Fr. Kevin will livestream masses Monday - Saturday at 8:00am and Sunday at 8:30am on St. Jerome Catholic Church facebook page

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Bishop Paprocki has granted permission for parishes to offer Holy Communion Outside of Mass beginning this weekend. Fr Kevin attended a deanery meeting to discuss the safest and most realistic way to implement this opportunity. It is important to remind everyone that the dispensation from obligation to attend mass remains in place and no one is obligated to physically receive Holy Communion. All individuals who fall into a vulnerable or high risk category are encouraged to continue safe quarantine practices as they have been; the Act of Spiritual Communion is still recommended. For those who do desire to receive Holy Communion, we offer the following plan:

  • "Attend" mass virtually through FB Live or another live-stream option in prayerful preparation for reception of Holy Communion.
  • Communion Ministers will be available at both St Jerome and St James from 10:00 – 11:00 am on Sunday, May 17.
  • Upon arrival please watch for visual cues regarding parking and location of the (E)MHC. We are relying on reverence and common sense to make this work and keep it safe for everyone. There will be a brief and familiar prayer exchange before and after communion. Please allow for one individual/family to receive, pray, and walk away before you begin your approach.
  • All recommended precautions should be taken including appropriate social distancing and the wearing of face masks up until the moment of reception. Do not congregate in the parking lot. The church building will be locked.

We believe this process will evolve week to week as we take the slow steps to return to celebrating mass together. We will be working out any challenges and thank everyone in advance for their patience as we do so. Updates will continue to be communicated via the parish website, email and the parish FB page.

Collection baskets will be available for those who wish to bring their weekly contributions in person.



Saint Jerome Catholic Church
511 South Main Street
Troy, Illinois

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Saint James Catholic Church
305 Washington Street
St. Jacob, Illinois

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