Cardinal Cupich has given an update on the reopening plans for parishes in the Archdiocese
Yesterday, Governor Pritzker announced that all of the four Restore Illinois health regions
have reached the required health benchmarks for advancing to
Phase 3 (in the State), which begins today, May 29. He also
issued guidance for reopening churches. That guidance can be found at
The bishops of the Chicago Province will review this document and will communicate as soon as possible any decisions
that go beyond the Plan we have in place. Parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago can celebrate
(Baptism, Reconciliation, Weddings, Funerals for 10 people or fewer),
but not Phase II (weekday and weekend Masses and groups larger than 10) until further notice.
I do anticipate that I will be able to provide you an update on opening churches for Phase II
early next week. However, until the bishops have a chance to review the guidance offered
and I confer with our Task Force, I ask for your full cooperation and support in staying
with the Plan the bishops have already approved, keeping in mind the value of our unity
and our responsibility to keep our people safe.
Saint Catherine Laboure parish, will be able to celebrate baptism, confessions, funerals
and weddings for now. I hope we can have daily and Sunday Masses sometime in the next couple weeks.
Please remain patient as we start the reopening of our parish.
Below are the Parish office personnel email addresses:
We will continue to monitor the situation and update you if things change.
We appreciate your understanding of this very fluid situation.
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To Gain a Plenary Indulgence:
The Holy See, on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, under the Apostolic Penitentiary grants a special
Plenary Indulgence during this time to all those suffering from the Coronavirus, including
all health care workers, all family members and even all those praying for them
through a spirit detached from any sin, offering this trial in a spirit of faith in God and
charity toward their brothers and sisters, they can unite spiritually, through the media, to the
celebration of Holy Mass, recitation of the Holy Rosary, the pious practice of the Way of the Cross,
Eucharistic Adoration, the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet or other forms of devotion
imploring Almighty God to an end of this epidemic, provide relief to those afflicted and Eternal Salvation to
those whom God has called home to Himself.
Click here to read the full Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary
To make a daily Holy Hour view EWTN's live Eucharistic Adoration from 8 AM TO 5 PM CT
For live, 24 Hour Adoration from Tyburn Convent in the UK -click here
The Archdiocese of Chicago is asking all Catholics to unite in prayer during the Coronavirus pandemic at five times per day. The prayers are listed below:
- 9 a.m. - Prayer for those infected with the virus and all who are ill
Lord, place your healing hand on those who suffer illness. Bring them to full health and ease their anxious
hearts. May our prayer and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary encourage them that they are not
alone. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN
- 12 p.m. - Prayer for health care workers and those attending to the sick
Lord, we are ennobled by those who put their lives at risk in caring for the sick. Keep them safe and embolden
them when they are weary. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN
- 3 p.m. - Prayer for first responders and essential workers
Lord, we pray for those who run to danger to keep us safe and those who serve the common good. Embrace
them with your mantle of protection and comfort the fears of their families. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN
- 6 p.m. - Prayer for people of every nation and their leaders
Lord, the pandemic opens our eyes to see each other as brothers and sisters in one human family. We pray for
people of every nation and their leaders, asking that they be inspired to seek the good of all and quell the
voices of division. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN
- 9 p.m. - Prayer for those who have died today
Lord, we grieve the passing of our sisters and brothers who have died this day. We commend them to your
tender mercy, confident that nothing, not even death, will separate us from your love. We ask this in Jesus’
The easiest way to be reminded at each of the 5 hours is to setup the alarm feature on your phone.
Click here to see Cardinal Cupich Message regarding the halting of all services and activities in the Archdiocese of Chicago
Update: Cardinal Cupich with a special message for our school children and their families.