The public celebration of the Mass was suspended, along with adoration, reconciliation, pastoral ministry, and parish gatherings, all in order to lessen the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. On May 13, the Diocese of Illinois announced a multi-phase plan for reopening our churches for the celebration of the Mass, of the sacraments, private prayer, adoration and ministry.
St. Joseph & St. Mary Parishes, in accordance with the Diocese of Rockford, have established a committee to assist the churches in the implementation of this plan. Training is taking place this week. We will continue to communicate the process as we move through the various phases of this plan, and appreciate your patience. Please keep this group, and the parishes, in prayer. Thank you.