July 1, 2021 marks the end of Dispensation in Minnesota. The bishops and diocesan administrators of the Minnesota Catholic Conference decided to reinstate the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation beginning the weekend of July 3-4, 2021. View the full letter form Archbishop Hebda HERE.
View the back to Mass Statement of MN Bishops: HERE
Latest St. Mary of the Lake Mass Information 7/7/21
- Sign-ups and masks are no longer required for weekend Masses.
- For the foreseeable future, we will have weekend Masses on Saturday at 5:00 PM and Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 AM.
- When weather permits, you may sit outside and listen to Mass at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM and Communion will be brought to you.
Saturday Mass will continue to be livestreamed and can be viewed HERE.
As we all work to be healthy, it is important to remember to take these precautions:
- Wear a mask if you are unvaccinated
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
- Avoid close contact
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes
St. Mary’s Covid Preparedness Plans
As of May 28, 2021, there are no longer any social distancing rules indoors. So, there are no more sign-ups for Mass! However, at St. Mary’s, we are still wearing masks at weekend Masses through the end of June, so we can keep our unvaccinated children safe and so that we can sing. For the foreseeable future, we will have weekend Masses on Saturday at 5:00 PM and Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 AM. Saturday Mass will continued to be livestreamed and can be viewed HERE
There are no longer seating restrictions at Mass. However, through June 30, wearing masks is still required at weekend Masses, funerals, and weddings. When weather permits, you may sit outside and listen to Mass at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM and Communion will be brought to you. Masks are not required outside.
In compliance with the directives of the archdiocese, we will not be passing baskets during Masses until after June 30, 2021. In the meantime, please continue online giving or giving by check through the mail. You may want to consider this way of support even after you come back to Mass in person! Or, for right now at church, look in the Gathering Space for a collection box or basket.
May 20, 2020: Update from Archbishop Hebda
May 15, 2020: COVID Mass Update from Archbishop Hebda | Video Update from Archbishop Hebda on Public Masses
May 1, 2020: COVID-19 Mass Update from Archbishop Hebda
Be sure to check-out the Archdiocese’s YouTube channel for regular videos from Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens. On the site is the Stations of the Cross with Archbishop Hebda.
April 17, 2020: COVID 19 Update from Archbishop Hebda
March 21, 2020: Confessions with Fr. Talbot
March 19, 2020: St. Joseph Day Message from Fr. Talbot
March 18, 2020: Message from Fr. Talbot | Letter of Archbishop Hebda suspending public Masses in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
March 13, 2020: St. Mary of the Lake Communication
Adoration and Reconciliation Instructions
Indulgences during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus Indulgence Handout
Plenary Indulgence Information
Decree – Indulgences