All who wish to attend the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Weekend Masses of the Christmas Octave at St. Theresa will be required to register in advance.
Use this Sign-Up Genius link to register for the Masses for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on December 31 and January 1.
Because of social distancing requirements, we will not be able to accommodate the numbers we normally welcome each Christmas Eve and Day, so we have added two Masses in our gym to help provide more opportunities for people to attend Mass.
The Masses for the Octave (eight days) of Christmas will be celebrated with our current weekend and weekday Mass schedule so that if you are not able to make it in person on Christmas Eve or Day, you can participate in one of the other Octave Masses and celebrate there! We therefore would kindly ask that those who attend Mass on Christmas Eve or Day allow others to sign up for the Masses the following weekend (December 26-27) so more can have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas in church.
The four weekday Daily Masses at 9:00am leading up to January 1st are also Christmas Octave Masses but will not require pre-registration to attend.
PLEASE NOTE: To sign up, you must first check the “Sign Up” box for the Mass you wish to attend and then YOU MUST CLICK “SUBMIT AND SIGN UP” or you will not be registered. After clicking “Submit and Sign Up” you will be prompted for contact info and number and names of family members. Please be sure to complete the entire process. You will receive a confirmation when you have successfully completed the process.
Per archdiocesan safety guidelines and for contact tracing purposes, we need the name of all individuals who will be attending mass. If you are attending by yourself, just fill in your first and last names and the number 1 in the Quantity field. If you are attending as a group/family, have one person from your group sign-up for all members of the group. To do this, that person fills in their first and last names, then lists the first and last names of the other members of the group in the Comment field, and the selects in the Quantity field the total number of individuals in the group.
If you have difficulties using Sign-Up Genius, or if someone you know is not able to register online due to a lack of internet access, please call the parish at 847-358-7760 and someone will get back to you to discuss arrangements for you to attend.
NOTE: An individual is not required to disclose a COVID-19 diagnosis. However, anyone who has been to a Mass or other prayer event in our church is strongly encouraged to self-report to our pastor, Fr. Tim Fairman at 847-358-7760 x. 101, if they should test positive. Your privacy will be respected. Reporting to the parish protects fellow parishioners who may have attended the same Mass/event. We continue to pray for the health and safety of everyone, and are doing our utmost to ensure everyone’s protection while attending services at St. Theresa Parish.