Welcome to our Parish website!
Thank you for all your patience during this pandemic!
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation has been lifted! We are looking forward to seeing more of our parishioners return to celebrate the Mass together!
The Archdiocese would like to remind everyone though the risk of infection has diminished, yet, still remains, they ask that precaution be taken. This would include those suffering from a pre-existing condition, ill or homebound, caregivers, if tested positive for Covid-19, in quarantine, or reside with someone in quarantine. However, for those safely able to attend, watching Mass online or on TV is not a valid substitute.
- Masks will now be optional those who are vaccinated, at Mass, at other liturgies, and at any events at our churches.
- Those who remain unvaccinated should continue to wear masks.
- Those who are distributing Holy Communion should continue to wear a mask and sanitizing prior to distribution.
- Exposed holy water fonts will continue to remain empty. However, holy water can be obtained at the Main Office.
- There will be no offertory procession, bringing forward the gifts. We will continue using our offertory boxes which are located at our entrances for our weekly collection or through our online parish giving.
- Confession will continue to be done in the same manner.
- Churches will continue to be cleaned after Masses
- We will slowly be bringing back our adult volunteers.
- The 8:45 am Sunday Mass will continue to be live streamed on the Parish Facebook page. The video will be on this website page at 10am and can be viewed anytime.
Message from Father Sievel:
As I write we are on the cusp of the Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. What will this season of fruitfulness and vacations bring? We remember this time last year: still soaring rates of Covid infections and deaths while the State attempted a moderate reopening. Our churches opened, too, with many restrictions, in July of 2020.
This time can be one of growth, gratitude and rest as we enter the summer. Do something nice for yourselves. Enjoy the sun and the warmth. Walk, swim, and do whatever good God shows you! Make some of this summer quality time for family and friends. Be grateful for the time we have.
In the Sunday Scriptures we read the Gospel of Mark. The Church tells us that this season called Ordinary Time is an opportunity for us to enter that Gospel deeply and to be with Jesus in the Scripture and to respond in faith to His call to go out and share the faith.
Happy and fruitful Summer!
Forward in Faith,
Father Tom Sievel, Pastor
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