Covid-19 Updates

Greetings from Collegeville. May each of you be as well as you can be.

Similar to many other communities, we at EHoP have been attending to local, regional, and national developments regarding the spread of Covid-19 and the related preparations and cautions necessary in order to support the well-being and health of our communities.

Below, see a summary of the decisions regarding upcoming events and gatherings, as well as resources from ECMN. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out and connect.

Update on events at EHoP

For over a year, the doors to EHoP have been closed to rentals and programs. In March, the Executive Committee recommended that the Board vote to begin re-opening by May. Now, it is May and EHoP is slowly opening its doors to in-person gatherings. Below, see updates and timelines.

  • The young men from the Benedictine Volunteer Corps moved out on May 1.
  • Retreats will re-open beginning in June.
  • Rentals for groups are on hold at least through August 2021.
  • Monday weekly contemplative sits (Minneapolis) will resume outside in July.
  • Weekly contemplative sits (Saint Paul) are open only to residents of Episcopal Homes and guests for now.
  • Monday night ChiKung in Collegeville is being held outside from 5:30-6:30.
  • Wednesday night weekly sits in Collegeville are still online. In May, the technology task force will begin to pilot the possibility of allowing a few in-person participants each week. More info to come!

Please review the excellent work of our re-gathering task force for specific policies and protocols before registering or attending in-person EHoP events: EHoP Re-gathering FAQ

For resources from ECMN, click here