The Diocese of Joliet announced fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear masks at all church services, effective Fri., June 11, when the state is expected to enter Phase 5. Capacity limits and registration for all church services will also be lifted on that date.
Phase 5 is the final step in the state’s reopening plan amid the easing coronavirus pandemic, allowing all sectors of society to fully reopen. If the state does not enter Phase 5 on June 11, the diocese will continue with previously issued “Bridge Phase” protocols.
The elimination of the mask requirement follows current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals, who can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing. The diocese, however, is adhering to those same guidelines in requiring unvaccinated people to continue wearing masks.
The diocese will not ask employees or the general populace to provide their vaccination status. However, all ministers are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated.
Dispensation from the requirement to attend Sunday Mass remains in place for the time being to allow parishes and parishioners the opportunity to adjust to the new protocols.
Capacity limits for office and social gatherings can also return to pre-pandemic, full-capacity levels.
Full details on the Phase 5 protocols may be found here -->> https://www.dioceseofjoliet.org/bishop/content1.php?secid=74
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Welcome to Saint John Paul II in Kankakee, Illinois! We endeavor, by the grace of God, to be a healthy, happy and holy church. We foster health by serving every aspect of the human person - physical, emotional, intellectual, social and most importantly, spiritual. From our food pantry, our free clinic and exercise programs, and our Family Bridges for healthy relationships, to our spiritual programs, devotions and liturgies, we grow together in a healthy environment as people of God. We are a happy church because of our welcoming spirit. We believe that the Lord calls all people to be part of his Kingdom, and so we joyfully embrace everyone who walks through our doors, and endeavor to see the Lord in each person. We are holy because the Lord Jesus is the heart of church, surrounded by the community of His saints, anchored upon the holy work of the apostles, and inspired by the holy example of our patron, St. John Paul II.
We deeply value relationships. We love, serve, and care for one another and those whom God has placed around us in hopes that the community will see Jesus in us, hear us speak of Him often, and be drawn to Him. By welcoming you to our church, we are welcoming you into our lives.
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