The general dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will remain in place for all Catholics of the archdiocese until further notice.
Parishioners are required to wear a face covering upon entering church. Details below.
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM
6:30 AM - Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - Saturday
Sunday: 2:00 PM
All daily and weekend Masses will be held in Church. The Chapel is open for private prayer only.
Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered in the Family Room inside the church or by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call the parish office at 636-332-9225; Fr. Brian Ext. 226; Fr. Gerson Ext. 282, Fr. George Ext. 223.
Thursdays • 5:00-6:00 PM
Saturdays • 4:00-4:45 PM
Make a Prayer of Contrition part of your daily prayer life.
PARISHIONER GUIDELINES DURING COVID-19
In compliance with the guidelines issued by Archbishop Carlson, no more than 200 people will be allowed in the main church by our ushers and no more than 125 people in the social hall. There are no exceptions.
Once the Church and Social Hall have reached capacity, all remaining faithful may stand outside of the church building in front of the main church doors, observing social distancing*. One of the clergy will hold a simple prayer service and offer Holy Communion to those that wish to receive it.
Our Online Missalette can be accessed on your phone and used during Mass.
All liturgical ministers will receive more specific instructions in a separate communication.
Parishioners are obliged to wear a mask upon entering church. Masks may be removed when you are seated in the pew and for the brief moment of receiving Holy Communion. We will not be able to provide you with a mask.
NO MASK = NO ENTRY
NOTE: CDC guidelines state that children under two or anyone unable to remove their own mask should not wear them. Therefore, we will be following this directive unless we are told otherwise by the Archdiocese.
- Family units, liturgical ministers, and clergy should always maintain social distancing*. Pews and aisles will be marked. Choir and extra singers are still suspended until further notice.
- Please check your temperature to confirm you do not have a fever before coming to Mass.
- Please do not touch any doors when entering or leaving church. Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances.
- The cry room will be unavailable until further notice. Please use the gathering area if you need to step out with a child. There should be no congregation in the gathering area for any other reason.
Communion lines will be single file and one way with social distancing* space of 6 feet. Ushers will help to direct this.
- Distribution of Holy Communion from the chalice is prohibited to the assembly until further notice.
- Holy Communion is offered in the hand or on the tongue. Holy Communion distributed by extraordinary ministers will be administered in the hand only. We strongly recommend that parishioners receive Holy Communion in the hand, however, as this is a celebration of God’s love for us and the most important part of our Mass, parishioners who still wish to receive Holy Communion on the tongue must receive from the Mass celebrant (priest) only.
- Eucharistic Ministers will wear masks.
Homebound may request communion and will be distributed following guidelines above and given outside the home when possible.
During Mass, there will be:
- No Holy Water receptacles. All will remain empty until further notice.
- No Hymnals or Missalettes. They have been removed from the pews. Worship aids with readings are available online only.
- No Offertory procession. Stationary baskets for offertory will be available at the doors. Online or mail-in giving is encouraged.
- No Sign of peace.
- No Greeting. Our priests will not be able to greet people before or after Mass. Please know that this is hard for them and that their prayers are with you. Other receptions or social gatherings are not to take place until further notice.
STAY HOME IF...
- You are at risk because of an underlying health condition.
- You are over the age of 60 or are their caretaker (recommended).
- You or someone in your family is symptomatic or has been exposed to another with the virus within two weeks. You are not permitted to enter the church.
Note: You are strongly encouraged to continue to stay home and take advantage of our online Mass or a televised Mass such as from the Cathedral Basilica. Remember, all Catholics will continue to have dispensation from their obligation to attend Mass until further notice. You may also consider coming to one of our less-crowded daily Masses.
- Confessions will be held on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 PM and Saturdays from 4:00-4:45 PM or by appointment.
- If you have questions about Baptisms, Weddings, or Funerals, please contact the parish office at 636-332-9225.
MINISTRIES & GROUPS
- Please refer to the parish bulletin for updates on meetings for ministries and groups.
- The parish office will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM-12 PM.
We thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we make these adjustments and know that we are trying to do the best we can with this situation. Our goal is to meet the needs of all of our St. Patrick families. We will continue to keep you informed of any updates via email (join email list here), our website, and social media.
*Social Distancing means, to the extent possible, maintaining at least six-foot distancing from other individuals outside of your family unit; washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropyl alcohol; covering coughs and sneezes with something other than hands; and not shaking hands.
Offering Mass for a special intention is a long-standing tradition in the Catholic Church. It is usually considered that special graces are obtained for whom the Mass is said. Masses are offered for many reasons; for the souls in purgatory, in remembrance for someone who is deceased, or in honor of a birthday or anniversary.
If you would like to have a Mass said for someone, please stop by the parish office to schedule an intention(s). The stipend, or offering, signifies the sacrificial nature of giving something of yourself to associate more intimately with Christ who offers himself in the Eucharist. Each diocesan bishop sets a suggested offering for a Mass intention. In the Archdiocese of St. Louis, it is $10 per intention (as of July 1, 2019). We also provide cards to send people to inform them of the Mass. A card and the Mass or Masses said, can be a great comfort to a grieving family.
Please note: Due to the large number of requests that we receive, if more than five Masses are requested for the same intention, the additional Masses may be sent to a priest or parish where Mass requests are needed. We will try to accommodate the dates that are requested as available.