COVID 19 Safety Protocols
We are limited to 25% capacity while maintaining social distancing. Everyone will still need to reserve on-line or by phone as we are required to keep attendance records which will remain private, in the case of an attendee testing positive for Covid-19.
¨ If you are feeling ill, or if you are within a high-risk group, we recommend that you shelter at home.
¨ Please reserve your seat by phone or on-line, especially for Sundays.
¨ Every attendee must wear a face mask. In case you forget yours, masks are available at the church.
¨ Hand-sanitizer is available at multiple locations throughout the church. You are encouraged to disinfect your hands often.
¨ Please refrain from kissing icons.
¨ While the method of receiving Holy Communion has not changed, we ask that you do not touch the communion cloth.
ATTENDING DIVINE SERVICES
We continue to have limitations on church attendance as mandated by the State of Illinois and CDC guidelines. As of now, masks are required when attending church and those who belong to vulnerable groups are encouraged to stay home. Sunday services are streamed on our Parish YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC68WCiYHUYSTCqlelnAWLvQ.
¨ Please visit the sign-up link to reserve your spots for services: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4caaaa22a1ff2-saint
¨ Take the time to assist family members who are not familiar with the reservation platform. You can also call the church office during office hours to make your reservation. Please do not call/text Fr. Tilemahos or Parish Council members for reservations. Also note that scheduled services, availability and reservations may be adjusted at any time.
¨ Please note that we have made the community center available for the faithful to watch the streamed service and then receive Holy Communion and Antidoron. If you sign up for attending the streamed service you will enter through the east entrance of the community center. Safety protocols will be observed at all times.
¨ Please note that we also have Liturgy every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. It is a great option for all the faithful now that our schedules are starting to get busier or for when Sunday services are filled.
¨ Furthermore, families that wish to celebrate memorials are encouraged to hold them on the Saturday Liturgies. Not only is it more appropriate to hold memorial services on Saturdays which is the day of the week dedicated to the departed, but it also allows more of our faithful to sign-up for the limited spots on Sunday worship. If you are holding a memorial on a Sunday, please notify the church office at least two weeks prior in order to accommodate your guests.
¨ If you sign-up for a Sunday service and it turns out that you are not able to come, please delete your reservation as soon as possible so that others may take your spot. Please be mindful to come to all the services that you reserve.