Wednesday, May 12th -- celebrating our "Woman of Distinction" award recipients. The 2020 recipient is Connie McAdams and the 2021 recipient is Laura Hughes. A brunch will follow in the Parish Hall after the 8:00 AM Mass. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space.
DCCW JACKSONVILLE DEANERY MEETING +
St. Mary's will be hosting the Spring Meeting of the Jacksonville Deanery Council of Catholic Women on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The day will begin with Mass at 9:00 AM followed by the Rosary and Marian Cenacle led by Father Mark Schulte. The meeting and luncheon will be held at the Parish Hall. The cost of lunch is $6.00. Feel free to bring items to donate towards the Silent Auction. Please bring a bar of soap to send to Haiti. As always, there will be a sharing table. All ladies are welcome to attend!
WELCOME BACK TO MASS! +
It's time..welcome back to Mass -- Bishop Thomas John Paprocki announced that, effective April 11, the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days will be modified to be limited to the following groups: Those 65 years of age or older; Those at risk for severe illness due to underlying medical conditions as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Those who care for the sick, homebound, or infirmed; Those women who are pregnant; Those who cannot be accommodated at Mass because the church was at safe-distancing capacity. Those who are sick or came in contact with someone with COVID-19/flu are obligated to stay home and are therefore excused. All other Catholics not in those categories in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois are obligated to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation, effective April 11, beginning with the Saturday anticipated Masses the evening before. Answers to questions can be found at dio.org/back to mass.