St. Joseph Catholic Church - Cobden, Illinois
All the faithful of the Diocese of Belleville continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation until further notice.
CAUTION: There remains an inherent risk in coming to church at this time. If you or those for whom you care are vulnerable to infection, we encourage you to stay home. If you feel sick in any way, do not come. If you choose not to attend, you can watch Mass live streamed from St. Mary's in Anna at 8:00 a.m. on Facebook. Drive by Communion will be at St. Joseph in Cobden from 11:00 to 11:30 in the parking lot.
Congregation size is strictly limited to a maximum of 40 people, with social distancing of at least six feet. (Families and members of the same household are exempt from these six-foot social distancing requirements.) Advance sign ups required.
All attendees are expected to:
- be signed up in advance; sign up options below (if you have difficulties, text or call Sherry Haddick at 618-559-4347 for assistance).
- wear a face covering
- use hand sanitizer upon entering the church and immediately before and after receiving Holy Communion
- maintain social distancing during the celebration (6 feet between yourself and others, except household members) AND while processing forward to receive Communion.
- the communicant must remain 6 feet away from the priest/deacon as he shows the Host and says, "The Body of Christ". Still 6 feet away, the communicant responds, "Amen". Face coverings remain in place over the mouth and nose. At this point, the communicant moves forward upon the request of the priest/deacon. The communicant receives the host, steps 6 feet to the side, lowers the face covering, consumes the Host and immediately returns the face covering.
Please depart immediately, as directed by the ushers. If you wish to converse (from a safe distance!) please do so away from the front of the church.
DO NOT ATTEND if you feel sick in any way, are coughing or are sneezing.
Please find the date for which you want to register to review the available slots, and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!