Resuming Mass Protocols

Sacred Heart will be reopening for public Mass starting the June 27 and June 28 weekend.

As a reminder, there are important protocols in place from the Diocese that we must follow.

If you are anxious about coming to church or not comfortable following the required guidelines, please consider watching the Mass from home. The dispensation from attending Mass has been extended by Bishop Nickless through the end of the year.

The 4:00pm and 10:30am Masses will be live streamed on our website and YouTube page.

All parishioners over the age of two will be required to wear a facemask. Those who do not have a facemask will not be allowed into the church.

The main door on the East Side of the church will be the only door to enter. Doors will be open 30 minutes prior to the start of Mass. You will check in with an usher who will ask for your family name and contact information. You will be seated by usher, at a minimum of six feet apart which will require every third pew to be utilized.

Communion will take place at the end of Mass. Ushers will guide you out of the pews and you are asked to leave the church after you receive Communion.

We ask that you do not gather and socialize inside or outside, either before or after the celebration of Mass.

A full list of the Diocesan protocols can be found here: Resuming Mass Protocols

In this video, Father Tim Hogan explains some of the things that will happen when we are able to return to Mass at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph O'Brien County.


The four bishops of Iowa: Most Rev. Michael Jackels, Archbishop of Dubuque, Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City, Most Rev. Thomas Zinkula, Bishop of Davenport, and Most Rev. William Joensen, Bishop of Des Moines issued a joint statement to the media regarding their response to Governor Kim Reynolds' proclamation issued on April 27, 2020. 
Click here to read the entire statement: Letter from Iowa Bishops