2020 First Communion and Confirmation Happening as planned.
Do to the previous shut down the spring sacraments had to be rescheduled. First Communion is planned for August 1 and August 8, both at 11am. Confirmation is scheduled for August 14th, at 7pm.
In the last several weeks there has been a lot of uncertainty lately and several of you have reached out to ask about the status of the upcoming sacraments. We are proceeding as planned. Our parish has done a wonderful job following the original guidelines set out when public masses resumed in May. The recent limit of the size of gatherings from the Governor is regarding social gatherings, not religious. Also, Archbishop Kurtz has stated that Churches can continue to hold services as long as we follow the safety guidelines (you can read his statement here).
If everyone follows the guidelines we have sent out (mask wearing, social distancing, and limiting the number of guests) then we will continue to meet the requirements established to allow us to safely worship. We continue to strive to keep capacity at 30% (which for St. Aloysius is 330 people). Keep in mind we will be live streaming each sacrament on our parish Facebook page. So family members that are not able to come in person can watch at home. Just have your friends and family follow our page, https://www.facebook.com/staloysius/ .
If you have any further questions please reach out. We hope this answers some of your questions and gives you peace of mind. If anything changes we will be sure to let everyone know ASAP. If you have further questions contact the parish office.