Due to increasing numbers of positive tests in Stearns County and in the city of Sartell, it is necessary to restate guidelines for those attending Masses or other gatherings at St. Francis Xavier Church. We are committed in union with Bishop Kettler to strictly adhere to the following:
Masks are REQUIRED and must be worn for the duration of the time you are in the church facility. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Masks MUST cover both your nose and mouth. If you cannot wear a mask for any reason, you must not attend Mass or other on-site activities at this time. We invite you to join us for Mass via livestream at 9:30 a.m. and for drive-thru Communion at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. A six-foot distance MUST be maintained at all times whether seated, standing or walking in the church facility.
For funerals, wakes and weddings, only household groups may share space, all others must maintain a six-foot distance whether standing or seated. If the current trend in rising numbers continues, increased restrictions may become necessary. Watch for details.
Benton-Stearns COVID-19 hotline
This hotline is available to answer any question residents may have- from questions about symptoms and testing, to questions about making a donation or what government services are available.
More local information can be found at: https://co.stearns.mn.us/
Benton-Stearns hotline is staffed 8:30am-4:30pm
Monday-Friday: 320-656-6625 or toll free at 877-782-5683
The MN Department of Health also has a hotline which is staffed 7am-7pm, 7 days a week: 651- 201-3920 or toll free 800-657-3903