Click here to read Bishop Kettler’s letter about vaccines.
The Latest Update
In light of Governor Walz latest update, Bishop Kettler is making significant changes to his guidelines. For all of the detail information and letter, please click here. Otherwise you can scroll down to catch the highlights.
While the Mask Mandate in the state of Minnesota has been lifted, it is strongly encouraged that unvaccinated people wear a mask in all indoor spaces for worship and or gatherings.
Weekend of May 22nd / May 23rd Guidance
- Holy Water back in fonts
- Congregational Singing
- Procession of Gifts
- Sign of Peace
- Communion may be received on the tongue (people wishing to do so should wait until the end of the line)
Weekend of May 28th Guidance
- Ropes may come off the pews
- Social Distancing no longer required
- Funeral Lunches and food may be served
- Parish Festivals may resume to their pre-pandemic form
All Masses will continue to be streamed from the Harvest of Hope YouTube channel.
We in the Harvest of Hope want to ensure that you feel safe and welcome as we begin transitioning to normal life. Beginning Memorial Weekend, families and individuals will have the option of choosing Masses in which they are more comfortable attending. The Church of St. Benedict and Seven Dolors will be offering an outdoor option for those wishing not to be inside (weather permitting). If you plan on attending any outdoor Masses, please bring a lawn chair and or blanket.
Seven Dolors Outdoor Mass: Saturdays at 5:00 PM in the Valley.
Church of St. Benedict Outdoor Mass: Sundays at 8:30 AM on the front lawn, under the trees.
Thank you for your efforts and sacrifices this past year. There is no doubt that our safety measures and precautions saved lives. We look forward to all being together again this summer.