July & August 2021 Highlights


* New Service and Summer Schedule:  Requests have been made for an earlier “low mass” on Sunday, I am happy to add this service for the month of August. With enough participation and volunteers, we will resume this new schedule in the Fall on September 26, 2021 upon Fr. James’ return from making a continuing education pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago the first three weeks of September.  Please see the new service schedule on the "Schedule of Services" page.
From September 1 – 23, 2021, we will have ONLY Sunday 9:30 am in-person Mass with The Rev. Fr. John Heschlē as celebrant. .


* If you are interested in attending St. Anne's virtual services "live" please contact Fr. James at: revjamesbski@gmail.com and he will add you to the email invite from GoToMeeting.  Youtube video recordings are available soon after the "live" sessions and can be viewed at any time - see link on schedule page. 

Tuesday July 27th - We will celebrate the Feast of Saint James the Apostle (transferred from the 26th) with virtual Mass from the rectory at 5:30pm.  St. James the Greater was one of our Lord's most trusted companions, is the Patron of our diocesan cathedral and the namesake of our own faithful priest.  


Wednesday July 28th - We will celebrate the Feast of Saint James the Apostle (transferred from the 26th) with in-person Mass at 5:30pm followed by a dine-out for those who wish to participate.


Sunday  August 1st - The 10th Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with in-person Low Mass at 8:00am, in-person sung Mass at 9:30am and virtual Mass from the rectory at 11:00am as per our new summer schedule.  

Tuesday August 3rd - We will celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ (transferred from Friday August 6th), with virtual Mass from the Rectory at 5:30pm


Wednesday August 4th - We will celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, with in-person Mass at 5:30pm followed by a dine-out for those who wish to participate. 

Sunday  August 8th - The 11th Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with in-person Low Mass at 8:00am, Sung Mass at 9:30am and Virtual Mass  from the rectory at 11:00am.    

Tuesday August 10th - We will honor Laurence, Deacon and Martyr with virtual Mass from the Rectory at 5:30pm.  

Wednesday August 11th - We will honor St. Clare, Abbess at Assisi, with in-person Mass at 5:30pm followed by a dine-out for those who wish to participate. 

Sunday August 15th - The 12th Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with in-person Low Mass at 8:00am, in-person Sung Mass at 9:30am, and virtual Mass from the rectory at 11:00am.  

Tuesday August 17th - We will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (transferred from the 15th) with virtual Mass from the Rectory at 5:30pm.   Although not well attested in scripture, generations of Christians have joyfully celebrated this heavenly birthday of the Queen of Heaven, and First Among the Saints

Wednesday August 18th - We will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with in-person Mass  at 5:30pm. 
A select group of the Vestry and Parish will meet after Mass in the Community Room of the Odell Public Library to perform a scheduled financial review of income and expenses.  There will be no other church business and our next scheduled monthly Vestry meeting will be September 29th.


Sunday  August 22nd - The 13th Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with in-person Low Mass at 8:00am, Sung Mass at 9:30am and Virtual Mass  from the rectory at 11:00am.    

Tuesday August 24th - We will celebrate the Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle with virtual Mass from the Rectory at 5:30pm.  

Wednesday August 25th - We will again celebrate the Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle with in-person Mass at 5:30pm followed by a dine-out for those who wish to participate. 

Sunday August 29th - The 14th Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with in-person Low Mass at 8:00am, in-person Sung Mass at 9:30am, and virtual Mass from the rectory at 11:00am.


Tuesday August 31st - There will be no virtual Mass from the Rectory this evening as Fr. James prepares for his Continuing Education pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago.

July & August Calendars with rota



Current status of In-Person worship and gatherings

The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago has issued this announcement on June 16, 2021 - “Diocesan COVID Restrictions Lifted”  

As Illinois moves to Phase Five of the state reopening plan, Standing Committee President Anne Jolly and the Rev. Courtney Reid, the diocese's director of operations, have released diocesan congregations from COVID-19 restrictions.

"With the announcement by Governor Pritzker on June 11 that Illinois is now in Phase Five, we believe it is time to begin moving carefully into our new normal," their letter reads. "Effective today, we release you from the expectation of restrictions imposed by diocesan guidelines, and instead ask that you and your leadership work together to discern prayerfully and thoughtfully the guidelines you will put in place for your own community." 

 Church of Saint Anne has been successful with our safety protocols and we are gradually returning to normal. We are thankful for the improvements in public health and are now ending the use of protocols that are no longer required.

COVID-19 In-person Worship Protocol:
Make good personal choices that are best for you.
Please stay home if you are in an “at risk” people group or if you do not feel well or are sick – attend virtual services.
Utilization of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is optional. Use your personal circumstances and preferences to appropriately direct your use.

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