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Reopening church at St. Gerard’s

St. Gerard’s will start our first Mass on Monday May 18 in the main church.

My dear parishioners and friends in Christ:
I would to share with you what we had discussed and decided at St. Gerard Majella parish’s conference call meeting today:
– We will start reopening the church for masses on next Monday May 18 at 9am.
*** Mass schedule will be the same (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 9am; and Tuesday at 12 Noon)
*** The only difference is ALL MASSES will be in the main church (no more in Majella chapel because of social distancing)
***Weekend Masses will be the same (Saturday @ 4pm; Sunday @ 8am, 10am).
**** Make sure wear your Mask and bring sanitizer (if you have) and stay 6 feet apart when you are in church.
***We will make sure you are safe during Mass.
*** Priest and Eucharistic ministers and parishioners will wear mask during communion time.

💗 The Sunday mass obligation continues to be dispensed for all Catholics indefinitely.

**❤️ 💕 important note: If you can’t go to Sunday Mass, weekday Mass can count for Sunday Mass. And if your health is compromised in anyway, please stay home.

+++ Thank you for your patience and perseverance. May God bless you always. I can’t wait to celebrate Mass with you.

Peace,

Fr. Tat

Ps: Please share this information with your family and friends. If you have any questions please contact office at 225-355-2553 or Fr. Tat (312-723-9558) for more information.

Guidelines for Mass celebration During Coronavirus


Dear Parishioners and friends of St. Gerard’s:

I wish and pray that you are well. May the Risen Lord bless you with peace and joy.
I am sharing with you the guidelines from Bishop Duca. Please read to understand the expectations when we come back to church for Mass. I will do the best to make sure we all are safe and respected when we celebrate Mass at St. Gerard’s. It won’t be the same. But God can speak to us in many different ways.
Please contact Fr. Tat Hoang (225-355-2553) if you have any questions. I am still waiting for the governor to make an official announcement to reopening in order for us to come back. Keep in mind that our parish is very small. Hopefully it will help us to adapt the new guidelines more easily than the other parishes. Attentively, we will start on Saturday May 16 at 4pm Mass. and Sunday at 8am and 10am.
Keep praying and hoping. I have hope.
– Fr. Tat