Our Masses have resumed!
We are pleased to welcome you back to Church.
If you are alienated or upset, we welcome you lovingly.
If you are in need of forgiveness, Jesus forgives you completely--with unconditional love.
If you have been hurt by the Church, we are truly sorry.
If you are angry, Jesus offers you peace.
If life has become burdensome, we are here to support you.
We are happy you are here and want you to stay.
May God bless you. Your friend and Pastor,
Click below to celebrate today's Mass with Fr. C.J.
Spiritual Communion Prayer
My Jesus, I believe that You are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to possess You within my soul.
Since I unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as being already there, and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
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Masses have resumed!
UPDATE FOR WEEKEND MASS! No RSVP's will be needed to attend weekend Mass. We will keep a count as people enter the Church. Please be aware that space is limited, so try to arrive 15-20 minutes early. Masks are required. Please follow directional signs upon entering the Church and finding your seat. Sections of pews for individuals, couples/pairs and families ( 3+ people) will be marked. Ushers will be available to help you. Once everyone is seated for the start of Mass, Father C.J. will provide detailed instructions for Communion and leaving Church.
PLEASE WATCH this short video tutorial to help you see how Mass will now be celebrated, following our social distance guidelines. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.
You can still watch daily and weekend Mass with Father C.J. by clicking the link on the upper left.
Excerpts from Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski's Directives for reopening
May 18, 2020
The previous diocesan restrictions and state guidelines will continue including;
· Omission of the Sign of Peace
· No communion by the cup
· Communion in the hand only
· Holy Water fonts to remain empty and covered
· Social distancing (6ft minimum) to be abided by at all times
· Masks will be required
We ask that those coming to our churches bring their own hand sanitizer if at all possible.
Time must be allocated between Masses and any time the church is open to the public to conduct a cleaning before the next Mass or public use.
Even with the resumption of public liturgies, those who are most vulnerable should not attend Mass in-person; rather they should continue to watch our televised Mass the "Chalice of Salvation" or their parish's streaming or cablecast Masses.
I am extending the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass even after we reopen out of an abundance of caution and concern for the most vulnerable who are most susceptible to contract this virus.
Finally all other parish social gatherings are still not allowed as are home visits by pastoral ministers.