Mass Attendance Guidelines

To the Faith Community of St. Anne: The Mother of Mary

Phase 5 COVID-19 Protocols

We have been waiting a long time to hear the announcement about entering Phase 5. With great hope we realize there have been great sacrifices that have paved the way to our new reality. The following is what you will find when you return. We can’t wait to greet you at the door.

The state of Illinois enters Phase 5 on Friday, June 11, which means that all sectors of society will fully reopen. The Diocese of Joliet will follow Illinois public health guidelines and offers the following details for all church services effective June 11.

Masks
The Diocese of Joliet is following the State mask mandate and is requiring all parishes to respect this request.   Beginning August 30, 2021, anyone age 2 and up regardless of vaccination status is required to wear a mask at Mass as well as any indoor parish activities.

We appreciate and thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

Church seating
Sections are made available for those who are more comfortable with social distancing.   Please respect those who are more comfortable with additional space by sitting every other pew in the sections marked with crosses.

Capacity and registration
Full capacity is allowed, and registration is no longer required.

Collection and Stewardship
Collection bins will continue to be available for your donation. They can be found along the walls on the inside of church.   We continue to encourage parishioners to participate in our EGIVING:  https://giving.ncsservices.org/App/Giving/ncs-1474

Dispensation
The dispensation to attend Sunday Mass remains in place for the time being, with the intention of providing our parishes and our parishioners the opportunity to navigate and adjust to these new guidelines and protocols.

Youtube Mass
You may still connect with us via our weekly livestream Mass.   Watch the APP for notification of the time it will be livestreamed each week: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTpZfUfisWWZ9USAfMfwnOw

 

Father John