Parish Reopening Information


All who wish to attend a Sunday Mass will be required to sign-up in advance at:

https://sttheresachurch.org/mass-reservations/

By following the link above, you will also find instructions on how to sign up for Mass using Sign-Up Genius, as well as how to change a reservation.



WEEKEND PUBLIC MASS SCHEDULE
(in the Church ā€” pre-registration required)

Saturdays: 4:00pm and 6:30pm
Sundays: 7:30am and 10:00am


WEEKDAY PUBLIC MASS SCHEDULE
Mondays through Saturdays at 9:00am
(in the Church – walk-in; pre-registration not required)


MASS LIVE-STREAMING SCHEDULE
Sundays: 10:00 a.m.
Mondays – Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. Daily


RECONCILIATION
Saturdays from noon until 1:30 pm
(outdoors)


ADORATION AND PRIVATE PRAYER
(in the day chapel)

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 3:00 pm ā€“ 7:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 am ā€“ 2:00 pm


We are excited to open our doors for Daily Masses!

There will be only one Mass each day, Monday through Saturday,
at 9:00am in the main Church.

No pre-registration is required for Daily Mass. However, you will need to sign in upon arrival. PLEASE arrive early to allow enough time. Doors will open at 8:30am.

We hope to be able to accommodate all who show up. However, if we reach the maximum limit for our church, we will need to close the doors.

The doors will be closed once Mass begins, so please don’t be late.

We will continue to live-stream Daily Mass for those who do not yet feel comfortable coming back into the church, or for any who might be ill or unable get here.


Guide for Participating in Personal Prayer and Devotion – St. Theresa Parish, Palatine, IL

Greetings from St. Theresa Parish! We rejoice that we are able to re-open our doors for in-person prayer and devotion at this time. To ensure the physical health and well-being of all who come to pray, the following guide presents how participation in personal prayer and adoration is to be done.

CHECK-IN

Each person wishing to participate in personal prayer and devotion is required to present themselves at the check-in entrance on the east side of the Church near the Chapel entrance (follow Adoration signs). At the time of check-in, a volunteer will greet you to verify the following:

  • You are wearing a protective face covering
  • Whether you are ill or have a temperature
  • You sanitize your hands with the provided sanitizer prior to entering the main church

The greeter will then escort you to an usher for sign-in. Sign-in is necessary and includes your name, the seat to which you are assigned, and what time you are seated for prayer. The usher will provide a reminder that personal prayer and adoration is limited to 20 minutes if there are additional people waiting to be seated. The usher will then direct you to your assigned seat. Each person has their own chair. If there are individuals waiting to be seated, you will be alerted a few minutes ahead of time when your 20 minutes is coming to an end.

PRAY

  • You will also be reminded that once seated, you are asked not to leave your seat/move around the church until you are ready to leave. This assists your fellow volunteer parishioners in maintaining a clean and safe environment for all who enter.
  • *If others are waiting to pray, at the end of 20 minutes, an usher will approach you to let you know that there is a line and that your 20 minutes are over.
  • *Because there is no guarantee that you will have more than 20 minutes in prayer, please take into account that some of the forms of personal prayer and devotion require longer than 20 minutes when choosing how you wish to spend your time in prayer. If there is a line, you will be asked to complete your prayer and exit the church after 20 minutes.

EXIT

  • Once you have completed your time of personal prayer and devotion, please follow the blue arrows on the floor that mark the way to the exit. NOTE: this is through a different door than the one through which you came in. On your way out, avoid touching any of the chairs, pews, statues, wall hangings as much as possible. Again, this assists your fellow volunteer parishioners in maintaining a clean and safe environment for others.

We hope this guide is helpful and assists you in having a graced and peaceful time with Our Lord. If you have any questions, please ask either the greeter or usher who assists you when you first arrive.

–The St. Theresa Parish Re-Opening Team


The time has officially come to welcome you back home!


Letter from Fr. Tim: St. Theresa Parish Reopening Plan – May 16, 2020


Letter from Fr. Tim: Reopening of Churches – May 14, 2020


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