The Church of St. Mary of St. Paul

St. Mary's response to COVID-19/Coronavirus

St. Mary's response to COVID-19/Coronavirus (last update: August 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for the Church of Saint Mary


St. Mary's is once again celebrating public Masses while observing the following rules:

Guidelines for Mass Attendance


Letter from Father Jimmy regarding the importance of continued financial support while services are suspended at St. Mary's.

Catholic Spirit article concerning the financial toll on parishes during the suspension of Masses.


Please visit this Archdiocese webpage to find places to watch services online while churches are closed and to obtain the latest information on the Archdiocese's response to the COVID--19/Coronavirus situation:

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis COVID19/Corona Virus Updates and Resources

* Archbishop Bernard Hebda asks the Faithful to participate in the "Litany in Time of Need"

For further details see:

* The following webpage contains the latest information from the the Archdiocese and also places to watch/listen to the Mass on TV, radio and online:

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis COVID19/Corona Virus Updates and Resources

Father Jimmy  encourages St. Mary parishioners to:

"Monitor our parish website and social media for prayer intentions, news and event updates.

Watch for emails from St. Mary's containing the latest information. If you are not currently receiving emails from us, contact the parish office at 651-222-2619.

Read Sunday bulletins, posted each week on our parish website, for Sunday homilies, news. and event updates.

Participate in electronic giving to support our ongoing ministries and operations.

On Fridays in Lent, participate in the Stations of the Cross, make it a day of fasting, and pray the Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

From Archbishop Hebda:

Given both the moral impossibility of attending Mass, as well as the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass that was extended to the faithful of the Archdiocese last week, please rest assured that the missing of Mass in these conditions should not weigh on your conscience.”

The faithful are asked to find a Mass on TV, the radio or online and make a Spiritual Communion. Where that is not an option, it would be appropriate to pray the Liturgy of the Hours or the Rosary.