Monday, January 18, 2021, Mass




GOOD NEWS
ST. GEORGE CHURCH REOPENING CONTINUES!
Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration, Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings

Things are changing quickly, so please check back often.

The Archdiocese of Chicago is allowing parishes to open for limited numbers of people for Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration, Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings provided that the parish follow detailed Archdiocesan procedures. For information about what to expect when you return, see the attached pamphlet. When you arrive at St. George, please be patient and understanding as we are required to follow these procedures.

• Everyone will be asked to reserve a place at any service using the SignUp Genius links below.
• All will be asked to check in when arriving at church.
• Greeters will welcome and direct you when you arrive.
• A mask is required inside the Church at all times.
• Please maintain a six-foot social distance from others at all times.



Mass: Celebration of Mass is back at St. George. Each week we
will have a Sunday Vigil Mass on Saturday at 4:00, three Masses on Sunday -- 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 am, as well as a weekday Mass at 8:15 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Attendance is limited to 120 persons for weekend Masses and 50 persons on weekdays, so reservations are required. Please use the link below to save your spot, or call the rectory office at (708) 532-2243.


Reconciliation: Every Saturday from 3:00 to 3:30 pm. Reconciliation during Advent is available from 2:30 to 3:30 pm: December 5, 12 and 19. Reserve your spot using the link below, or call the rectory office at 708-532-2243


Adoration and Private Prayer: In church every Wednesday, 6-7 pm. (Please note that the schedule may change as more Masses resume.) You may come and go as is convenient for you during that time, but total attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 people, so please reserve your place using the SignUp Genius using the link below, or call the rectory office at (708) 532-2243



WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS WITH THE REOPENING
OF ST. GEORGE CHURCH.
Specifically, we are in need of cleaning volunteers. The role of a cleaning volunteer is to wipe down pews and kneelers, vestibule doors, Sanctuary, lecterns, priest masks, restroom handles, restroom light switches and faucets: That’s it! Please use the link below to sign-up, or call the rectory office at (708) 532-2243. You will then be mailed a confirmation and a small explanation of what we do.



Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings: Call the rectory office (708) 532- 2243.

We all look forward and pray for the day that we can once again celebrate mass together as the St. George Parish community. St. George as always is a welcoming community and our greeters will try to make you feel at home under these circumstances.



Please be aware:

• Dispensation from Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation continues.
• We still advise that the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions stay at home and participate through livestreamed and televised Masses.
• We will continue to serve those who cannot attend Masses in person by livestreaming Mass on our Facebook page and posting to our webpage.


Church Reopening Committee




ST. GEORGE CHURCH NEEDS YOUR HELP!
It's nice to be able to come back to church! Thanks to all our volunteers, we are making our re-opening carefully and safely. We are still in need of more help, especially following Mass to sanitize the church. It is simple, and will only take about fifteen minutes. Please call the office and volunteer!




ARCHDIOCESAN 2-FOR-1 MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM

For the third year in a row, the Archdiocese of Chicago will be offering a 2-for-1 Matching Gift Program for TCS donations made through Empower Illinois between Dec. 1, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021. Donations eligible for the matching gift program are capped at $50k per school and only donations made to archdiocesan-run schools are eligible. The 2-for-1 match will be offered until Feb. 28, 2021, or until the matching funds are depleted whichever occurs first. Anyone in need of more information regarding the program may view the TCS webinar recording here and additional resources for donor solicitation are available on the OCS Resource Portal’s Tax Credit Scholarship page. Any unused matching funds at a school without children remaining on the waitlist as of April 1, 2021, will be automatically transferred for use by students on the general Archdiocese of Chicago waitlist.





SWEETS TO SUPPORT ST. GEORGE SCHOOL


St. George School and Orland Park Bakery
are partnering up! Each month Orland Park Bakery will have featured item(s) listed on a special
St. George School page on the bakery website.
All you need to do is order these featured items through the dedicated link provided. Orland Park Bakery will be donating 25% to St. George School from sales of the featured item(s).

You may add other items to your order, BUT the % will only come from the feature items on our link. You will then head to the bakery when your order is ready. The bakery is open for pick up inside or you may do curbside pick-up. The choice is yours.

Orders will be accepted until Friday 1/29 and pickup dates are available until Sunday 1/31.


FEATURED ITEMS THIS MONTH

JALAPENO BACON CHEDDAR BREAD (ST. GEORGE SCHOOL)
PEPPERONI PIZZA BREAD (ST. GEORGE SCHOOL)
SOFT BATCH CHOCOLATE CHIP – 6 PACK (ST. GEORGE SCHOOL)
SAMPLE BOX (4) COCOA BOMB (ST. GEORGE SCHOOL)

MUST USE THIS LINK for St. George credit
https://orders.orlandparkbakery.com/st-george-school





Parish phones continue to be monitored while we are under the Shelter-in-Place order. Call 708-532-2243 or email parish staff with any questions or needs. After-hours emergency line is also available at the above number. Anointing of the Sick is available. Please call Rectory Office.


We are united in prayer and service to one another. Even as we cannot meet in prayer, we continue our mission of prayer for you, serving virtually and bringing on-line community together. Please continue to support our important mission by making an offertory contribution at www.givecentral.org or placing your envelopes in the mail to St. George Church.

Also, please remember those in need through a donation to our St. Vincent DePaul Society. Thank you.


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