May 3 Update

05-03-2020Weekly ReflectionFather Brighenti

Dear Parish Family,

I pray that you are you and your families are all well. As we are all now living in strange and unsettling times, we as community of the faithful and followers of Christ are truly called at this time to trust in the Lord. This is not easy with many falling ill, at home with no community events and especially not being able to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist. Beginning on May 2nd through May 10, we will begin the Novena to Our Lady in times of Pestilence with May Crowning on the last day. We all need to keep praying, to call on the Blessed Mother, Mary and all the saints for help, guidance and fortitude.

Join us each day for daily live stream Mass at 8:00 am by visiting our website or on our Facebook page. 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 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.

Father Ken