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.

In accordance with current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, fully vaccinated individuals can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing. (“Fully vaccinated” refers to people who are two weeks past their last required COVID-19 vaccine dose.) Individuals who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear masks.

Church seating
Sections will be made available for those who are more comfortable with social distancing.

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

Holy water fonts
Even before the pandemic, holy water fonts have been identified as a potential source of bacterial and viral infection. So, we will continue to refrain from displaying and using holy water for the time being.  If you would like holy water for use in your home, please contact the parish office.

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.

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 Youtube Mass.


Father John