Houses of worship, forced to close due to COVID-19, get inventive to stay connected with their congregations
For the last 15 years, only the occasional blizzard shuttered the 24/7 perpetual adoration chapel at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Park Ridge.
But then COVID-19 struck.
The quiet chapel, where volunteers normally offer up prayers day and night before the consecrated host that Catholics believe is the body of Christ, is empty. It was closed last week following Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s directive that public gatherings cease in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus.