Please read this whole page and watch the videos before registering at the bottom of this page.

Here at St. Mary and St. Joseph parishes, we are moving Back in His Presence at Mass, adoration, confession, baptism and marriage. We are taking registrations for Masses and adoration now. The forms are at the bottom of the page, but please read through this and watch the videos, as many things are very different at this time.

We are now able to accommodate up to 50 people for Mass and adoration. This is good news as we are able more and more to Be in His Presence. This number does not include those who are volunteering to sanitize, greet or help with the liturgy itself. We are back on our normal schedule as well. Since the dispensation for attending Mass is given, you will not need to attend Mass on Sundays under the pain of mortal sin. In other words, it is not a mortal sin to miss Mass on Sunday, and you would not need to go to confession if you do miss Mass. Because of the dispensation, I would ask those who can make it to Mass on the weekdays, please sign up for those first in order to make room for those who do not have the opportunity to come during the week. there will be planty of room during the week in the pews for everybody to attend. Please understand that if you register for a Mass within seven days of your last attendance, and we need room for someone who has not had the opportunity to attend yet, we will give them preference. Nobody is allowed to attend if they have been diagnosed with COVID, had direct contact with someone with COVID or have had any symptoms of COVID within 14 days of the event. The Diocese of Rockford is highly discouraging people over 65 years of age to attend Mass at this time. Also, if a person has one of the underlying conditions that is set forth by the CDC website they are highly discouraged from attending. If they are both over 65 years of age and have the underlying conditions, you are of the highest percentage of death cases. You are not to come to Mass at this time. I will continue to do live streaming of the Masses for those who are unable to attend at this time. Remember; you are still dispensed from the Sunday obligation.

We are required to have a safety plan, layout, materials and volunteers to make sure that COVID-19 will not be transmitted. For everybody’s safety, you will notice the environment is very different. There are also rules in place for everybody’s safety. These are to be strictly adhered to as given by the diocese. All in attendance must wear a mask the entire time in the church. You are to purify your hands when you enter, exit and receive communion. You are to maintain social distancing at all times, except when receiving communion from the priest or deacon. No socializing before or after Mass.

Now that we have events, below you will find links to registration forms to fill out in order to attend a public event. There will be three classifications: Adoration, Mass and Other. Under each classification, there will be a date and time. Click on the date and time that you want to attend and the registration form will pull down for you to fill out. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT LEAST ONE DAY BEFORE THE MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND. After you submit your registration, you should get a confirmation email right away. If you submitted for the wrong time, give a call or email a reply to let Fr. Barr know so he can make adjustments. If you have children or a spouse, each person must fill a registration form out. Volunteers who are working at the event do not need to register, but still need to verify that they do not have COVID-19 for each event.

When you do register for an event, you will need to know some things that are very important.

Before you arrive

You will want to be prepared so there is no confusion and risks are not increased. To make sure everybody remains healthy, please:

1. Check your temperature; if you have one, please stay at home for 14 days.

2. Stay home if you are ill.

3. Make sure you have masks to bring.

4. Make sure you are registered for the event and bring proof of resistration if you can.

5. Read this whole page so you know what to expect.

To prepare:

1. Missalettes will not be provided, but My Parish App has a worship aid under the “worship” icon on your smart phone.

2. Let us know how many people who are registered for the event are in your household (each person registered independently).

Front doors welcoming us back

When you get there, you will need to:

1. Put your mask on before you enter and keep it on the entire time you are in the building.

2. You will need to come in the front doors of the church marked with the two small cones on top of the stairs. The doors should be propped open.

3. Wait for a greeter to get you checked in and seated.

4. Sanitize your hands at the entryway.

5. Keep social distancing during the entire event.

6. Remain at the spot on the pew marked out for you, except for bathroom runs, communion or other necessities.

7. There will be no collection basket passed, so you can leave donations in a basket near the exits.

During the service

You will need to know that:

Pews marked for us

* You cannot switch pews.

* There will be no passing the collection basket; instead, there will be a basket at every exit for donations.

* There will be no physical sign of peace.

* Households may be seated together.

* Missalettes will not be provided, but for those with smart phjones, they can use the My Parish App for the worship aid under the “Worship” icon.

* There will be marks on the pews that will mark the place to be seated.

* Masks must be worn the whole time in the building.

* Keep social distancing of at least 6 feet, especially at communion time.

*Sanitizers will be at every entryway and at each end of the aisles.

* You may exit through any door.

6 feet social distancing for the communion line

After the service

¨ Please leave without undue delay

¨ No congregating or socializing

¨ Keep masks on until you leave the building

¨ God bless you

Before you attend any Mass, please be sure to watch this ten-minute video.

Adoration Events:

July 3 Adoration 5:00pm in St Joseph

Adoration July 3 (5pm) in St Joseph

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 10 Adoration 5:00pm in St Joseph

Adoration July 10 (5pm) in St Joseph

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 17 Adoration 5:00pm in St Joseph

Adoration July 17 (5pm) in St Joseph

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 24 Adoration 5:00pm in St Joseph

Adoration July 24 (5pm) in St Joseph

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 31 Adoration 5:00pm in St Joseph

Adoration July 31 (5pm) in St Joseph

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

Mass Events:

If you do not need to attend a weekend Mass, please sign up for a weekday mass so those who work during the week are also able to attend. Also, if you have been to a Mass within 7 days of the event, you may be bumped off in order to allow someone who was not able to attend. If you have COVID-19 or have been in contact with a person with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event you plan on attending, please do not come. The Diocese of Rockford is strongly recommending that anyone over 65 years of age not attend. Those who are considered vulnerable to dying of this virus are not to attend.

July 2 Mass 8:00am in St Joseph

Mass July 2 (8am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 3 Mass 8:00am in St Joseph

Mass July 3 (8am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 4 Mass 8:00am in St Joseph

Mass July 4 (8am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.
    If there are others who have not had the opportunity to come, they may be given the preference.
    Households will be seated together. EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD WILL NEED TO REGISTER SEPARATELY TO ATTEND. How many more will be seated with you, not counting yourself?
    We can supply one if you need.

July 4 Mass 4:00pm in St Joseph

Mass July 4 (4pm) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 5 Mass 8:00am in St Mary

Mass July 5 (8am) in St Mary Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 5 Mass 10:30am in St Joseph

Mass July 5 (10:30am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 6 Mass 8:00am in St Mary

Mass July 6 (8am) in St Mary Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.
    If there are others who have not had the opportunity to come, they may be given the preference.
    Households will be seated together. EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD WILL NEED TO REGISTER SEPARATELY TO ATTEND. How many more will be seated with you, not counting yourself?
    We can supply one if you need.

July 7 Mass 8:00am in St Mary

Mass July 7 (8am) in St Mary Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.
    If there are others who have not had the opportunity to come, they may be given the preference.
    Households will be seated together. EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD WILL NEED TO REGISTER SEPARATELY TO ATTEND. How many more will be seated with you, not counting yourself?
    We can supply one if you need.

July 7 Mass 5:30pm in St Joseph

Mass July 7 (5:30pm) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 8 Mass 9:30am in St Joseph

Mass July 8 (9:30am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 9 Mass 8:00am in St Joseph

Mass July 9 (8am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 10 Mass 8:00am in St Joseph

Mass July 10 (8am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 11 Mass 8:00am in St Joseph

Mass July 11 (8am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.
    If there are others who have not had the opportunity to come, they may be given the preference.
    Households will be seated together. EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD WILL NEED TO REGISTER SEPARATELY TO ATTEND. How many more will be seated with you, not counting yourself?
    We can supply one if you need.

July 11 Mass 4:00pm in St Joseph

Mass July 11 (4pm) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 12 Mass 8:00am in St Mary

Mass July 12 (8am) in St Mary Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 12 Mass 10:30am in St Joseph

Mass July 12 (10:30am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 13 Mass 8:00am in St Mary

Mass July 13 (8am) in St Mary Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.
    If there are others who have not had the opportunity to come, they may be given the preference.
    Households will be seated together. EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD WILL NEED TO REGISTER SEPARATELY TO ATTEND. How many more will be seated with you, not counting yourself?
    We can supply one if you need.

July 14 Mass 8:00am in St Mary

Mass July 14 (8am) in St Mary Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.
    If there are others who have not had the opportunity to come, they may be given the preference.
    Households will be seated together. EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD WILL NEED TO REGISTER SEPARATELY TO ATTEND. How many more will be seated with you, not counting yourself?
    We can supply one if you need.

July 14 Mass 5:30pm in St Joseph

Mass July 14 (5:30pm) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 15 Mass 9:30am in St Joseph

Mass July 15 (9:30am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 16 Mass 8:00am in St Joseph

Mass July 16 (8am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 17 Mass 8:00am in St Joseph

Mass July 17 (8am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 18 Mass 8:00am in St Joseph

Mass July 18 (8am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.
    If there are others who have not had the opportunity to come, they may be given the preference.
    Households will be seated together. EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD WILL NEED TO REGISTER SEPARATELY TO ATTEND. How many more will be seated with you, not counting yourself?
    We can supply one if you need.

July 18 Mass 4:00pm in St Joseph

Mass July 18 (4pm) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 19 Mass 8:00am in St Mary

Mass July 19 (8am) in St Mary Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

July 19 Mass 10:30am in St Joseph

Mass July 19 (10:30am) in St Joseph Church

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Think about what your risks may be. If you are not sure, you can refer to the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html -or- talk to your doctor.

Other Events: (nothing scheduled yet, i.e. bible studies, talks)