Our Church Family

Pastor's Message

 

 

Mask Updates (Effective August 23, 2021)

Dear St. Peter Damian families,

As of Monday- August 23, 2021 the Archdiocese of Chicago along with state health officials has announced that masks are REQUIRED indoors for all clergy, staff, volunteers and parishioners inside archdiocesan facilities in Suburban Cook County and the City of Chicago, including Masses, liturgies and all activities/events within our parish. This requirement is for all people over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status. If you are not wearing a mask you will be asked to put one on. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.

When attending Mass this weekend you will see signage posted throughout the parish. Masks are required inside all archdiocesan school buildings regardless of vaccination status, this includes our Faith Formation program and Youth Ministry program. Masks are also required when visiting the parish office and faith formation office. All our pastors, priests, deacons and lay ministers are required to wear masks for all liturgical services regardless of their vaccination status as a safe practice and model of charitable behavior.

 

The Archdiocese of Chicago will continue to monitor the situation and will reevaluate our policy if conditions and public health guidance warrants it. It is our hope and our prayer that measures taken now and scrupulously applied will enable us to adopt a mask-optional policy for vaccinated person in the future. Certainly we are disappointed and saddened that infection and serious illness rates have surged. We must do our part to bring the pandemic under control and the suffering to an end.

If you have any questions, please contact the parish office.

St. Peter Damian Parish Office