Mass Online

In-person Mass is open; as of May 29, pews are seating with no restrictions with a section for those who prefer or need to wear masks and social distance. See the full article in our June Newsletter at

Dispensation lifted July 1? What does that mean?

As the pandemic subsides, the bishops of Minnesota will reinstate the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation beginning the weekend of July 3-4, 2021. The return of our faith family to Mass is a joyous occasion! Although the general dispensation will no longer be available, the Church has always recognized that certain circumstances can excuse a person from the requirement to observe the obligation. Learn more at

Our last recorded Mass will be on Sunday, June 27, coinciding with Archbishop Hebda’s reinstatement of the obligation to attend Mass on the weekend of July 3/4.  

Join us at 8:30 Sunday Morning for Mass - right here on this page. Or if you prefer, tune in on our Facebook page or watch it on YouTube.  

Find the readings for June 20 at

Worship aides will not be produced in June.

Also, prepare for the weekend Gospel with HNOJ Good Word, a weekly blog by Chris Kostelc and download or view this week's bulletin at

Suggestions for participating in Sunday Mass online:

-Make it feel like a Mass you’re attending, not a something you’re watching on TV

-Put on your Sunday best (this may be our only chance to dress up for a bit)

-Stand, Sit, and Kneel (the old Catholic calisthenics)

-Say the responses out loud (“and with your spirit’)

-Make a Sunday offering (

-Sing the hymns and responses (If your children roll their eyes at you for this, you’re doing it right)

-Hunger for Holy Communion even though we are not able to receive it at this time. 

-Make a Spiritual Communion:

-Pray throughout

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists anywhere people are present.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community has undertaken precautionary cleaning, disinfecting, and implemented social distancing guidelines to help reduce the risk of exposure. 

However, Holy Name of Jesus cannot guarantee that visitors are 100% safe from exposure to COVID-19. Therefore, Holy Name of Jesus recommends that people over 65 or with underlying health conditions not attend Mass at this time and continue to worship online. Attendance at liturgies is at your own risk.