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SUNDAY MASS RETURNS MAY 31st!

We are now able to offer Sunday Mass to 1/3 capacity, but you need to reserve your spot

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/yRLZrRc
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.

A letter from Father Nick Nelson 5/22/20:
This past Wednesday I welcomed some very surprising news. The bishops of our state said that they were going to allow public Mass at 1/3 of capacity of our Churches in defiance of the Governor's orders. This brought great consolation to me and to you as well I am sure. For one reason, that we will be united together as the Body of Christ in offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass again. But also, that our bishops recognized their authority as Successors to the Apostles. That they were looking out for us and leading in such a courageous way.
 
And as of an hour ago, our President has declared that 'houses of worship are essential' and governors need to allow Church services. We can be at peace and confident in returning to worship God together.
 
So beginning next Tuesday, May 26, we will go back to our usual schedule of Masses, Holy Hours, and Confessions.

A few important things to note...
 
1. Sunday obligation to attend Mass is still lifted. It is NOT a sin not to come to Mass.
 
2. If you are concerned about there being too many people on Sunday but still want to come to Mass, come during the week to Mass.
 
3. You will need to sign up online for our Sunday Masses including, the Sunday Vigil Mass at Holy Cross.

You can sign up other people. I know there will be guests and visitors who just show up and they will be welcome, but this will help us have some idea of who is coming. No sign up necessary for weekday Masses.
 
4. Please bring a face covering for Mass and pick up disinfecting wipes to clean your spot before and after.
 
Personal responsibility and fraternal charity are the themes during this time. We are relying on people taking personal responsibility for keeping themselves and others safe and limiting risks. We are relying on fraternal charity. This means if someone isn't following the guidelines, we don't need to shame them. We don't need to be personally offended. We must always assume the best intentions of our brothers and sisters in Christ. We don't need to judge anyone.
 
We are working on the capability of streaming our 10:30 Mass from St. Martin's every Sunday on Youtube Live and Facebook Live. This way you can still be a part of our parish even if you don't feel comfortable coming to Mass. It should be ready by May 31st.
 
I am excited to gather as the Body of Christ and offer the August Sacrifice of the Mass once again!
 
-Father Nick
 
*Masses will have distribution of Holy Communion
**Plenty of opportunities to get to Confession before receiving Holy Communion if you need the spring cleaning of your soul!
 
Before attending Mass, please be sure to read the COVID-19 Protocols so you can keep yourself and others safe.
 
Click here to view the letter from our Diocesan Administrator, Fr. Jim Bissonnette

Church doors at both St. Mary's and St. Martin's will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. for those who would like to come in and pray.  

**Please check back daily for any changes and updates**

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Beginning on June 6th, Fr. Nick will begin doing a "Traditional Latin Mass" on the 1st Saturday of every Month at 9:00 am at St. Mary's.

We have started using a program called Flocknote to stay in touch with our Parishioners during this time.  Please text Eucharist55723 to 84576 to be added to our Parish contact list and stay informed with news from your local Parish and times of Live streams, etc...

See the weekly bulletin for more details  

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St. Mary, Cook

Mass Schedule
Sunday: 8:00 AM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM (Adoration - 8:00 AM)

Thursday: 8:00 AM (Adoration - 7:00 AM)

Saturday: Traditional Latin Mass, 1st Saturday of every month at 9:00 AM

Confession
30 minutes before Mass or by appointment

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St. Martin, Tower

Mass Schedule
Sunday: 10:30 AM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM (Adoration - 8:00 AM)

Friday: 8:00 AM (Adoration - 7:00 AM)

Confession
30 minutes before Mass or by appointment

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Holy Cross, Orr

Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:00 PM

Thursday: 5:30 PM (Adoration - 4:30 PM)

Confession
30 minutes before Mass or by appointment

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