Sign Up Genius Links - Masses & Confessions (posted Mondays)

**Reminder: Masses and Confessions are intended for Holy Trinity parishioners only at this time.  Sign-up in advance is required for Masses and Confessions and all must attend the Mass for which you sign up.**

Thanksgiving Day Mass - Thursday, November 26 at 8am 
(There will be a special Thanksgiving Day collection to support the People's Resource Center in Westmont. You can drop donations in the collection box in the back of church or use the Online Giving portal.  Thank you for your generosity for those in need.)

Confessions - November 28 from 2:45 to 3:45pm

Advent Sundays Mass Sign Ups

First Sunday of Advent - Saturday/Sunday November 28/29

Second Sunday of Advent - Saturday/Sunday December 5/6

Third Sunday of Advent - Saturday/Sunday December 12/13

Fourth Sunday of Advent - Saturday/Sunday December 19/20 

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Please make an effort to sign up for Confessions and Masses by noon on Saturday each week.  This will help with check-in process when you arrive.
 
The restriction on attendance every 3-4 weeks to Mass or Confessions has been lifted. Please still be courteous and allow others to sign up before you if you have been to Mass or Confession recently.  Thank you.
 
**Please note some new updates for Mass & Confession Sign Up Procedures
You will notice the sign up has changed for Masses and that it looks similar to the sign-ups for Confessions. There are now 90 total slots for each Mass instead of sections.  When signing up, please enter one person per slot.  For families, please sign up each person individually (for example: a family of four would sign up four people in four different slots.)  Then, on the day and time of your Mass, you will be checked in (as an individual or a family) and seated from front-to-back in the church with your party.  Social distancing will be maintained and you will still be required to wear a face covering at all times.

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Please read all the information and instructions at the top of the sign up to fully understand all protocols and procedures for attending Mass at Holy Trinity during these special circumstances.  Links for weekend Masses and confessions will be posted on the Monday prior.

We ask you to be patient as we establish this new system, and further ask that you be understanding as we try to make the Mass available to all who wish to attend under these limitations. Initially, please recognize that many people will want to participate in Masses and confessions. Be charitable when recognizing that reality, and allow others to avail themselves of the Sacraments before returning yourself.

We also will continue to recommend - in alignment with the Diocese of Joliet and health officials - that those individuals who are considered "vulnerable" (over the age of 60 and/or underlying medical condition such as diabetes; lung disease; undergoing cancer treatment, etc.) should continue to stay at home until more information is obtained about the safety of that population going out into public spaces, such as our church. The dispensation from Sunday Masses will remain in effect for all Catholics in the Diocese of Joliet, even during the resumption of these public Masses.

 

Mass & Confession Protocols

Please do not come to Mass or Confession if you are sick or know you have been exposed to someone who is sick.  Check your temperature one hour prior to coming to church and stay home if it is over 100 degrees.

All Mass attendees will be required to:

  1. Bring their own mask/face covering from home and wear it at all times,
  2. Bring their own hand sanitizer from home and sanitize their hands before and after Mass and before receiving Holy Communion as well. [The church will have a very limited supply of hand sanitizer],
  3. Practice social distancing (at least six feet between non-related persons) at all times.

Please read the Pastor's Letter from Father Rafal will full protocols/procedures

 

Reopening Resources

Holy Trinity Reopening Letter - June 2, 2020

Tips for All Worshipers - Diocese of Joliet

Church Seating Layout with Social Distancing

 

Call for Volunteers

We will need volunteers to assist with various aspects of our parish reopening plan. All parishioners between the ages of 16 and 60 who are healthy with no underlying health conditions are called upon to volunteer.  This includes high school students, college students, as well as young adults are encouraged to serve and volunteer for teams.

If you are part of the “vulnerable population” (i.e. over 60 or have an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, lung disease, undergoing cancer treatment, etc.) we ask that your support our efforts with prayer.

The Reopening Leadership Team will provide training and guidelines to all volunteers. There are three teams for which you can volunteer:

1) Set Up Team: Prepare church and vestibule with proper stock of necessary materials and maintain a safe environment in the church building.  Tasks may include removing bulletins/hymnals from church, ensuring open doors and touchless movement, stocking hand sanitizer, etc.

2) Greeting Team: Assist in managing the flow of congregants as they enter the Church or Chapel, making sure attendees use hand sanitizer upon entering, are wearing a mask, and are reminded not to enter if ill; directing people to appropriate seating/waiting areas, etc.

3) Cleaning Team: Maintain and clean essential and trafficked areas of the Church or Chapel before and after the church has been used. Masks and gloves will be provided if you do not have your own, in addition to approved cleaning/disinfecting supplies.
 

Please email the parish at htparish@comcast.net to volunteer and list your preference of team (if any.)  All volunteers will be required to participate in training and will be divided up into the three teams for scheduling. Maintaining sufficient volunteers is critical to the reopening of our church. Prayerfully consider stepping up if you are able - we need all hands on deck to reopen our church!

Mass Times

Weekend Masses
Sat: 4:00pm
Sun: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am

Daily Mass - Mon-Sat: 8:00am
*Daily Friday Mass during School Year - 8:15am

Confession - Sat: 2:45 - 3:45pm

» View Holy Day Schedule

Contact Us

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish
25 East Richmond Street
Westmont, IL 60559

630-968-1366

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