We are a Beacon...Getting through the Coronavirus
The Daily Chapel will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm for personal prayer and devotion.
Guidelines for Observing Social Distancing and other Health Requirements for the Celebration of Mass
Public Masses, with appropriate social distancing, will resume with:
Mass in the Daily Chapel on Monday and Wednesdays at 7:30am
Mass in Church on Saturdays at 4:30pm
Mass in Church on Sundays at 9:30am. (Please note the Sunday Mass time change for the duration of the pandemic.)
Updated guidelines as of July 8 -
New St. Louis City and County guidelines require face masks in enclosed places of public accommodation, as well as outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
Due to this new directive, all parishes within the St. Louis City and St. Louis County should mandate that face masks be worn at all times by the congregation on parish grounds, except during the reception of Holy Communion.
The St. Louis City and County directive reminds us all to stay updated on the latest instructions from our local officials to ensure we are doing all we can to battle the spread of COVID-19.
As guidelines can change rapidly, we at St. James the Greater will make regular announcements just before Mass begins to ensure all congregation members are aware of the protocols that are to be followed during the celebration of the Mass.
Dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues until further notice.
Parishioners who are symptomatic or who have been exposed to another with the virus should not come to church, in accordance with national, state and local health directives.
Families are to maintain six-foot distancing between their family and other families or individuals throughout the celebration of Mass.
Stationary baskets will be used for donations from the assembly and will be placed on either side of the sanctuary. You can drop your offering in the basket when you come up for Holy Communion.
Please consider giving your offertory online at https://membership.
SIGN OF PEACE IS SUSPENDED
MEETINGS, EVENTS, AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS
All organizations may continue their meetings after May 18th; however, the president or chairman is responsible for enforcing social distancing rules at these meetings (six feet of social distancing, wearing of face masks, gloves or frequent handwashing). In addition, all events, fundraisers, and social gatherings are still suspended until further notice to help ensure the health and safety of all parishioners.