Welcome to our Parish website!
- When entering any Parish churches or buildings, we are strongly encouraging all to consider wearing a mask.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.
- 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.
- Churches will continue to be cleaned after Masses
- 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:
The cooler temperatures certainly feel refreshing after the hottest U.S. Summer ever recorded! There is an energy that Fall provides as schools and our Faith Formation process begin again in person. The spiritual writer and Trappist monk Thomas Merton suggested that God created the world in the autumn as the Jewish tradition narrates with the New Year and Day of Atonement celebrations.
For us at OLQOA Parish we too enter the energy of Fall: our Annual Collection for the support of our Parish is in full swing. We rely on your support to get us through this difficult Covid year. Please be as generous as you can. We look forward to a Blood Drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus in late September and to both a take- out Harvest Dinner and a Trunk and Treat celebration in later October.
On the Church liturgical calendar we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Cross and the Solemnity of All Saints and All Souls Day. We keep the rhythm of daily and Sunday Masses and the weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We hope to reconvene the Steering Committee to address how we will implement the Decrees of our Archdiocesan Synod.
It is certainly good that the Fall provides us with so much energy and new life!
Forward in Faith,
Father Tom Sievel, Pastor
Please Update Your Parish Registration Form, you can return it in the collection basket or return to the Parish Office:
Parish Registration Form