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Diocese of Joliet Implements Temporary Wage Reduction in Reaction to COVID-19
On the recommendation of the Diocesan Finance Council, Most Reverend Richard E. Pates, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Joliet has authorized a temporary reduction in compensation and hours for the diocesan and parish employees.
Message Regarding "Stay in Place" Order
Governor Pritzker has issued an order mandating a “stay in place” for all citizens of the State of Illinois.
March 19 Updated Alert Regarding COVID-19
Because of the rapid spread of the virus and in accord with the actions taken by the neighboring dioceses, all Church services, beginning with weekend Masses, daily Mass, Stations of the Cross, etc., in the parishes and institutions in the Diocese of Joli
Updated Statement and Liturgical Guidelines from Bishop Pates Regarding COVID-19
It is important that all of us cooperate with public leadership to make our efforts as effective as possible in containing this pandemic.
Declaración actualizada y adaptaciones litúrgicas del Obispo Pates sobre el COVID-19
Es importante que todos cooperemos con los líderes oficiales para que nuestros esfuerzos sean lo más eficaces posibles para contener esta pandemia.
Statement from Bishop Pates Regarding COVID-19
The onset of the pandemic coronavirus requires of us that we take the necessary, even painful steps to halt the spread of this disease and then eventually return to our normal lifestyle.
COVID-19 Additional Statement Regarding Schools
This message was recently sent to our school pastors and principals regarding school closure.

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