we pray not for tranquility
nor that our tribulations may cease
for Thy Spirit and Thy love
that Thou grant us strength and grace
to overcome adversity through Jesus Christ.
Girolamo Savanarola, Italy, 15th century
Bishop Extends Dispensation to September 1
Bishop Frank Dewane has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and it will remain in effect untill September 1, 2020. You can read the Bishop's letter HERE.
Mass Attendance Guidelines
Please read the Mass Attendance Guildelines HERE before coming to Mass. These guidelines will need to be strictly adhered to in order to protect the health and safety of everyone in attendance.
All those, as defined by the health department, as more vulnerable (i.e. 65 + years of age, those with compromised immune systems, those with underlying health conditions) as well as those who are sick or experiencing any symptoms are encouraged to stay at home.
Until further notice, all other parish activities remain suspended. This includes Knights of Columbus, Youth Group, Rosary Groups, and any other organized parish activity other than the Sacred Liturgy.
Monday - Saturday
(Please note we will not have the Rosary before Mass.)
Saturday Vigil Mass
(The change to our usual Sunday Mass schedule is to allow enough time to sanitize the church between Masses.)
Text / Email Scam Alert
Parishes throughout the diocese have been made aware that someone is creating fake text/email accounts using the names of priests of the Diocese and /or parish staff. Theyare using these fake accounts to contact parishioners requesting donations in the form of gift cards, Pay Pal and/or wire transfers. The messages often greet the person by name and have the priests name in the closing signature of the message. The best defense against this sort of scam is to not respond or open any worrying attachments. It is Diocesan policy that no priest or staff within the Diocese request donations in the form of gift cards, PayPal, MoneyGram, etc..