Please click here to read Fr. Kevin Kenney's letter to the parish, dated 08/13/2020
Saint Olaf is closely monitoring the Covid-19/Corona Virus pandemic and is following Archdiocesan and State of Minnesota recommendations.
On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Minnesota's Governor Walz announced the Minnesota Stay Safe Plan: Dialing Back. Per this directive, "a temporary pause of most social activities, in-person dining, sports, and indoor fitness activity. This four-week pause will be in place between November 20, 2020, through December 18, 2020. While some businesses can continue to offer goods and services in a safe manner, many others will again have to weather the challenge of adjusting their operations to “to-go” or virtual means. We hope these temporary changes will reduce the number of infections while safely supporting our schools, hospitals, and economy."
Church services: Strong recommendation for virtual services ONLY. Weddings, funerals, and other similar planned ceremonies can be held with the current rules in place, but all receptions and gatherings connected to these ceremonies must be canceled or postponed. At this time, Saint Olaf will remain open for Daily and Weekend Mass. We continue to follow protocol and procedures in place and encourage all visitors to follow posted procedures to ensure everyone's safety.
We will also continue to Live Stream Daily Mass Monday - Friday and the Sunday 10:00am Mass.
WELCOME HOME Saint Olaf is open for Daily Mass, Reconciliation, and Weekend Mass We will return to our regular Mass schedule. Please be patient with us as we maneuver a new way of existing. Please be attentive to the following: • If you are sick, please stay home • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before Mass starts (allow us to clean the Church between Masses) • Please enter through the Parking Lot doors or the Handicapped Door off of Eighth Street • Hand sanitizer is available • Please wear a mask to Mass • Please observe social distancing • Please make your visit brief • Please only use bathrooms out of necessity • Please follow the directions of the Greeters and Ushers who are here to help and protect you • Instructions about how to receive Communion will be given during Mass. We look forward to you coming home when you feel comfortable. Remember the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is suspended until further notice. If you are older or have some underlying health conditions and don’t feel comfortable returning to Mass yet and want to receive Communion, please call the parish office and one of us priests will be happy to bring communion to you outdoors at your home. Please call if you have any questions. Be safe and be well. God bless! - Fr. Kevin Kenney The daily Mass schedule is as follows: Monday - Friday 7:00am MASS in Main Church 7:30am - till line ends RECONCILIATION in Main Church 12:00pm MASS in Main Church Tuesday & Thursday 12:30pm - till line ends RECONCILIATION in Main Church Saturday 12:00pm MASS in Main Church 12:30pm - till line ends RECONCILIATION in Main Church
Weekend Masses follow our regular schedule: Saturday: 4:00pm Sunday: 6:00am, 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00noon, and 4:00pm
Saint Olaf appreciates your continued support during this time: Consider supporting Saint Olaf via online giving, visit www.SaintOlaf.org/give for one time gifts or to set up recurring gifts. We appreciate your continued support to help us meet our financial obligations.
A couple of reminders: If you are ill, please stay home until you feel better. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Refrain from touching your face. Practice Social distancing, self-quarantine as much as possible, and PRAY.
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