St. Raymond Reopening Leadership Team and staff are pleased to announce the parish may begin to offer public masses to 50 people or less, under the Phase II certification from the Archdiocese of Chicago. We will reopen the Church for public (in-person) weekday and weekend Masses starting the week of July 6, 2020.
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. (plus live streaming)
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. (plus live streaming)
Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (plus live streaming)
Attendance numbers are limited by Archdiocese of Chicago and State of Illinois COVID-19 directives, so initially we are allowed to have only 50 people at each Mass, exclusive of ministers we hope to be able to increase to allow up to 20% of our Church capacity over the next several weeks. In addition, masks are required to be worn the entire time you are present inside the church.
While we are excited to be reunited with you for mass, we understand that the health risks associated with the spread of COVID-19 might still prevent you and/or family from attending Mass. It is up to each person individually to weigh the risks and make a decision that is right for you. The parish will offer live stream Masses on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday at 5:00 p.m., & Sunday at 11:00 a.m. through our main page of the website, we hope you will continue to participate. Dispensation from Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation continues.
Please note that all services require preregistration to attend. There will be no walk-ins at this time. To preregister to attend masses click on the links below. If you require assistance registering, please contact the parish office at 847-253-8600. Please read the following in its entirety and then watch the video to see and hear about what to expect when you come to mass.
REGISTRATION FOR MASS
– Please register the head of household and the total number of attendees (including the person registering) that are from same household.
– Everyone in your household is welcome to sit in sit together in the same pew.
– If you or a family member requires a Gluten free host, please indicate the number in the registration form.
– We ask that each family sign up for ONE MASS ONLY at this time.
– Please review the Archdiocese of Chicago Tips for all Worshipers.
– Please watch the below video What to Expect at St. Raymond Mass.
We have prepared a short video to demonstrate what you will need to do to attend a public Mass.
Registration will be offered in two week increments online; to attend mass, please register below. We ask that you kindly consider registering for only one weekend mass every two- four weeks to allow others the opportunity to participate. If you require assistance registering, please contact the parish office at 847-253-8600. REGISTRATION CLOSES 24 HOURS PRIOR TO EACH MASS, please click on a specific date to register.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
– Stay home if you are ill.
– Check your temperature if able, if you have a temperature please do not come.
– Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to Mass for check-in
– Please be prepared to wait outside while others are checking in.
– Please bring a mask.
– Please use the bathroom prior to coming to Mass. The family restroom is reserved for emergencies.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
– Please enter through the church’s main entrance.
– Greeters will be in the vestibule (Narthex) to welcome, check in, and direct you to sanitize your hands as you enter the church for seating.
– A greeter will indicate your designated seating upon your arrival, everyone in your household is welcome to sit in sit together.
– The pews will be filled from the front of the Church to the back. You might not be able to sit in your “usual” location.
– Please keep your face covering or mask on at all times except for consuming Communion.
– Please observe social distancing and all directions.
DURING THE MASS
– Please keep your face covering or mask on at all times expect for consuming Communion.
– Please do not change seats during Mass.
– There will be no passing of the offertory baskets, please leave your offering in the poor boxes located at the main church entrance/exit.
– There will be no physical contact during the Sign of Peace.
– Instructions for receiving Holy Communion:
* Leave your seat only when directed by a Greeter
* Maintain six feet social distancing in the Communion line—look for the marks on the floor.
* Hand sanitizer is available as you approach the priest should you need it.
* Approach the Priest Communion Minister WITH YOUR FACE MASK ON.
* Extend a single hand (palm up) to receive the Host.
* After moving six feet to the right or left, remove/lift up your mask and consume the Host.
* Replace your face covering or mask as you return to your pew.
AFTER THE MASS
– Please remain in your pew at the end of Mass. Each pew will exit one at a time, starting with the rear pews first.
– Please continue walk through the narthex and exit the Church using only the designated exit doors.
– Please do not congregate outside the Church doors.
– Please continue wearing your face covering or mask until you leave the area where worshipers are.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available each Saturday, beginning July 11, from 4:00-4:30 p.m. with four slots are available. You must preregister for Reconciliation here. St. Raymond will also begin to schedule funerals, baptisms, and weddings with up to 50 guests. Please contact our parish office at 847- 253-8600 to schedule. The staff and ministry teams grateful for the opportunity to increase the capacity of these sacraments and will do our best to accommodate everyone.
PRIVATE PRAYER AND ADORATION
We are still in the process of determining private prayer opportunities and will have this information for you in the next few weeks. We thank you for your patience and understanding while we review all options available.
The PMC Office will be open Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for phone calls and visitors. If you arrive at the parish office, please wear a mask and observe all social distancing rules. We look forward to assisting or answering any questions that you might have.
While our parish staff will attempt to take appropriate precautions consistent with the advice of public health authorities, parishioners and guests should understand that they assume the risk of contracting COVID-19 any time they enter a public space since such precautions do not eliminate the risk of infection.
- Fr. Scott’s Reopening Phase II Letter
- The Archdiocese of Chicago – Full COVID-19 Virus Response and Reopening