Guidelines for Attending Mass

Reopening Plans and Guidelines

 Father Chris Craig, Pastor 

Prince of Peace, St. Patrick Chapel, Most Sorrowful Mother of God, and Catholic Community Center reopening plans and guidelines 

Most Sorrowful Mother of God

Due to social distancing, MSMOG will remain closed until further notice.

St. Patrick Chapel

  • Open Mon-Fri for personal prayer from 11 AM-6 PM Please place provided cards in the pew you use, for cleaning purposes.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Mass on Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Wed.—Friday Noon. Broadcasted LIVE on our Facebook page, Tuesday and Friday.
  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED 
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation beginning May 26 on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 at the shelter house behind the Catholic Community Center 305 W State ST Madison, Masks are required. In the event of inclement weather or extreme heat, Father will put a sign on the shelter house and confession will be held at St. Patrick in the sacristy.  
  • Please sign in as you enter the church, this is in the event that someone has COVID or tests positive at some time and we have to contact trace. Please take a clean pencil and place the used pencil in the marked holder
  • Sign up sheet in the back of the church for volunteers to open the church, close the church and sanitize. Sanitizing needs to happen in the mornings before 11 AM.
  • Max 75 people at one time, every other pew with 6 people to a pew
  • Sanitizer is available, please use it entering and exiting.

Prince of Peace

  • Closed Mon-Friday
  • Masses begin May 30, Vigil 4 and 6 PM, May 31 - 8, 10, and Noon (Hispanic, in Spanish).
  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED
  • Max 168 people in the church at a time, every other pew, 6 to a pew. If the church is full when you arrive, you will be asked to leave and return to another Mass or watch Live.
  • Please sign in as you enter the church, this is in the event that someone has COVID and we have to Contact trace. Please take a clean pencil and place the used pencil in the marked holder
  • 10 AM will be broadcast Live from the POP Facebook page and uploaded to our YouTube channel.
  • Sanitizer is available, please use it entering and exiting.

 Catholic Community Center

  • Office hours are 8 AM - 4 PM Masks required
  • Contributions can be made by dropping them in a locked box on to the left of the front door.
  • The staff is working to ensure the safety of all. When visiting the CCC, please wear a mask, ring the doorbell and someone will greet you at the door. If business can be done outside, we will do it on the porch. The general public will not be going to individual offices. We will be sanitizing our offices on a daily basis and after each person visits. Masks are worn continuously. 
  • Acceptiva for online giving. Click giving at the top of this page and follow directions. This is such a convenient and easy process. If you have questions, just call Beth at the office… 812-265-4166 ext 237 and she will walk you through it


Please note the following taken directly from the Archdiocesan Guidelines.

“Those who are 65 and over and those with high-risk health conditions should remain at home.  This is the population that is most vulnerable to the Coronavirus.  Of course, those who are symptomatic or have tested positive for COVID-19 should not enter a Church until released to do so by their health care professional.”

“The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass on Sundays is extended in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and throughout the State of Indiana until August 15, 2020”.  

If you are over 65 years old and decide to attend Mass, you will not be turned away but please consider your health risk.  The Sunday 10:00 am Mass will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook and later downloaded to YouTube for those who are not physically able to attend Mass.

Before, during, and after each Mass, there are many other guidelines and restrictions that will be communicated to you via the parish website and parish Facebook page.