Liturgy: Masses are being celebrated and are open to the public. Due to physical distancing, signup is needed to ensure a seat at weekend Masses. The signup link changes every week. An email is sent to our known email address list with the link each week. One may also find the current link at facebook.com/immaculateconceptionmorris. If unable to sign up online, call 815 942 0620 x32 by 3:00pm on Saturday and leave a message to be signed up. One may signup on arrival for weekday Masses and Stations of the Cross. There is no signup for reconciliation. Masks are required when inside the church building. Volunteers are needed for help sanitizing the church after each Mass.
School/Religious Education/Youth Ministry: Our education ministries are meeting in person under special protocols to keep the children and staff/volunteers protected. Masks are worn, physical distancing is practiced, and visitors are not allowed. The facilities are sanitized after every use.
Ministry to the homebound: If you know someone who is unable to attend Mass, please contact the office to arrange for the Eucharist to be brought to them. Our homebound ministers are active. In addition, a ministry is actively sending cards to the isolated.
Sacraments for the hospitalized and in nursing homes: Fr. Jason has limited access to the hospital and nursing homes. It is important to call early to arrange a visit to those in a medical facility. The visiting policies change often. Please ask the patient’s caregiver AND call the parish office if you know someone who would like the sacrament of the sick.
Stay close to God by reading scripture every day: It is important for everyone to reflect and pray together at home with others on the daily scripture readings. They are available on the USCCB website: Click here for the DAILY READINGS
We are continuing to work toward reopening as much as we are allowed. Updates will be posted here and on Facebook, as well as sent through the weekly News and Notes newsletter and bulletin. Please pray for a quick end to the pandemic and for the members of our parish who have suffered from it.
May God continue to bless and protect you.
Fr. Jason Stone