ONLINE RESOURCES AND COMMUNICATION
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RECEPTION OF COMMUNION
We realize there is a desire to receive Holy Communion by many of the faithful. The Church encourages those who are not able to receive communion to make an act of "Spiritual Communion".Spiritual Communion is a Christian practice of desiring union with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. It is used as a preparation for Holy Mass and by those who are not able to receive communion. See prayer below:
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Sunday Mass in the church
WE ARE EXCITED TO CELEBRATE MASS IN THE CHURCH!
The opportunity comes with restrictions to safeguard everyone's health! Please be flexible and patient as we navigate through this phase of the Pandemic. We are unable to offer our regular weekend mass schedule at this time, due to cleaning regulations that must be followed after each mass. The church can hold 100 persons, socially distanced.
Saturdays at 4:00 PM
Sundays at 9:00 AM
IMPORTANT UPDATES CONCERNING CHURCH ATTENDANCE:
You must REGISTER FOR MASS.
Registration is required by Diocesan Policy to make sure that we do not exceed 25% capacity. It is also to document who attended Mass, should it be discovered that someone in attendance has tested positive for the coronavirus. If that is the case, you will be notified and advised to get tested and all names will be forwarded to the Diocese.
IT IS STILL ADVISED THAT THOSE WHO ARE "AT RISK" SHOULD STILL REMAIN HOME. DISPENSATION FOR SUNDAY OBLIGATION CONTINUES.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the Mass.
We must control entrances and exits. You are asked to enter the church from the FRONT doors, and all must exit by the side doors.
Only handicap access is available at the North Door near the Fountain.
You must sanitize your hands before entering the church.
All attendees must remain socially distant entering and exiting the church and in the parking lot.
Ushers will seat you in the church to maintain social distancing. Please remain in your seat once you are seated.
All attendees MUST WEAR A MASK and bring their own hand sanitizer.
You must sanitize your hands before receiving Holy Communion. Note: Directions on Communion will be given before Mass.
Each pew will be dismissed by the ushers.
You may drop Collection Envelopes at the side doors upon exiting.
Sign up for Sunday Mass
There are two options to reserve your seat at mass:
1. Call the office before 4PM on Thursday, and speak with Teresa.
2. Go online and register here:
NOVENA PRAYER FOR AN END TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
O Mary, full of grace, Patroness of this nation and Mother of the Church, in this time of illness and worldwide need we seek your intercession for the human family before your Son’s throne of grace and mercy. We ask for strength in adversity, health in weakness, and comfort in sorrow. Help us, O Blessed Mother, to be filled with confidence and trust in the tender compassion of our God. Let us not be afraid, like our own Saint Marianne Cope, who entrusted her life and ministry among the outcasts of society into the care of our Divine Physician. Continue to watch over all who are sick as well as those who care for them and give wisdom to all who are seeking a cure. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
SAMPLE PETITIONS FROM THE USCCB COMMITTEE ON DIVINE WORSHIP
For those who are suffering in the current outbreak of sickness that they might be healed, and for the happy repose of all who have died from this sickness in recent weeks; let us pray to the Lord.
For scientists, health professionals, public officials, and all who are serving the common good in this difficult and uncertain time, that they will be filled with wisdom and understanding; let us pray to the Lord.
That in times of illness our merciful and loving Father will strengthen our faith and trust in his goodness and divine providence; let us pray to the Lord.
That our compassionate Father would touch all affected by the current outbreak with healing and peace; let us pray to the Lord.