Parish Closure Info

Suspension of
All Parish Activities
and Functions

Based on current guidelines from local public health departments, which recommend the cancellation of public gatherings involving 250 or more people, Cardinal Cupich mandated the suspension until further notice of all liturgical services effective Saturday evening (March 14) with the regularly scheduled weekend services. In addition, he has mandated the closing of schools operated by the archdiocese, and to close the Pastoral Center and related agency offices until further notice. 

With that direction, effective March 14 at 3:00pm, St. Emily Parish has determined the following:

  1. All public masses at St. Emily will be cancelled until further notice. 
  2. All parish liturgies and events, including meetings, functions, confessions, Religious Education, Eucharistic Adoration and Stations of the Cross have been cancelled. 
  3. St. Emily Catholic School will be closed. 

Beginning Sunday, March 15, the church will be open for private prayer each day from 8:00am until 1:00pm. Entrance will be through the front vestibule doors of the church only. For now, the parish office will be open during this time as well.

Our parish maintenance staff will continue to ensure that public areas on our campus are thoroughly cleaned.

For our parish community, we will be live-streaming Sunday mass from the parish rectory at 10:00am. More information on this will be posted when it is available, and the video will be available to view afterwards at any time.

We are so sorry for the inconvenience this causes to members of our parish family but thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation during this difficult and uncertain time.