COVID-19 & Ste. Gen
The obligation to attend the Sunday Mass remains lifted indefinitely. Anyone who is ill or showing symptoms of the Coronavirus, who has been in contact with someone with COVID-19, who is vulnerable due to preconditions, or over 60 years of age are asked to remain at home and participate via livestream.
-St. Padre Pio’s Prayer of Spiritual Communion
“My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I am not able at this moment to receive You sacramentally, I ask that you spiritually enter into my heart. I embrace You and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.”
Guidelines to follow for Mass attendance at Ste. Gen:
What we are doing…
" We have used markings with blue tape indicating safe seating and standing to maintain proper social distance.
" Additional seating for the outdoor chapel: bring your own chairs, blankets or feel free to sit in your car.
" Hand sanitizer will be available in church but we suggest that you bring your own.
" We will clean and sanitize after each Mass.
What we ask of you…
" All Catholics are still granted dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation. Dispensation means that not attending Mass is NOT A SIN.
" Bring and wear your own mask during church services. Extra masks are available at all church entrances.
" For one person, sit where the blue tape marks the seat.
" For members of households, there should be 6ft of distance between members of one household and members of another.
" Altar Servers- for their safety, servers will not be used at this time.
" Eucharistic Ministers-only one needed per Mass (volunteer please). Hands must be thoroughly sanitized and masks must be worn.
New Mass Schedule:
" Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. Mass
“ Tuesday and Wednesday 7:00 a.m. Mass and 8:00 a.m. School Mass.
" No Saturday morning Mass, until further notice.
" Saturday Evening Mass, 4:30 p.m. with Confessions offered in the cry room from 3:30-4:15 p.m.
" Sunday Masses: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. (not 9:30 a.m.), 11:00 a.m. (this will give us time to sanitize between Masses).
Please come early, as we may have to turn people away due to limited seating.
Many of the precautions to follow safety requirements will be labor intensive. If you can help in any way please contact Deacon Matt Witte at 314-374-4044. Thank you
Please continue to support one another, and to unite with all of our faithful in prayer to the Blessed Mother to intercede in healing us-body and spirit-and providing strength for those on the front lines fighting this virus and serving the needs of our community.
Yours in Christ,
Msgr. Daniel Mosley, Msgr. John Unger, Deacon Matt Witte, Kathy Fleming, Anthony Van Gessel
Reopening Guidelines and Restrictions from the Archdiocese
o Policies for Mass – for Priests
o Policies for Mass - FAQ
o Church Poster – Condensed Highlights for Parishioners and Mass Attendees
o Church Poster - Highlighting CDC Guidelines