We have received direction from the Diocese and the Ohio Catholic Conference of Bishops regarding a return to public Masses. A “soft opening” will occur with the allowance of Weekday Masses on Monday, May 25. Since that is Memorial Day, we will have a 9:30 AM Mass ONLY. 7 AM Weekday Masses will resume on Tuesday, May 26. Weekend Masses will resume on Saturday, May 30 at 4 PM, and Sunday, May 31 at 7:30 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM, and 5:30 PM. Confessions will resume on Saturday, May 30 from 3:00-3:45 PM. Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Wednesday, May 27, from 7:30 AM-5:00 PM. All persons entering the church and confessional will be required to wear a mask, and sanitize their hands as they enter. (You should also take your temperature at home prior to arriving, and if you have an elevated temp, you should stay at home!)
I talked to Father Joe Kraker last week, and he is experiencing difficulty walking, a condition that his mother and sister also had. He informed me that he will not be able to help with Masses here at St. Hilary for the foreseeable future. In light of this we will be canceling the 9:30 AM Thursday Mass beginning May 28. For those who find 7 AM too early for Church, there is a Thursday morning Mass at 8 AM at Guardian Angels, and a Thursday Morning 8:15 AM Mass at St. Sebastian. 9:30 AM Weekday Mass will continue on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. We will continue to livestream our Masses and will provide an updated schedule on this soon. **Please note: The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect for those that are unable to attend Mass in the church at this time. We are so looking forward to seeing all of you in Church!!! We will explain other changes being asked of us prior to all Masses resuming.
Here is our new Mass Schedule beginning May 25:
**Please note changes for May 25 & 27
Monday: 7:00 AM & 9:30 AM
**9:30 AM ONLY on Monday, May 25—Memorial Day
Tuesday: 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM ONLY
Eucharistic Adoration: 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
**Adoration from 7:30 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, May 27
Thursday: 7:00 AM ONLY
**NO 9:30 AM until further notice
Friday: 7:00 AM & 9:30 AM
Saturday: 4:00 PM
Reconciliation: 3:00 to 3:45 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM
We will continue to provide you with the opportunity to celebrate Mass with us through live streaming even as we open our church doors for Mass this week!
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW LIVE STREAM SCHEDULE:
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 7 AM MASS
SUNDAY, 9 AM MASS
We will be live streaming these on our Facebook page and the Mass links will be available on our website. You DO NOT need to have Facebook to watch! To watch, visit sthilarychurch.org/live for links to the live videos OR visit our Facebook page at the Mass time. All recordings will be available on our website as well as on Facebook throughout the week. Readings for all Masses can be found online at www.usccb.org/bible/readings and the Mass music for 9 AM Mass on Sunday morning will be posted on sthilarychurch.org/live.