Corona Virus Update

 

IMPORTANT:

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 t
his 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
               


                                         


                 Worship/Prayer:
  •            Fr. Kevin is recording the daily Mass  in Spanish MONDAY - THURSDAY and we are posting these on our website,
               www.SaintOlaf.org/media.
  •            We are posting Fr. Kevin's Weekday Liturgical commentary for your personal reflection time. 
             This can be found on the front page of the website, click on the photo of Fr. Kevin and then select
             the day of the week that you would like to read.

  •          A list of resources available for prayer during these difficult days, from a variety of publishers is posted on the
             US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Click here for: USCCB Prayer Resources
  •        The Magnificat Family is offering a FREE online version of Magnificat  for prayer and reflection during this time.
             The link is www.magnificat.com/free.
  •        Pray for those who have contracted the virus, as well as their family, friends, and the health care workers assisting them.
  •        Pray for those who are working hard to find some type of medical solution to lessen the impact of this virus.
  •        Visit the Saint Olaf Prayer Request (upper right corner of this website) to submit your prayers to our dedicated prayer partners.

            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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215 S. 8TH STREET, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55402
612-332-7471
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