to the Feast!'
"Sing to the Lord a New Song!"
Mass Times: 4:30pm Saturday; 8am, 10am and Noon Sunday
Entering Phase 5 Brings Some Changes
As the State enters Phase 5 of its Recovery Plan, the Archdiocese of Chicago has allowed for some significant changes beginning this weekend.
Here's a summary of what to expect at Saint Hubert as we adjust and go forward:
Capacity Limits are Lifted, Which Means There's No Need to Sign-Up Ahead of Time.
We are able to fully open our doors, so you won't have to sign-up to reserve a place at Mass. There's also
o need to check-in when you arrive
--even if you already signed up this past Wednesday. We have a place for you...maybe you'll even be able to sit in your "always place" again!
You'll also see that we've removed the ropes from the pews, which allows for more seating capacity. For those who would like to stay socially distanced you can do so by sitting in the dark brown chairs just inside the church doors and in the narthex. We also left up the crosses on the pews to help judge distancing as well.
It's Time to Sing Again!
We'll be able to finally sing out loud like we've longed to do for well over a year. We're looking forward to singing Alleluia. The cantors, musicians and choir members must also follow the new protocols in place for wearing masks. Musical instruments in addition to keyboards are allowed.
Park & Enter on Either Side of the Church.
We'll re-open the North entrance and the North parking lot. Feel free to park wherever you'd like and to enter and exit the church building on either side.
New Recommendations for Wearing Masks.
As with most other public
spaces, wearing a mask for those who are fully vaccinated is now optional; otherwise it is highly recommended. There is no requirement to show proof of vaccination. Please also note that all Eucharistic Ministers--priests, deacons and lay ministers--will continue to wear masks during communion. Presiders will continue to wear masks during the Eucharistic Prayer while consecrating the hosts.
Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrances of the church and is still highly recommended. Some of our greeters will also be on hand to welcome you and to help with this.
We will be able to approach the altar similar to the way we did before the pandemic. Instead of section by section, we'll now be able to approach pew by pew. The priest and deacon will be located in the center aisle allowing for two lines. The ushers are able to provide hand sanitizer for those who would like to clean their hands prior to receiving. For those who would like to resume receiving the Eucharist on the tongue, for the time being we ask that you use the center aisles only. There are certain protocols the ministers need to follow. We also will continue to refrain from offering the cup until further notice.
We look forward to filling the baptismal font and blessing the water before Masses on June 20. We also will begin passing the collection baskets again. In the meantime, donation boxes and baskets are located by the doors.
One Step at a Time
As the seating limitations are lifted, we're looking forward to welcoming in more and more parishioners. Please know our doors are open when you feel comfortable and ready to return. For those unable to return just yet, we continue to offer our on-line Sunday Masses.
As we move forward, no one knows with certainty what lies ahead, so we'll keep adjusting and adapting taking it one step at a time. Thank you to everyone for your patience and your diligence in working together to make sure we all feel safe in this sacred space we call our house of prayer. Whether we come in person, or feel it's best to stay connected on-line, we find ourselves together on Sundays singing a new song to the Lord week after week.
May the peace of Christ be with us always! We hope to see you this weekend!
--Fr. Mike and the Parish Staff
Saint Hubert Catholic Church
Building up the Body of Christ
with Welcoming Arms, Loving Hearts
and Joyful Worship
on Friday, June 11 at 6:00PM