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St Ferdinand Church • 5900 W Barry Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 • tel: 773 622 5900 • fax: 773 622 5903
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Governor Pritzker has just announced a mandatory shelter-in-place order for the State of Illinois. What this means for our parishes is that effective 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21 through Tuesday, April 7:
All churches and adoration chapels must be closed and locked until the order is lifted by the governor. Private prayer in any parish building must be discontinued until the order is lifted.
There can be no live Stations of the Cross or any other gatherings anywhere on parish/school property, nor can any parish personnel be involved in organizing them on any other site.
All weddings and baptisms must be postponed and can be re-scheduled only once the order is lifted. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of the size of the group. However, in case of an extreme emergency for baptism, please contact parish office.
Funerals and wakes must be postponed until the order is lifted.
Parish offices must be closed until the governor’s order is lifted.
Sundays and Daily Masses will be celebrated privately by each priest, and will be available on our parish website: 
  and Parish Facebook: St Ferdinand Church
In case of emergency you can contact us via email: or by phone 773 622 5900 ext. 225
More information can be found on the archdiocese and our parish website:
Your health and wellbeing are vitally important. Stay well and safe. Thank you for your continued prayers and support of one another, and the people of God in this time of suffering for so many. We will get through this moment, but we need to stay united and may we be able to live though this difficult time in a Christian way with our eyes turned to God.

Please join us in prayers by watching our LIVE Masses and devotions daily according to the schedule for the Holy Week. You can watch it at our website or directly on Youtube Subscribe to our Channel to be notified about new Masses

In recent weeks, the coronavirus outbreak has had a profound impact on countries around the world—and, increasingly, here in the United States.

In light of measures being taken to contain the outbreak and avoid further illness, many of us may be hesitant to leave our homes. In many areas, Mass and other church services may not be available.

It is at this exact moment that our faith is most needed.

In an effort to continue the practice of our faith in these trying times, I would like to invite you to join us online for daily Mass.

Beginning today, Tuesday, March 17, Word on Fire will be offering daily Mass for the foreseeable future.

Join me, or Word on Fire CEO Fr. Steve Grunow, right here

If you cannot attend Mass or join us online, I encourage you to read the Gospels, pray with your families, and join yourself to the Eucharist—the source and summit of our Catholic faith—by making an act of spiritual communion like the one recommended by Archbishop Gomez: "I wish, my Lord, to receive you with the purity, humility, and devotion with which your most holy Mother received you, with the spirit and fervor of the saints."

And please continue to pray for all those affected by the coronavirus.


+ Bishop Robert Barron
Statement of the Archdiocese regarding cancellation of the Holy Week and Easter Sunday celebration due to COVID-19
A Letter to Parishioners Regarding a Celebration of the Holy Week