We are still in need of more volunteers to assist with various aspects of our parish reopening plan. All parishioners between the ages of 16 and 60 who are healthy with no underlying health conditions are called upon to volunteer. Please email theparish at email@example.com to volunteer and list your preference of team (if any.) All volunteers will be required to participate in training and will be divided up into teams for scheduling. Maintaining sufficient volunteers is critical to the reopening of our church. Prayerfully consider stepping up if you are able - we need all hands on deck to reopen our church!
We are excited to announce that Holy Trinity Catholic Parish is officially certified to reopen under the guidelines from the Diocese of Joliet for Sacraments
(i.e. Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, Confessions) as well as public prayer and Masses with up to 100 people present as of June 2, 2020.
Beginning on Monday, June 22, the Parish Office will begin limited open office hours, Monday-Friday from 9am to 12pm. We encourage those that have business with the office to please call ahead to make an appointment.
The reopening processes and procedures are very specific and require a focused approach to ensure the safety of our parishioners, volunteers, laity and clergy.
First and foremost it is important for everyone to understand that our efforts will prioritize the safety and well-being of all while maintaining due respect and reverence for the sacraments and liturgical norms of our faith.
Because we must limit the number of attendees to minimize the risk of the spread of disease, and in order to avoid “turning people away” at our doors, we have established an online registration system through Sign Up Genius. Please visit our Parish Reopening Resources webpage to access the linked Sign Up Genius sheets for weekend Masses, Confessions and Sacraments so that we can regulate how many attendees to expect at Mass and avoid overcrowding.
For those without access to the internet, or who may have difficulty signing up themselves, please call the Parish Office at (630) 968-1366, ext. 124 to request assistance from Parish Staff to get signed up. **Note: you will be confirmed with a return phone call and we will fill Mass reservations in the order they are received.
We ask you to be patient as we establish this new system, and further ask that you be understanding as we try to make the Mass available to all who wish to attend under these limitations. Please limit your sign up to one weekend Mass every three to four weeks and one confession every four weeks. Initially, please recognize that many people will want to participate in Masses and confessions. Be charitable when recognizing that reality, and allow others to avail themselves of the Sacraments before returning yourself.
We also will continue to recommend - in alignment with the Diocese of Joliet and health officials - that those individuals who are considered "vulnerable" (over the age of 60 and/or underlying medical condition such as diabetes; lung disease; undergoing cancer treatment, etc.) should continue to stay at home until more information is obtained about the safety of that population going out into public spaces, such as our church.
The dispensation from Sunday Masses will remain in effect for all Catholics in the Diocese of Joliet, even during the resumption of these public Masses.
Holy Trinity Catholic Parish is under the administration of the Congregation of the Resurrection.
Committed to living out the endless love of the Trinity, we are a welcoming, faith-sharing Catholic family of believers,
centered on the Holy Eucharist as the source of our life in Christ.