Many of our faithful are understandably concerned about COVID-19/coronavirus. We continue to monitor reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health. Please join in praying for all those affected by COVID-19/coronavirus.

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The Latest

  • Pope Francis offered an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) Friday, March 27, which comes with the opportunity to receive a plenary indulgence under certain conditions. Learn more.
  • Archbishop Bernard Hebda offered the following statement in response to Gov. Walz’s Stay-at-Home Order.
  • The Archdiocese is offering a virtual Holy Week retreat and inviting all to participate. Learn more.
  • Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced the formation of an Economic Impact Task Force during this time of economic instability and uncertainly due to COVID-19/coronavirus. Learn more.
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Archbishop Hebda Suspends Public Masses in Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

From Archbishop Hebda:

“I have made the difficult decision to suspend all regularly scheduled public celebrations of Mass in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul Minneapolis, effective immediately. Given both the moral impossibility of attending Mass, as well as the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass that was extended to the faithful of the Archdiocese last week, please rest assured that the missing of Mass in these conditions should not weigh on your conscience.”

The faithful are asked to find a Mass on TV, the radio or online and make a Spiritual Communion. Where that is not an option, it would be appropriate to pray the Liturgy of the Hours or the Rosary.

See further information in the letter from Archbishop Hebda. (Spanish version here.)

Ways to Watch / Listen to Mass

TV
  • Diocese of St. Cloud: Sundays, 11 a.m. on KSTC-TV/45
  • Our Lady of Grace, Edina: Sunday, Noon on Fox 9+ (Dish/Direct 29, Comcast 10/807; Over Air 9.2)
  • St. Olaf, Minneapolis: MCN Cable Channel 6, Sundays at 8 p.m. and Mondays at 10 a.m.
  • St. Michael Broadcasting, Channel 14, antenna based (not cable) Catholic television airing several Masses per day
  • EWTN: Check local cable/satellite schedule
Radio
Online / Live Stream

Live stream and recorded Masses are listed below. Visit parish websites or contact parishes directly for information on additional devotions and sacraments (such as confession).

Annunciation, Minneapolis

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook, Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook, Weekdays at noon and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.; also posted on website

Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook, Weekdays at 7:30 a.m. and Saturday at 5:15 p.m.; also posted on website

Christ the King, Minneapolis

Good Shepherd, Golden Valley

Guardian Angels, Oakdale

Hill-Murray School, Maplewood

  • Mass live-streamed on YouTube, Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m.

Holy Cross, NE Minneapolis

Holy Name of Jesus, Medina (Wayzata)

Immaculate Conception, Columbia Heights

  • Mass posted on website in English and Spanish

New Prague Area Catholic Community

  • Mass and the Rosary live streamed on website, Weekdays at 8 a.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary 30 min. prior

Our Lady of Peace, Minneapolis

  • Mass posted on YouTube most Weekdays and Sunday, as well as the Rosary and Stations of the Cross

Our Lady of Grace, Edina

  • Mass live streamed on website, Wednesday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Paul

  • Mass live streamed on YouTube, Sunday at 9 a.m. (English) and 11 a.m. (Spanish)

Our Lady of Lourdes, Minneapolis

Pax Christi, Eden Prairie

  • Mass live streamed on website, Saturday at 5 p.m.

Sacred Heart, Robbinsdale

St. Agnes, St. Paul

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook (Parish and School), Monday-Friday at 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. Saturday (Latin), Sunday 8 a.m. (Extraordinary Form), 9 a.m. (Ordinary Form), 10 a.m. (Latin Sung Mass)

St. Alphonsus, Brooklyn Center

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (English) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish); posted by 3 p.m. Sunday on website

St. Bartholomew, Wayzata

  • Mass posted on website, Saturday at 5 p.m.

St. Bridget of Sweden, Lindstrom

St. Edward, Bloomington

  • Mass posted on website, Saturday at 5 p.m.

St. Francis de Sales, St. Paul

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook, Weekdays at 8 a.m. (English) and 6 p.m. (Spanish), Saturday at 4 p.m. (English) and Sunday at 9 a.m. (English) and 11:30 a.m. (Spanish)

St. Gabriel the Archangel, Hopkins

  • Mass posted on website, Daily and Sunday

St. John the Baptist, Jordan

  • Mass live streamed on YouTube, Weekdays and Weekends

St. Joseph, Rosemount

  • Mass posted on Vimeo, most Weekdays as well as a school Mass on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. geared toward children

St. Joseph, West St. Paul

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook, Weekdays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday-Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (vigil), and Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

St. Jude of the Lake, Mahtomedi

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook, Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 7:15 a.m.; posted on YouTube

St. Katherine Drexel, Ramsey

  • Mass live streamed on website, Sunday at 10 a.m.

St. Michael, St. Michael

  • Mass live streamed on YouTube, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Friday School Mass at 7:45 a.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. (First Saturday only) and 5 p.m., and Sunday at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; perpetual adoration live streamed outside of Mass times

St. Michael, Pine Island

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook, Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

St. Michael, Prior Lake

  • Mass live streamed on website, Saturday at 5:15 p.m.

St. Nicholas, Elko New Market

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook and website, Sunday at 10 a.m.; also Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Divine Mercy Chaplet

St. Odilia, Shoreview

  • Mass live streamed on website, Sunday at 9 a.m. (English) and 10 a.m. (Spanish)

St. Patrick, Oak Grove

  • Mass live streamed on YouTube, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9 a.m.; posted on website

St. Paul, Ham Lake

St. Peter Claver, St. Paul

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook, Tuesday-Friday at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.

St. Rose of Lima, Roseville

St. Stephen, Minneapolis

  • Mass posted on website, Tuesday-Thursday at noon (Spanish), Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. (Spanish), 11 a.m. (English) and 1 p.m. (Spanish)

St. Therese, Deephaven

  • Mass posted on website, Daily and Weekend; also Rosary and Stations of the Cross

St. Timothy, Blaine

St. Thomas More, St. Paul

Transfiguration, Oakdale

National Resources

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Immaculate Conception, Columbia Heights

  • Mass posted on website in English and Spanish

Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Paul

  • Mass live streamed on YouTube, Sunday at 9 a.m. (English) and 11 a.m. (Spanish)

St. Alphonsus, Brooklyn Center

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (English) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish); posted by 3 p.m. Sunday on website

St. Francis de Sales, St. Paul

  • Mass live streamed on Facebook, Weekdays at 8 a.m. (English) and 6 p.m. (Spanish), Saturday at 4 p.m. (English) and Sunday at 9 a.m. (English) and 11:30 a.m. (Spanish)

St. Odilia, Shoreview

  • Mass live streamed on website, Sunday at 9 a.m. (English) and 10 a.m. (Spanish)

St. Stephen, Minneapolis

  • Mass posted on website, Tuesday-Thursday at noon (Spanish), Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. (Spanish), 11 a.m. (English) and 1 p.m. (Spanish)

Parishes Need Your Continued Support

Parishes are committed to serving you in the midst of this pandemic. Many are allocating resources to record or live stream Mass, deliver faith formation resources electronically, and continue to serve the vulnerable in our communities – all while supporting staff and operational needs. Please continue your financial support of your parish at this critical time. Visit your parish’s website to learn how to give.

Ways to Help Prevent the Spread of Illness

Ensuring cleanliness to prevent the spread, parishes follow the policies of the Archdiocese, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the CDC.

What Parishes Do

Priests and Eucharistic Ministers:

  1. Stay home if they are sick, following the “at home” guidelines below.
  2. Properly store wine and hosts.
  3. Properly sanitize all vessels prior to use.
  4. Sanitize their hands just prior to offering communion.
  5. If the Precious Blood is offered at Mass, ensure the Chalice is turned and thoroughly wiped with a clean section of the purificator cloth before offering the Precious Blood to the next communicant.

Parishes and the faithful are encouraged to follow this guidance until state officials give the all-clear:

  • Stay home if you feel sick or have flu-like symptoms. You are relieved of your Sunday obligation if you are ill or are caring for someone who is sick.
  • Suspend the Sign of Peace or offer it without touching.
  • Suspend Communion from the Chalice.
  • Refrain from hand-holding during the Our Father.
  • Empty holy water fonts.
  • Place anti-bacterial hand sanitizer where Mass attendees can access it before receiving the Eucharist.
  • Remind Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to sanitize their hands before and following distribution of the Eucharist.

Please also pray for those affected by these serious viruses, that they may receive the strength and care needed to assist them in their recovery.

What You Can Do at Home

The CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses such as Coronavirus, flu and the common cold:

  1. Stay home when you are sick.
  2. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds before eating or use a 60%+ alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
  4. Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Resources for Parishes and Catholic Schools

Webinar This Week: The Time for Stewardship Is NOW! – A Webinar from LPi. Friday, April 3 at noon. Register here.

General Resources for Parishes:

General Resources for Catholic Schools:

  • Catholic Schools Plan for Potential School Closures (email omce@archspm.org if you are a school leader and did not receive this)

Communication Resources:

Resources for Working Remotely:

For Employees of Participating Entities in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Medical Benefit Plan (AMBP)

Distance Learning Resources for Youth Ministers

Oficina del Ministerio Latino - Información y recursos - Español / Ingles

Queridos Coordinadores,

Ante la actual situación de emergencia, la Oficina del Ministerio Latino Arquidiocesana quisiera informarles lo siguiente:

  • Todas las clases de los Institutos de formación impartidas en el Centro Católico durante el mes de abril y mayo quedan suspendidas, así como también las clases Pre-matrimoniales (fuera del Centro Católico) y las Noches de Mujeres y Hombres Católicos (fuera del Centro Católico) y toda actividad arquidiocesana.
  • Debido a la continua actualización de información sobre cómo responder ante dicha emergencia, las Oficinas de Comunicaciones y Ministerio Latino, están publicando la información más reciente en la página web archspm.org/covid19

Dear (Priests & Deacons),

Before the current emergency, the Archdiocesan Office of Latino Ministry would like to inform you of the following:

  • All classes of the Formation Institutes in Spanish that take place at the Catholic Center will be canceled during the months of April & May, likewise all Pre-Marriage classes (outside of the Catholic Center) and Catholic Men & Women’s Night (outside of the Catholic Center), Lifeline Latinamente (NET Center) and all archdiocesan activities.
  • Due to the fast changing of information as to how to respond before such an emergency, the Offices of Communication and Latino Ministry, are publishing the most current information online at archspm.org/covid19

 

Recursos para las familias / Resources for the Family

Misas/Mases: Para ver la transmisión en vivo / Live Stream:

Salud Pública/Public Health: Si no tiene seguro médico, visite la página mnachc.org, donde encontrará el listado de centros de atención médica gratuita. If one does not have medical insurance, visit the site mnachc.org, where you will find a list of free clinics.

Oraciones/Prayers: La parroquia de Encarnación/Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, nos invita a unirnos en oración con la novena a Nuestra Señora del Socorro. The church of Incarnation, invites us to unite in prayer with a novena to Our Lady of Sorrows. Ver documento adjunto/See attached document: Novena

Recursos Catequéticos/Catechetical Resources:

La editorial OSV (Our Sunday Visitor) ofrece 6 semanas de acceso gratuito a su material electrónico. Our Sunday Visitor Publisher offers 6 weeks of free access to their online curriculum materials.

Ver documentos adjuntos/See attached documents: Vivos en Cristo” – “Encuentro con Cristo”

Recursos adicionales/Additional Resources Ver documento adjunto/See attached document: “At Home Resources / Recursos para el hogar”

Durante este tiempo los seguiremos atendiendo en horas regulares de oficina a través del correo electrónico y teléfono.

El equipo de la Oficina del Ministerio Latino se une a ustedes en oración y con mucha fe esperando en Dios, vuelva la calma pronto a nuestros hogares.

During this time, we will continue to serve you during regular office hours via e-mail and phone.

The team of the Office of Latino Ministry is united to you in prayer and with great faith hopes God will soon bring peace to our homes.

Bendiciones abundantes / Abundant blessings,

Enviado por Frida Sonderegger en nombre de/ Sent by Frida Sonderegger  on behalf of

Estela Villagrán Manancero