May 8th Update on Saint Simon Resuming the Public Celebration of Sacraments
Brothers and Sisters,
Good afternoon! I have more information to share with you about Saint Simon resuming the public celebration of sacraments. Archbishop Thompson has announced a three phase plan to re-introducing the public celebration of sacraments in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
Phase 1: We are able to reopen our churches for private prayer and the celebration of the sacrament of confession. Archbishop Thompson has announced Wednesday May 13th for the Archdiocese as the beginning of this phase. Because of Mayor Hogsett's stay at home order for Indianapolis we will have to wait until
Saturday May 16th
. From Saturday May 16th through Friday May 22nd Saint Simon's church will be open for prayer each day from 7:30 am until 7:30 pm. On Saturday May 23rd we will resume our normal hours. Confessions will be heard at 10 am until all have been heard on both Saturday May 16th and Sunday May 17th. More information on where those confessions will be held will be forthcoming. On Tuesday May 19th we will resume our normal confession and adoration schedule.
Phase 2: We are able to resume public celebrations of Daily Mass, Weddings & Funerals within Mass, Baptisms, and Anointing of the Sick. This will begin on
Tuesday May 19th
. On Tuesday May 19th we will resume our normal Daily Mass schedule. Daily Masses will be held in the church until further notice.
Phase 3: Public Celebration of Sunday Mass will be allowed to resume on the weekend of
Saturday May 23rd & Sunday May 24th
. There will be more information about what to expect when we return to Sunday Mass coming next week.
The Parish Office will re-open on
Monday May 18th
. I am hopeful that we will allow meetings and gatherings again on campus beginning
Monday June 1st.
Once again thank you all for your prayers and your patience. There will be more information coming, but wanted to let you know these dates today. May God bless you and please know of my prayers for all of you!
Fr. Doug Marcotte
on Friday, May 8 at 2:05PM