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We ask that you please remember the financial needs of the parish, We have curtailed  unnecessary expenses yet bills still need to be paid. Please know that your help is greatly appreciated during this difficult time. You may mail your contribution to the Parish Administrative Center (PAC), 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126, drop it off in the black mail slot located in the PAC vestibule, or click the donate today button below.

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Thank you for your continued generosity to our parish community. Because of the reduction in expenses, we have reduced our weekly goal for income to $28,000 per week. Your continued help towards reaching our goal is most important. Traditionally during the summer, we do fall behind in our collections. It is our hope, however, that we do not develop too much of a shortfall, as it will be very difficult in the future, particularly this year, to get caught up. If possible, please consider participating in the automatic giving program. It is very helpful that so many of our parishioners have chosen to do so. You may sign up for automatic giving on the left side of this page. Thanks as well to all of our parishioners who either mail in their envelopes, drop them off at the rectory, or bring them to mass with them on the weekends. May God continue to reward you for sharing your blessings.
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Mass will be livestreamed
Sunday through Friday at 7:30am. 

Upcoming Masses are as follows:
Monday 8/3 6:15am and 7:30am Mass Church
Tuesday, 8/4 6:15am and 7:30am Mass Church
Wednesday, 8/5 6:15am and 7:30am Mass Church
Thursday, 8/6 6:15am and 7:30am Mass Church
Friday, 8/7 6:15am and 7:30am Mass Church
Saturday, 8/8 8:00am Mass Church 
Saturday, 8/8 4:30pm Mass Sacred Heart Chapel
Sunday, 8/9 7:30am Mass Church
Sunday, 8/9 9:00am and 11:30am Mass                                                               Sacred Heart Chapel
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throughout our deanery. 
Our regular weekend schedule is Saturday evening Vigil Mass at 4:30PM in Sacred Heart Chapel, Sunday Mass at 7:30AM in the church and at 9AM and 11:30AM in the Sacred Heart Chapel. We anticpate 5:15pm Sunday Mass will resume after Labor Day. 
Due to the necessity of social distancing for health reasons, our seating will be limited.  Those wishing to attend one of these Masses will require a reservation.  You may call the parish office or simply email [email protected].  We ask that all reservations be made by Friday at noon each week. Attendees will also be required to wear a mask throughout the Mass, except when consuming the Eucharist.  There will be other procedural changes to safeguard your health, all of which are available below.  
The following Guidelines will need to be followed:

Before you leave home:
· If you are 65 or older, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions, please consider joining us via our live streaming service.  If you have symptoms of any type of illness, please remain at home and be attentive to your health needs.  The obligation for Mass attendance is still suspended and will remain so until further notice.  Your health and safety is our primary concern.
· You will be required to wear a mask/face covering for the duration of our Mass.
· A reservation is required for attendance at Mass.  Please contact the parish office at 630-530-8515  or email [email protected] to secure seating. Your reservation MUST be confirmed by the office.
· Use the restroom before leaving the house. The facilities in the church or chapel must be sanitized after each use. We are striving to minimize their use.
When you arrive for Mass:
· Check in with a greeter at the check-in table.
· Enter only through the center front doors.
· Deposit your offering in the baskets provided.
· An usher will provide you with hand sanitizer.
· Take your place in the pew as directed by an usher.
· You may only share a pew with those people who live in your home, except in cases of single        participants sitting at a social distance.
· Social distance will be maintained at all times.
During Mass:
· Do not change pews once you are seated.
· Wear your mask/face covering throughout Mass (except when receiving Holy Communion).
· No physical contact, except with members of your own household, during the sign of peace.
· No singing or use of hymnals will occur during the Mass, in an effort to minimize risk of contamination.
Receiving Holy Communion:
· The priest will approach each row for communion.
· When the usher approaches your pew, stand up.
· You will be given more hand sanitizer by the usher; please remember not to touch your face after this.
· Receive the Host in your hand ONLY.
· After the priest passes by you, remove the strap from one ear of your mask or face covering, letting it hang from the other ear and uncovering your mouth, consume the Host.
· Replace the mask over your mouth and nose.
· You may kneel or pray silently until the priest is finished with the congregation.
After Mass:
· Gather all personal items.
· Use only the proper exits, as directed by an usher.
· Do not congregate outside the doors or in the parking lots.
· Do not remove your mask until you have left the grounds.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from
2pm until 3:30pm in Sacred Heart Chapel

The following Reconciliation procedures MUST be followed without exception:
· You must wear a face mask at all times
· All guests are to take their temperature before coming to the Church. If you have any symptoms, please stay at home.
· Additionally, if you have been exposed directly to COVID-19 within the last 14 days you are not able to attend.
· Those in a vulnerable population are encouraged not to attend.
· Bathrooms are only available in the case of an extreme emergency. We ask that you properly prepare yourself in this manner.
· Furthermore, seating will not be provided.
· You will enter the Sacred Heart Chapel through the center doors that face Arthur Street. Greeters will be present to direct you and to make sure you are following these protocols.
· Upon entering the Chapel, you will be given hand sanitizer.
· The greeter explains to the penitent that they are to exit down the western side aisle upon the completion of the Sacrament and that they are to not touch any surfaces.
· The greeter escorts the penitent to the proper location in the York Road Lobby down the eastern side aisle
· You will remain standing – no chairs will be provided
· You will choose whether to go behind the screen or face to face, both options are socially distant
· When the Sacrament is completed, the penitent exits down the western side aisle without touching any surfaces
· The penance that is prescribed can be done anywhere except in the Chapel. Suggested places include:
Þ  By the Marian grotto
Þ  In your vehicle
Þ  At your house

A Prayer for the Diocese of Joliet 
God of all ages, in these challenging times 
deepen our faith as we grow into 
Missionary Disciples. 
Your Son, walked among us blessing 
the poor in spirit, the merciful and the peacemakers.
You call us today to be witnesses of His 
loving mercy and to be people  
of service and abiding peace. 
Grant us the courage to walk as people of faith 
who continue the work of 
bringing about Your Kingdom 
in the Diocese of Joliet. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord. 
Immaculate Conception Food Pantry remains open M-Th from 10am – Noon.  Due to increased volume, donations are greatly appreciated.  We attempt to provide each family with either a $25 grocery gift card or $25 restaurant / pizza certificate with
their food.  The following food items are greatly needed: peanut butter, grape jelly, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, Mac and Cheese, rice, cans of chili, ravioli, spaghetti, instant boxed meals, coffee, ½ gallons of milk, bread, canned tuna and chicken. Please contact Pam at 630-530-3497 for additional donation formation.
May God bless you and keep you safe and healthy!
Parish Office Hours 
The Parish office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am until 4:30pm and Fridays from 8:30am until Noon. All guests must wear a mask and have a temperature screening upon entry. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of the virus are asked not to enter.