Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - Serving the Communities of South Bend and Lakeville, Indiana
Another reminder of what may have been a confusing series of communications regarding weekend Mass times, but when we thought we would need three Sunday Masses, we thought school being open would bring many more families back to Mass.  It IS becoming more crowded, but not when we consider all three Masses. 
 
We also didn’t know at the time of the letter to homes that we would have a new AV system in place in church, which will allow us to do a live-feed in the Keller Room as an overflow, should any one Mass become too crowded for present distancing.  We are not sure how much longer that will be needed/required, given that the Governor of the State has now opened restaurants and other venues to full capacity.  Awaiting word from Bishops on that matter.  Masks are still being required and likely will continue to be needed in most settings for some time, but again, who knows. 
Back to Mass time reminder:  we are RETURNING to our former 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Mass times for Sunday’s as of this reading (October 4).  Please pass the word around to any friends you know who are coming to St. Jude for Mass on weekends.
       
The Keller Room will not be opened for overflow until it is clear (to ushers) that it is NECESSARY since it will also require someone to prepare the AV feed and sound. 
There will be either a Eucharistic Minister prepared to bring Communion into the Keller Room for those in there or, if only a small number, an usher will direct you into the church for the regular Communion line.  If numbers do not increase significantly, there will not be a need for overflow at present.
       
Three Sunday Masses would have likely required us to find a CSC to help us weekly since priests are generally not supposed to do more than two Masses daily.  There are exceptions from time to time, but it should not be a weekly situation. ~Fr. John