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Parish Reopening Plan and Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist with various aspects of our parish reopening plan.  Importantly, leadership team members and volunteers must not be part of a “vulnerable population” (i.e., suffering from an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or lung disease; undergoing cancer treatment, etc.). Those over the age of 60 should consult with the Parish Leadership Team about possibly serving as a volunteer. Those under the age of 60, who are healthy with no underlying health conditions are asked to consider assisting with one of three reopening teams. Religious Education families, high school and college students, as well as young adults, are especially encouraged to answer this call to volunteer for teams.  â€‹Specifically, here are the three teams being formed: All volunteers must watch a webinar ---> Re-Opening Webinar Archdiocese of Chicago .  All volunteers will need to commit to a  mass time that they will be responsible for making to do the job they have signed up to do.  Masses will be as follows: At Assumption Saturday 4:00 p.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  If we all commit to a mass time training and cross training will go smoother. The meeting for training will be this Thursday and we are giving 2 time slots to better serve the ones who volunteered:  4:30 at Parish center and 7:30 Parish center. Please wear a mask.  At the training meeting we will show the webinar for the 1st 30 minutes to the ones who haven’t had a chance to see it yet and the last ½ hour will be the training of Greeters, Ushers, Cleaners, and Set up volunteers.   If you have questions, please call Cindi Grove at 815-735-1432. 

Greeter Lead  
Needed: 1 per Mass 
Schedule: Start - At least 30 minutes before Mass time.  Stop - When Cleaning team is complete. 

Have the Mass Manifest ready for check-in at the entrance.  Have the Mass volunteer list / sign-in clipboard in the Volunteer section. Make sure all resources, information and sign-in are setup in the volunteer area. Make sure all west exterior doors are locked.  No entry for  parishioners.  Walk through the church and make sure all signage is in place.  Unlock the NE and SE doors for entry.  Make sure all volunteers sign in as they enter.   Assign and give direction as to duties and responsibilities to team members.  The “Lead” greeter will “check-in” parishioners as they enter.   Make sure collection baskets a-re empty and properly placed and signed before Mass.  Make sure all collections are put in appropriately marked security bag.  The manifest and volunteer list should be put in the same bag.   Put bag in safe.

Needed:  2-3 per Mass
Schedule:  Start - At least 30 minutes before Mass time.  Stop - End when all parishioners have left the Church

Greeters will be the first contact to our parishioners as they enter the Church.  The “Lead” greeter will “check-in” parishioners as they enter. Ensure all parishioners are wearing masks Manage and enforce social distancing.  Use the patio area if necessary Make sure all doors at the NW entrance are propped open or opened by team member as needed for entrance. One Greeter will be assigned to the SE Communion Station to assist with distancing. Make sure all doors at the NW entrance are propped open or opened for exit. 

Needed: 3 per Mass. 

Schedule: Start - At least 30 minutes before Mass time. 
Stop - End when all parishioners have left the Church. 

Ushers will stay in the body of the Church.  Ushers will “collect” people as they enter the body of the church and “walk” them to an appropriate seat.  Once parishioners get used the system they can seat themselves.  Ask parishioners to sit “in” from the edge of the pew.  Every other pew will be roped off.  Available pews can seat - 1 single and 1 couple - or a family.  Discourage 2 couples per pew.  Ensure all parishioners are wearing masks.  Manage and enforce social distancing.  One Usher will be assigned to the NE Communion Station to assist with distancing.  Make sure all Narthex and external doors at the church entrance are open for exit. 

Needed:  2 per Mass.
Schedule:  Start – 15 minutes before Mass ends.  Stop – When all cleaning and disinfectant has been completed 

All cleaning team members must wear masks and gloves.  Pick up in the church of anything left behind.  No hymnals, prayer books are anything can be left on a pew or book pockets or counter.  Pick up and empty trash including restrooms.  You are not responsible for cleaning toilets.  Ensure all hand sanitizers are in place per direction.  Disinfect all “open” pews and all tactile points, including restrooms, per direction.  Setup Church for next Mass. 

If you are interested in any of these volunteer jobs, please click the link below.  God Bless


Sunday, May 31, 2020 Mass


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Happy 27th Anniversary Father Noesen


This time of year is a joyous one for many priests. Traditionally, in the Diocese of Joliet,  it is in the Spring that our priests are ordained.  Father Noesen, our pastor, was ordained to the priesthood on June 5, 1993. Father will celebrate his 27th anniversary of ordination this year.  If you have the chance, make sure you wish Father a “happy anniversary.”  It’s good for us to appreciate the sacrifices of our priests lives, the love they have shown the Lord, and the dedication they have shown His Church by giving themselves in service as priests... After the Heart of Christ! Remember to always pray for vocations to the priesthood and to the religious life.

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St. Vincent Meals
St. Vincent’s Meals are being served every Monday night from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Due to the Covid 19 restrictions we are doing carry out meal only where people can drive up and pick up their meals. Immaculate Conception will be hosting the meals in May and June.  If you would like to donate to help this ministry, please click the "Donate Now" button or send a check for St. Vincent Meals to the church office. Funds will be spent on food for the meals and the containers we put them in.  We are also looking for a few more volunteers who are willing to help with preparing the meals these next few months. Please contact Dave at (815) 287-2036 if you would like to volunteer


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