St. Mary Rainbow

St. Mary Mass Re-Opening: Everything You Need to Know About Volunteering

After 3-months of shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Diocese of Joliet has granted St. Mary Mokena approval to offer outdoor Masses with unlimited attendees if enough volunteers sign up to assist with key Eucharistic and health safety functions. The more volunteers that sign up, the more Masses St. Mary will be able to offer. Below are frequently asked questions for parishioners considering volunteering.

Holy Eucharist

Diocese of Joliet Removes Easter Communion Obligation Due to Pandemic

Bishop Richard Pates, the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Joliet, has issued a decree removing the obligation of the faithful to receive Holy Communion this Easter season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, he urges Catholics to offer an Act of Spiritual Communion and a Perfect Act of Contrition.