Stay Close Spiritually

04-26-2020Weekly ReflectionFather Brighenti

Dear Parish Family,

I pray you are well and getting through these stressful and challenging times. It is unprecedented for all of us, we might be feeling a loss by the inability to attend Mass. Here are some simple suggestions for staying close spiritually while maintaining a safe and respectful social distance: Begin each day with prayer. Ask Jesus to stay close to you and to all your family and friends. Attend Mass and other prayers and devotions virtually. Make a spiritual communion. Many opportunities are available each day at St. Magdalen’s. We offer daily Mass at 8:00 am each day and Eucharistic Adoration is also available every day. Participation in the life of the Church can help us feel more closely connected with God and with each other.

You can view our Mass daily by going to our website. It also has great resources and our bulletin with great liturgical articles, information, and more . Our Church doors are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily and on Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. For you to come and pray silently. We will be having Eucharistic Adoration during these times, please remember that we are to follow social distancing while in the Church.

Our priests are available to hear confessions, from 9:30 am to 10:00 am & 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the New Adoration Chapel.

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is available. Please call the Parish Office to make an appointment. In a true emergency please leave a message on the emergency extension.

I am extremely grateful to those who have signed up for Electronic Gift Giving and those who have mailed or dropped off their checks to the Church and Parish Center. Like you in your homes we still have to pay bills. Our weekly financial resources have been severely reduced. On our web page we have set up ways to donate either electronically or by text. Simply follow the instructions. If there is a problem Regina in our office can help you via the phone. You can also mail or physically drop your envelope off at the Parish Office between 10:00-1:00 weekdays in the plastic mail bin by the doors. A basket will be placed at the Church during Adoration hours. The basket will be placed by the Altar for security issues, however you choose please continue to give. This will secure our Church when we all come out of this crisis so that we can resume with all our ministries and activities.

This is a difficult time and I know some families are struggling. If there is a way we can help, we will. Please call or e-mail us if we can help in any way.

I look forward to celebrating Mass with you soon, and will keep you in my prayers each day and ask that you do the same.

Let us pray for each other. I hope that soon we can open the doors and let Christ’s love bless us in our church as a parish family.

Father Ken