COVID-19 Message

Updated August 8, 2020

 

All Masses are now indoors at 50% capacity, 150 seating capacity.

Masks are required (see letter from Father Omar July 25, 2020).

* Social distancing (6 ft) is to be strictly followed by all while on campus by those not of the same household.

* Please wear a face mask per the Governor's new order.  Ministers of Holy Communion must wear a face mask while distributing Communion.

*Holy Communion must be received in the hand.

*There will be no Breaking Bead or music books in the pews.

*Avoid touching things as much as possible.

*Bring your own hand sanitizer, please. Our supplies are limited.

*The East side door of the Church will be the only door open for entrance. The door will open 30 minutes before each Mass and ushers will escort you in the building. Be collaborative!

*We need to do it right, with civility and precaution, because public eyes will be on us!

 

Have you not been able to be at the church in person and want to help? Please sign up here if you would like to help out with a Mass.

August 26, 2020-- Quick Guide to COVID-19 Protocols (PDF)

Parish/Diocesan Ministries COVID-19 Preparedness Guide (PDF)

Cover Letter from Bishop Kettler  (PDF)

August 8, 2020-- Confirmation update

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/confirmation

August 2, 2020-- Online VBS option for Faith Formation, Camp Creation Day by Day with God

http://familytogether.stcdio.org/

July 31, 2020--From the Office of Bishop Kettler

UPDATED – Quick Guide to COVID-19 Protocols (DOC)

The Art of Reopening our Churches for Public Worship: Guidelines for WEDDINGS During COVID-19 (PDF)

July 25, 2020 -- Letter from Father Omar regarding masks

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/blog/archives/letter-from-father-omar-july-25-2020

July 23, 2020 -- Bishop Kettler's letter to pastors

http://stcdio.org/july-23-2020-bishop-kettlers-letter-to-pastors/

Amendments to The Art of Reopening our Churches

http://stcdio.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AMENDED-The-Art-of-Reopening-our-Churches-for-Public-Worship-Mass-7_23_20.docx

June 26, 2020 — Quick guide to COVID-19 protocols for our diocese (DOC)

UPDATED DIOCESAN LITURGICAL PROTOCOLS:  “The Art of Reopening our Churches for Public Worship” (DOC)

June 19, 2020 —Bishop Kettler's letter to pastors

http://stcdio.org/june-19-2020-bishop-kettlers-letter-to-pastors/

June 5, 2020 — Bishop Kettler’s letter to pastors

http://stcdio.org/june-5-2020-bishop-kettler-letter-to-pastors/

Bishop Kettler Friday video message https://youtu.be/SU5TMwnYGp8

June 4, 2020 – Bishop Kettler’s letter to the pastors

http://stcdio.org/june-4-2020-bishop-kettlers-letter-to-the-pastors/

May 29, 2020 Letter to all parishioners from Father Omar

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/blog/archives/letter-to-all-parishioners-may-29-2020

May 25, 2020 First Communion Letter from Jenna Miller

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/blog/archives/first-communion-letter-from-jenna-miller-may-25-2020

May 23, 2020 Updated Letter from Father Omar about Reopening for Mass

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/blog/archives/latest-news-may-23-2020

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/blog/archives/gran-reapertura-mayo-27 (en Español)

May 23, 2020 — Bishop Kettler's Statement Regarding Governor's New Executive Order

http://stcdio.org/may-23-2020-bishop-kettlers-statement-regarding-governors-new-executive-order/

May 22, 2020 Letter from Father Omar about Reopening for Mass

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/blog/archives/letter-from-father-omar-may-22-2020 in English

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/blog/archives/carta-de-padre-omar-22-de-mayo-2020 en Español)

May 20, 2020 — Minnesota Catholic bishops' letter regarding resumption of public Masses

http://stcdio.org/may-20-2020-minnesota-bishops-letter/

May 15, 2020 — Bishop Kettler's letter to pastors

http://stcdio.org/may-15-2020-bishop-kettlers-letter-to-pastors/

Bishop Kettler video message: Charting a path forward

https://youtu.be/zAkaa_7FtZs

May 9, 2020 Bishop Kettler video message: A process for resuming public worship

https://youtu.be/J4oh5H8y6co

May 9, 2020 Consecration to Mary Service at St Mary of Mount Carmel

http://stcdio.org/may-9-2020-bishop-kettlers-letter-to-pastors/

May 1, 2020 Churches can reopen starting May 4 for individual prayer, adoration

http://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/churches-can-reopen-starting-may-4-for-individual-prayer-adoration

May 1, 2020 Consecration to Mary Service at St Mary of Mount Carmel

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/blog/archives/consecration-to-mary-may-1-2020

April 24, 2020 Bishop Kettler's video message: Gathered, nourished, sent

https://youtu.be/xI01j1G0zLA

April 10, 2020 Bishop Kettler Good Friday Message

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pFm10r-jRc&feature=youtu.be

April 9, 2020 Letter to Parishioners from Fr. Omar

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/letter-from-father-omar-april-9--2020

April 8, 2020 Bishop Kettler's letter to pastors

http://stcdio.org/april-7-2020-bishop-kettlers-letter-to-pastors/

April 4, 2020 Holy Week Message from Father Omar Guanchez

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/holy-week-message

Abril 4, 2020 Semana Santa de Padre Omar Guanchez

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/semana-santa

March 29, 2020 Archbishop Jose Gomez: 'Where is God in this pandemic? Where there is love there is God.'

http://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/archbishop-jose-gomez-where-is-god-in-this-pandemic-where-there-is-love-there-is-god/

March 27, 2020 Letter from Father Omar Update on Church/Parish Activities

https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/3-27-20-letter-from-fr-omar-update-to-parish

March 27, 2020 – Bishop Kettler’s update to pastors

http://stcdio.org/march-27-2020-bishop-kettlers-update-to-pastors/

 

 

    • Sacrament of Reconciliation is still available by appointment with the priest.
    • Please continue to participate in praying for our world. We invite you and your household to read daily Mass readings, join us for live Mass at our newly scheduled times, or join St. John's Abbey daily live Masses held at 5pm. More diocesan resources for building your faith can be found at http://worship.stcdio.org/tv-mass/.
    • Mass online with our local priest is here at our site: https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/mass-online.
    • We ask that you continue to take time to check in — by phone, email or social media — with family members, friends and neighbors, particularly those who are most vulnerable.
    • Finally, please continue in your worship through tithes and offerings. Our Parish ministries rely on your generosity even and especially at this time. Our staff is here to help you if you need anything. Please don't hesitate to ask for help.

 

St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 409 Central Avenue, Long Prairie, MN 56347