Parish banquet will be postponed

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Pius V Parish,

We have decided to postpone our parish banquet, Un Nuevo Amenecer, which was scheduled for October 23, 2021.

While we were all looking forward to gathering together in person once again, the realities of the surge in covid cases with the delta variant have made it a public health risk.

I have made this decision based on guidance from the Archdiocese of Chicago, local public health departments, and the committee of parish leaders that was planning the banquet. At the same time, many parishioners have shared with me that they are uncomfortable participating in such a large event at this time.

We will continue with the raffle drawing that is already an important part of the banquet. Many of you have been very dedicated in promoting the raffle, which is an important fundraiser for our parish mission. I ask that you continue to promote the raffle and thank you for supporting the work of our parish!

I encourage everyone who is age 12 and older to get vaccinated. This is the best way to bring an end to this pandemic and allow us to safely gather together as families and as church.

Thank you for your understanding. May God bless you and the entire faith community of St. Pius V parish.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Tom Lynch, OP

Update on public health and safety measures for St. Pius V parish

(Deslice para abajo para la versión en español)

In accordance with the Archdiocese of Chicago and the City of Chicago, we are lifting many of the public health restrictions at St. Pius V parish.

We will no longer require registration for participation in Sunday Mass or other sacraments and celebrations in the church.

The pastor has asked that everyone continue to wear a mask at Sunday Mass.

Hand washing and hand sanitizing are strongly encouraged for everyone but will no longer be administered by the volunteers.

Volunteers will no longer be directing people to their seats but we encourage everyone to maintain physical distancing as much as possible (we still have many unvaccinated people, especially young children, in our community).

We strongly encourage everyone who is 12 years of age and older to get vaccinated!

Thank you for respecting the health needs of EVERYONE in the community, including those who may be immunocompromised or have some other medical condition that requires extra precautions.

De acuerdo con la Arquidiócesis de Chicago y la Ciudad de Chicago, estamos reduciendo muchas de las restricciones de salud pública en la parroquia de San Pio V.

Ya no se requiere registrarse para asistir en la misa dominical o en otros sacramentos y celebraciones en la iglesia.

El párroco pide que todos los que asistan a la misa dominical sigan usando mascarilla.

Se recomienda a todos que se laven y desinfecten las manos, pero los voluntarios ya no lo administrarán.

Los voluntarios ya no dirigirán a las personas a sus asientos, pero alentamos a todos a mantener el distanciamiento físico tanto como sea posible (todavía tenemos muchas personas no vacunadas, especialmente niños pequeños, en nuestra comunidad.

¡Recomendamos encarecidamente a todas las personas mayores de 12 años que se vacunen!

Misas y Confesiones el 12-13 de junio / Masses and Confessions on June 12-13, 2021

En esta fase de la reapertura de la iglesia podemos aceptar hasta 150 personas en cada misa dominical. Todos los que asisten deben registrarse en adelante, usar máscaras y desinfectante de manos y mantener distanciamiento social. Habrá voluntarios guiando el proceso y desinfectando el espacio después de usarlo. Si quiere asistir, por favor regístrese utilizando los enlaces abajo:

In our current phase of reopening, we can accept up to 150 people in church at each Sunday Mass. All participants must register in advance and use face masks, hand sanitizers, and social distancing. We will have volunteers monitoring procedures and disinfecting the space after use. If you are interested in participating, please sign up using the links here:

Horario de servicios / Schedule of services:

Voluntarios: Necesitamos muchos voluntarios para cumplir con los reglamentos y poder abrir. Mientras más voluntarios mejor, porque así podremos ofrecer más servicios. Por seguridad, los voluntarios tendrán que ser personas de entre 16 a 65 años que estén bien de salud. Seguiremos con mucho cuidado las medidas de salubridad propuestas por las autoridades gubernamentales y eclesiales. Para registrarse como voluntario, favor llamar al número 312-226-6161. Los voluntarios recibirán un entrenamiento virtual. Pueden acceder a él a través de este enlace:

Volunteers: We need many volunteers to comply with the regulations and to be able to have more events in the church. For safety, the volunteers will have to be people between 16 and 65 years old who are in good health. We will follow with great care all of the health measures proposed by the governmental and ecclesial authorities. To register to volunteer, please call 312-226-6161. Volunteers will receive virtual training. Please access the training through this link:

Nuevo horario de la oficina parroquial / New temporary schedule for the parish office.

We are slowly beginning to re-open the parish office for business but working hard to protect the health and safety of our visitors and our staff. For that reason, we will be welcoming only those with an appointment into the office during the times listed here. Please call to make an appointment during regular office hours: 312.226.6161.

We ask all visitors to wear face masks and practice social distancing of six feet or more.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Horario de la oficina parroquial del 1ro al 12 de julio:

Las visitas a la oficina serán solamente con cita según este horario:

1 y 2 de julio: miércoles-jueves de 9:00 am a 2:00 pm
3-5 de julio: viernes-domingo cerrada
6-10 de julio: lunes-viernes de 9:00 am a 4:00 pm
11 de julio: sábado de 9:00 am a 12:00 pm
12 de julio: domingo cerrado

New Parish Office Hours July 1-12:

Office visits will be by appointment only (no walk-ins) at the following times:

July 1-2: Wednesday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
July 3-5: Friday-Sunday Closed
July 6-10: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
July 11: Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
July 12: Sunday Closed