Live-streamed at 10 AM from St. Celestine Church via Facebook


Confessions from 4 to 4:45 PM at St. Celestine
No reservations are required to come to Confession
Public Mass at 5 PM (NEW TIME) at St. Celestine

Public Masses
7:30 AM and 10:30 AM at St. Celestine
9 AM at St. Cyprian
10:30 AM - Live-Streamed Mass

SMTG Re-Opening Plan Update - July 1, 2020

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Limited quantity of people at each Mass


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There will be a 8 AM Mass on Tuesdays at St. Cyprian and on Wednesdays at St. Celestine. No reservation is needed for daily Masses.

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Statement of Cardinal Cupich on the Current Civil Unrest

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GiveCentral - Online Contributions

Parish Bulletin - 15th Sunday in OT - July 12, 2020 (PDF)

"Here I Am" Form - Keeping Connected - Intentions

A Call to Prayer for You and with You

Prayers & Resources during this Time


Dear SMTG Parishioners,

The Archdiocese has asked us to be careful and to slowly open our churches in a safe way. After discussion and suggestions from the staff and the priests in the parish, we have decided to open only four Masses during the weekend in phase 2. I hope you understand that we want to make sure that we do everything according to the guidelines to open safely with precautions.

The Cardinal has lifted the requirement to attend Mass, and we will continue to live–stream the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass on this website and through Facebook Live. Those who are uncomfortable returning to mass, or medically compromised or who should not return yet, are invited to attend Mass online or watch it on TV.

We have made a temporary change to our Mass schedule. We are combining the 4 PM and 5:30 PM Saturday Masses into one, 5 PM at St. Celestine. We know that many people want another mass at St. Cyprian. However, with the social distancing rules, we can only fit 40 people at St. Cyprian, but we can have 100 at St. Celestine. It’s tough when we can’t be in a place that feels like home. We all want to be at both sites, and we do have a 9 AM at St. Cyprian. But, until we can smooth out our new operations, this is the best we can do. Many combined parishes can’t even get two sites opened during phase 2. This is just temporary until we go back to the normal Mass schedule. We miss you all and we hope to see you all soon.

For phase 2, we offer a 5 PM Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Celestine, 7:30 AM at St. Celestine, 9 AM at St. Cyprian, and 10:30 AM at St. Celestine. There will be a 8 AM Mass on Tuesdays at St. Cyprian and on Wednesdays at St. Celestine. Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays from 4–4:45 PM at St. Celestine. Please sign up online through the link provided above to attend any of the weekend Masses. No sign up is necessary for weekday Masses; someone will ask for your contact information when you arrive. There is no sign up necessary for Reconciliation.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - Every time we have a Mass, Reconciliation, a funeral, a wedding, a Baptism, we need volunteers to help. Volunteers check people in, usher them to their seats, and help clean and sanitize the churches after people have been in them. Because we have two churches open, we need many, many volunteers to help. IYou can sign up to be trained as a volunteer BY CLICKING HERE, and to help at church there once you have been trained.

Please continue to pray for one another during this difficult time and be assured of my prayers for all of you and your family at my daily mass. Let us pray for peace in our country and pray for an end of the pandemic.

May God bless you all!

In prayer,
Fr. Paul Cao
- St. Mother Guerin Parish Pastor

BELL CALLS FOR PRAYER - With the closing of our Churches, Cardinal Cupich has asked that we have the experience of being united in prayer, even when we are isolated.  By pausing and lifting up in prayer all those affected by the pandemic, we can offer our support to those in need and let them know that they are not alone.  The Cardinal is asking us to pray five times a day with the prayer being dedicated to a specific group particularly impacted by the pandemic. Our church bells will ring at those hours to remind us to show our solidarity in prayer.

The prayer intentions for each hour of prayer follow:

9 AM – Prayer for those infected with the virus and all who are ill.

Lord, place your healing hand on those who suffer illness. Bring them to full health and ease their anxious hearts. May our prayer and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary encourage them that they are not alone. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN!

Noon – Prayer for health care workers and those attending to the sick.

Lord, we are ennobled by those who put their lives at risk in caring for the sick. Keep them safe and embolden them when they are weary.  We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN!

3 PM – Prayer for first responders and essential workers.

Lord, we pray for those who run to danger and keep us safe and those who serve the common good. Embrace them with your mantle of protection and comfort the fears of their families. We ask this in Jesus’ name. AMEN!

6 PM – Prayer for people of every nation and their leaders.

Lord, the pandemic opens our eyes to each other as brother and sisters in one human family. We pray for people of every nation and their leaders, asking that they be inspired to seek the good of all and quell the voices of division. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN!

9  PM – Prayer for those who have died today.

Lord, we grieve the passing of our sisters and brothers who have died this day. We commend them to your tender mercy, confident that nothing, not even death, will separate us from your love. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN!

The parish staff and I will uplift you in prayer each and every day. Pray for each other. United in faith, with our eyes fixed on the Cross, we can overcome this time of peril and be stronger in our faith and love for each other.

In prayer,
Father Paul Cao
Pastor, St. Mother Guerin Parish


Saturday (Vigil)
4 PM - St. Cyprian
5:30 PM - St. Celestine

7:30 AM - St. Celestine
9 AM - St. Cyprian
10:30 AM - St. Celestine
11:30 AM - St. Cyprian
4:30 PM - St. Celestine

Weekdays 8 AM Mass
Monday - St. Celestine
Tuesday - St. Cyprian
Wednesday - St. Celestine
Thursday - St. Celestine
Thu (Comm. Serv.) - St. Cyprian
Friday - St. Celestine
Saturday - St. Cyprian

Reconciliation Saturday
8:30 to 9 AM - St. Cyprian
4:45 to 5:15 PM - St. Celestine

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St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish is a new parish formed in July of 2018 by combining St. Cyprian and St. Celestine. The two churches are open as worship sites and St. Celestine School is the parish school.

Our working mission statement is, "To do God's will as a unified, vibrant parish, and to foster an intentional relationship with Jesus through worship, witness, service, discipleship, and community."

If you would like to become a parishioner, please register at the Pastoral Center, 3020 North 76th Court in Elmwood Park, Illinois 60707 (708-453-2555) or at the Rectory, 2601 North Clinton Street, River Grove, Illinois (708-453-4800).

Parish - Pastoral Center
Regular Office Hours
Mon-Thu from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Fri from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
(closed from 12 Noon to 12:30 PM)
Sat-Sun from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
(Alvernia Food Pantry Open - Most Thursdays)

Parish - St. Cyprian Rectory
Regular Office Hours

Sun-Tue from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Wed from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thu-Sat from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
(St. Cyprian Food Pantry Open - 3rd Saturday)