COVID Protocols at Holy Family
(Updated January 23)
- Wearing a face mask is required.
- Please stay home if you are feeling ill, or if you have been exposed to a Covid-positive person and been asked to quarantine.
- Attendance is limited to 30% capacity (125 people).
- Pews and regularly touched surfaces are sanitized after each Mass.
- Tuesday evening and Saturday morning daily Masses typically have fewer people in attendance. These would be a good option for those concerned about the larger Sunday crowds but would still like to come to Mass.
- The 8am Sunday Mass will continue to be live streamed on Facebook and later posted on YouTube.
- The obligation to attend Sunday Mass in person is lifted indefinitely.
- Update: Distribution of Holy Communion will occur at the normal time during Mass. Please only form one line in the center aisle and return to your seat after receiving.
- Sacrament of Reconciliation has returned to the pre-closure schedule. Times can be found on the home page of our website.
- The church is open for private prayer from 8:30am to 5pm Monday-Saturday (typically). There is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 9am-9pm.
Join us for Mass!
Whether you are ready to join us in person or not, the Mass is available to our parishioners each weekend.
Our streaming set up was recently upgraded to provide a better experience to those at home. You can join us live on Facebook Live, or watch it later on Facebook or YouTube. You do not need an account on either platform to watch.
Pastor's Notes - 1st Sunday of Lent (February 21)
Mon, Feb 22
8am - For healing of Lila & Bob Foster
Tues, Feb 23
6pm - Deceased members of Capper-Crone Family
Wed, Feb 24
8am - Timothy Mooney
Thur, Feb 25
8am - Deceased priests of the Archdiocese
Fri, Feb 26
8am - Patty Blanckaert
Sat, Feb 27
8am - Ed & Rita Christian
5pm - Parishioners of Holy Family Parish
Sun, Feb 28
8am - Bud Smith
10:30am - Marie Prestigiacomo
6pm - Fred & John Thomas Williams
Not sure if it's time to return to Mass in person? This decision chart offers some guidance. (Click here to enlarge.)
- What To Do When You Can't Go To Mass
- National Alliance on Mental Health COVID-19 Resources
- How Should Catholics Respond to the Coronavirus? - Fr. Mike Schmitz
- The Why & How of Spiritual Communion
- St. Paul Center Online Studies
- Understanding the Bible - USCCB
- Daily Mass with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
- Mass on TV: Tips for Transforming Your Couch Into A Pew - Article from Busted Halo
- Mental Health Resources
From the Archdiocese of Indianapolis:
- Plan for Reopening of Churches and Resuming the Celebration of Public Mass - May 8, updated May 22
- Statement on the Resumption of Public Liturgies - May 6
- Moving Forward from Pandemic - May 1
- Closure of Churches is Necessary to Keep All Safe - April 6
- Let us remain Christ-centered during this difficult time - April 3
- Supporting Charitable Works of the Church - April 3
- Statement on the Care of Souls and the Forgiveness of Sins During this Pandemic in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis - March 24
- Information on the Suspension of the Public Celebration of Mass and the Temporary Closure of the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center and Agencies - March 17
From Holy Family:
- Sunday Mass Obligation Lifted Indefinitely - October 22
- Sunday Mass Obligation Lifted Until Nov. 1 - August 3
- Update to Reopening Protocols – June 5
- Pastor's Notes for Pentecost Sunday – May 31
- Pastor's Notes for Ascension Sunday – May 24
- Pastor's Notes for the 6th Sunday of Easter - May 17
- Pastor's Notes for the 5th Sunday of Easter - May 10
- Pastor's Notes fro the 4th Sunday of Easter - May 3
- Pastor's Notes for the 3rd Sunday of Easter - April 26
- Pastor's Notes for Divine Mercy Sunday - April 19
- Pastor's Notes for Easter Sunday - April 12
- Pastor's Notes for Palm Sunday - April 5
- Pastor's Notes for the 5th Sunday of Lent - March 29
- Pastor's Notes for the Feast of the Annunciation - March 25
- Closure of Churches in ArchIndy - March 17