Response to Coronavirus

Update 5/29/2020

Church Open for Private Prayer

Update 5/28/2020

The reopening of our Church

update 5/8/2020

Bishop Zinkula on Preparing to return to Mass

Update 4/28/2020

UPDATE 4/3/2020

      • This update from Fr. John includes:
        • The celebration of Palm Sunday and Holy Week
        • The closing of all diocesan Churches to the public.
        • Confession & Act of Perfect Contrition

Updates 3/25/2020

Fr. John, A reflection on offering Mass alone

Fr. John, Sacrament of Penance Schedule 3/25/20

This is a list of the key changes being made to church life, until further notice.

      • All public celebrations of the Mass (and all other public liturgies or devotions) are to be canceled.
        • Baptisms, weddings, and funerals may be celebrated with immediate family members only.
        • Individual Confession and Anointing of the Sick may be celebrated.
      • All Catholics in the Diocese of Davenport are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
      • If you are sick, or if you are caring for someone who is sick, please stay home.
        • Those who are 60 years of age or older, and those with underlying health conditions, should stay at home and avoid all gatherings or other situations of potential exposure.
      • All large group meetings, conferences, retreats and the like in the diocese are to be canceled.
      • All faith formation classes and activities are to be canceled (use electronic formats if possible).
      • Small office meetings may take place if essential, but it is preferable to meet electronically.
        • Encourage staff, especially those at risk for severe illness, to telework (when feasible).
        • Limit non-essential work travel.
      • All Catholic schools will be closed, at least until April 13. All extracurricular events are to be canceled.
        • Further guidance will be forthcoming from the Office of the Superintendent.

For more information, please visit the Diseases Website.