Reopening Training Resources
In His PresenceThe Diocese of Rockford plan for the return to public Mass and worship (English) (Spanish)
Letters to the PriestsBishop Malloy's Letter to the Priest regarding reopening the Churches (English) (Spanish)
Training DocumentsDisinfecting - Job Aid
Physical Space - Development Guide
Managing Conflict- Guidlines
Tutorial for Diocesan Directives
Provincial WebinarA requirement for all parishes in the Diocese of Rockford to reopen churches is for all members of the Parish Reopening Leadership Team (of which you are one) to complete a one-hour webinar training on the necessary steps, procedures and certification processes for reopening a church. This Webinar has been produced for the Province of Chicago and although some of the information will be focusing on Chicago Archdiocesan procedures which are specific to them, much of the information still applies to all Churches in the Province and will be a vital tool for training your immediate support team.
The webinar is a Microsoft Teams video, hosted by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Since we are not members of the Archdiocese of Chicago, you will not be required to sign in and you may join the webinar as a guest.
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Reopening Training Presentation Notes
Closed caption is available. Polish and Spanish translations of the webinar will be available on-demand at a later time; notification will be sent to all when they are released.
Parishes are responsible for obtaining all of their own necessary supplies for Safety and Cleaning/Disinfecting (ie. masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, facilities cleaning products, etc.). If you need assistance locating a supplier for some of these specialized materials, please contact Mr. Brian Heinkel, DAC Building Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.