ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC PARISH

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Coronavirus Precautionary Measures: This information is current as of March 17, 2020. Further guidance and details forthcoming and may supersede the guidance given.

As the pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, we at St. Louis Catholic Parish would like to assure you that we are responding with the seriousness it demands, living this situation with the eyes of faith, focusing on responsibility, and guided by the Holy Spirit.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE LIVE THIS SITUATION WITH THE EYES OF FAITH.

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Co, 12:10)  This situation comes to remind us of our weakness and frailty so that we can abandon ourselves with complete trust in our loving Father.

We want you to know that we are here for you and our ministry and service continues, as best as possible, in this difficult time. Our Priests will continue to offer Private Mass daily with the intentions for all the Parishioners and for our world and the many people who are sick, not just those from the virus but those who have chronic disease and pain. We will continue to hear confessions and visit and anoint the sick.  So that we can pray together as a community we will begin an on-line Daily Mass on Thursday, March 19th. Details and links will be sent out by flocknote and added to the website.


TO ACT RESPONSIBLY WE WILL BE COMPLYING WITH THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DENVER, with the following precautions:

Masses– Currently, all public Masses are suspended through April 17 regardless of the number of people attending.

Funerals/Weddings-  A private celebration of the Mass, not open to the public for a reduced number of people (immediate family and friends) is permissible. If held, people should be able to be spaced out at least 6 feet apart. It is recommended to use the Rite outside of Mass for brevity and to reduce proximity to others.

All Other Gatherings- Other meetings, activities, prayer groups/gatherings are currently suspended.

Penance & Anointing of the Sick- Priests are available for the Sacraments of Healing as they will be in greater demand.

Churches- Our Church is open following established operating hours, those making visits should be advised to spread out. (6ft)

Offices- Persons able to work remotely are encouraged to do so. Essential personnel who come to work should exercise caution.

Remember that the Church will remain open for individual prayer and devotion during the day.

Please see the Message from Archbishop Aquila Below and other Free Archdiocesan Resources for Prayers and EWTN Masses


Countries that took aggressively proactive measures in stopping the spread of the virus saw cases stay within treatable limits.  Countries, like Italy, did not react fast enough and have been overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients in addition to those who might be expected to seek care under normal circumstances.

COVID-19 is highly contagious, and while symptoms can vary widely, it is a serious and potentially fatal disease.  By being proactive in stopping the spread of the virus, you can help save someone from unneeded suffering or death.