Please Read: Important Update from Our Parish
Please read this important message from Fr. John Nickolai, and share it with any other parishioners you may know who do not receive e-mails or texts.
November 18, 2020
Dear St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parishioners,
This afternoon I was notified that a member of our parish office staff has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The individual was last in the parish office on the morning of Monday, November 16. The individual is in self-quarantine according to the guidelines of the St. Louis County Health Department and the CDC, and all known close contacts of the COVID-19-positive individual have been notified separately from this communication.
The parish office, facilities and Adoration Chapel will be
CLOSED beginning Thursday, November 19 until at least Monday, November 30
. Please be advised that we will do our best to check voice mail messages daily, but the most direct way to reach the office will be to reply to this flocknote message, or via e-mail at
. Please hold non-emergency calls and e-mails until after the office reopens.
In addition, I have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, and while I currently have no symptoms and am feeling well, it will be necessary for me to self-quarantine for the recommended 14 days.
all in-person activity including daily public Mass and Saturday afternoon reconciliation at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish will be suspended beginning tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 19th
during this period of quarantine. Our current plan for the coming weekend is to have
one livestream-only Mass from the church at 8am on Sunday, November 22. There will also be a livestream-only Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9am.
Links for these will be sent through our parish flocknotes and posted to the parish website at
We will return to public ministry after completing the quarantine period and receiving medical clearance as is health department COVID-19 policy.
At this time, our plan is to resume public Masses with the regular Mass schedule starting Saturday, November 28 at 5pm and to reopen the parish office and Adoration Chapel on Monday, November 30.
I would like to remind you that if you begin feeling symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your doctor. If your doctor recommends that you receive a COVID-19 test, please contact your local health department.
The number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise across the greater St. Louis region. Because of this, I encourage you to have an increased focus on social distancing, masks, and hand washing. Most importantly, please consider how your decisions outside of our parish can affect our parish family and that we want to take care of each other. I encourage you to follow daily health screenings and protocols that are in place to prioritize the health and safety of all the members of our parish.
Thank you for your patience and support as we make these temporary sacrifices together as a parish. I will share any additional important updates regarding this situation as new information becomes available.
As I keep you in my prayers, please keep me, our staff and our entire community in your prayers as we continue through this challenging time.
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Pray For Us!
Rev. John Nickolai
Letter to St. Rose Parishioners 11-18-2020
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish
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on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8:20PM