A message from Fr. Godfrey
Public Masses Have Resumed
Daily Mass will be Tuesday-Saturday at 9AM
Weekend Masses will be 4:30 PM Saturday and Sunday at 8 AM and 10:30 AM.
(Other Masses will be phased in over time.)
The dispensation Bishop Siegel has given from the obligation for Sunday Mass attendance has been extended until
. We will continue to live-stream the Mass at 9 AM Tuesday-Saturday, 4:30 PM on Saturday, and 10:30 AM on Sunday.
Join Fr. Godfrey in the Celebration of the Mass daily on our
Prayer for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from
The celebration of the Eucharist at Mass is the source and summit of our life and mission as Catholics.
Since March 2020, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Roman Catholics throughout the entire Province of Indianapolis, which comprises all five dioceses of Indiana, have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. However, with the decrease of cases in our state, the widespread availability of vaccines and following the guidance of public health officials, we are now able to safely accommodate more parishioners for Masses. Therefore,
effective June 11
, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass is hereby lifted throughout the state of Indiana.
Except for the unique situations as described below, those who are otherwise healthy are obliged to return to Sunday Mass by the weekend of June 12-13, 2021:
· Those who are seriously ill, exhibit flu-like symptoms and/or may have a contagious disease (including quarantine due to exposure).
· Those who are unable to attend Mass through no fault of their own (e.g. transportation issue).
· Those who are home bound and/or incapacitated due to age, infirmity and/or medical restrictions.
· Those who have compromised health conditions and/or at high risk of contracting the virus.
· Those who are caretakers of person who are sick or of persons at high-risk of serious illness if they contract COVID-19 virus.
If you have any questions about any specific needs, concerns or protocols, you are advised to contact your parish directly. Your pastor, who has the authority to dispense in individual cases, may be helpful in addressing individual fears and concerns.
The obligation to attend Mass is a joyful one, reflecting the very character of who we are as Catholics. We look forward to welcoming our parishioners each Sunday and Holy Day to worship God as a community of faith and to celebrate the presence of the Risen Christ among us in Word and Sacrament.
St. Ben's Website
Indiana Bishops Lift Dispensation - Effective June 11
Five Ways to Prepare for Communion
Say the 'Jesus Prayer' Throughout the Day
Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization ; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God's saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
For Faith is the beginning and the end is love, and God is the two of them brought into unity.
St. Ignatius of Antioch
All Masses (except the 8 AM Sunday Mass) are live streamed on our parish FaceBook page:
Saint Benedict Cathedral & School
Cathedral Conversations -
Thursday Nights at 6:30 PM on Facebook Live
Cathedral Conversations will be broadcast live on Facebook and will be available under the video links on the Facebook page.
Tuesday-Friday from 8:40 to 8:55 AM and Saturday from 9:30-10 AM
There will no longer be confessions on Wednesday evenings.
on Thursday, June 10 at 3:40PM