St. Timothy Catholic Church
"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt. 28:19).
FATHER JOSE'S MOST RECENT LETTER TO THE PARISH (APRIL 3) IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MENU ON THE LEFT.
Services and Masses to be Livestreamed
on Our Facebook page,
St. Timothy Catholic Church-Chicago
We will livestream Holy Week and Sunday Masses, celebrated by Father Jose Baptista, s.f.x., direct from St. Timothy Church on our Facebook page, St. Timothy Catholic Church-Chicago as follows:
11 a.m. April 5: Palm Sunday Mass
7:30 p.m. April 9: Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:30 p.m. April 10: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
8:00 p.m.* April 11: Easter Vigil (*NOTE CHANGE IN TIME from the first posting)
11 a.m. April 12: Easter Sunday Mas
11 a.m. April 19: Divine Mercy Sunday Mass
11 a.m. April 26: Mass for the Third Sunday of Easter
Should the state’s Stay-At-Home order be extended past April 30, we will continue to livestream Sunday Masses at 11a.m. each week until we all can celebrate Mass physically together again.
The Archdiocese has given the following guidance for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick, and ministering to the sick and homebound during this Coronavirus crisis.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Individual confessions are currently not possible.
- General Absolution is not allowed as the Holy See deems that the conditions for general Absolution have not been met.
When access to the sacrament is restricted, sins are forgiven if penitents make an act of contrition with a firm resolve to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation after the stay-at-home order is lifted.
The faithful are encouraged to pray particular prayers (I Confess ... , Lord Have Mercy...) or meditate on the following passages of the Bible in seeking the mercy and forgiveness of God and the grace of reconciliation.
- The Lost Sheep parable from MT 18:12-14 or Lk 15:3-7
- The Merciful Father parable from Lk 15:11-32
Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound
Communion to the sick and homebound is suspended.
Anointing of the Sick
Patients with COVID-19: 4 priests are selected for each vicariate by the Episcopal Vicar and authorized to anoint any confirmed COVID-19 patients. When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is requested for a CONFIRMED COVID-19 PATIENT, the priest who receives the request immediately refers the case directly to one of the 4 designated priests in his Vicariate, who will minister the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick to the patient.
Patients without COVID-19: The parish priest will minister this sacrament following the usual facility guidelines if in a hospital or nursing home. If at home, he will adhere to the social distancing guidelines, and handwashing protocol, and administer the sacrament per the Archdiocesan guidelines.
Since our churches are still closed, funeral Masses are not possible. Family has two options:
- A funeral service, not a Mass, may take place at the funeral home.
- A funeral service may take place graveside at the cemetery
With both options, the limit for attendees remains 10 people at this time (inclusive of the funeral director, priest, mourners, etc.) All attendees must practice social distancing.
Rev. Jose Baptista, sfx