Greetings from Father Ken

05-17-2020Weekly ReflectionFather Brighenti

Dear Parish Family,

As we continue the Easter Season, we are reminded by the Lord that he is the way to the Father, he is the truth of the Father’s love, and he is the life made real for us. This is not just what we believe, it is also a reassurance during this time of COVID-19. We need assurance that all is well, despite the different and difficult situation we are experiencing. There has to be someone who offers us something different, a ray of hope at a time like this. It is Jesus who stands with us, reminding us that he is present in and through us. He invites us to reflect that presence in who we are and how we interact with one another. While this Easter Season has been most unusual for all of us, a time to reflect more deeply on the resurrection and its impact and effect in our lives. We will continue to live-stream the Mass every day at 8:00 am until we can all gather together in the Church for Mass.

Eucharistic Adoration is also available every day for you to come and pray silently, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please remember that we are to follow social distancing while in the Church.

Our priests are available to hear confessions, from 2:00 - 2:45 pm Saturday & Sunday 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 want to thank our parishioners who are currently contributing through our auto offertory program as well as those who continue to send in their donations by mail. On our web page we have set up ways to donate either electronically or by text. You can also 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. These donations and our regular envelope system make a real difference for St. Magdalen de Pazzi, especially now. Your gift to St. Magdalen’s and any extra sacrifice during these difficult days are most needed and appreciated.

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.

As we continue this special month of May devoted to Mary. Please join us in prayer as we honor Mary. It is a good moment to bring our family together and ask Mary's intercession for the healing and consolation of the world in the time of pandemic.

Father Ken