COVID-19 Info

COS is now offering three in-person Sunday services at 7:45am, 9:00am, and 10:00am each week. We are not requiring reservations at this time, but we do ask that you sign in as you arrive so we have your contact information for any contact tracing purposes. Your information will not be shared.

COS will continue to provide as safe a space for gathering as possible but we ask you to weigh your own health and comfort level when deciding to join us in person or online. We will maintain the following safety measures at any in person gathering until further notice:

 

  • If you are unable to be fully vaccinated or if you have an underlying medical condition which makes you more vulnerable to COVID-19 we encourage you to join us virtually.

  • If you do not feel well or may have been exposed to COVID-19, please join us virtually.

  • We encourage everyone wishing to attend in person to wear an N95 mask, which provides better protection than a cloth mask. If you do not have an N95 mask, one will be provided to you upon arrival at COS.

  • We will collect contact information for attendees at each service. We ask that if you become sick within 48 hours after the service, you please inform the office immediately by emailing Br Will White. Your name and contact information will not be shared, but we will notify other attendees of possible exposure.

  • We ask that you practice social distancing from other households as much as possible.

  • The doors to the sanctuary will remain open throughout services to increase ventilation and fans may be in use, so please dress accordingly.

  • Please make use of the hand sanitizer that will be available in each pew.

  • At the Sharing of the Peace, we ask that you only hug or shake hands with those in your household and wave or bow to others.

  • Communion will be offered in one-kind only (bread only).

  • Per Diocesan recommendations, there will be no coffee hour or reception following the services until further notice.

You may also watch a live stream of our 9:00am Sunday service on our Facebook and YouTube sites.

We continue to offer family baptisms, weddings, and funerals. Please contact the office with any requests or questions. For wedding inquiries, please contact our Wedding Coordinator

These guidelines are reviewed periodically or as needed by our COS Reopening Task Force, who make recommendations to the parish leadership and staff. You may contact the office with any questions about our safety practices. 

 

Please continue to follow this helpful COVID dashboard updated by the city each day which displays

current data for the Chicago area and we encourage all able persons to please get vaccinated.