Public Masses:Monday, May 25th: 9amTuesday, May 26: 6:30pmThursday, May 28th: 8amSaturday, May 30th: 4:30pmSunday, May 31st: 10:30am
A video of Mass will be placed on Facebook and Youtube Sunday morning for those staying home.
Confession Available:Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pmWednesday 7am-8amSaturday 3pm-4:30pm
From May 17:On Friday, May 8th the Diocese of Toledo issued a
memo entitled, “Gradual Restoration of Public Masses and Liturgies.” This document set forth the framework for the
reverent and safe celebration of the Sacred Liturgy beginning with weekday Mass
on May 25th and weekend Masses on May 30th/31st. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be
working with our parish staff to implement these guidelines. It’s exciting to think that we will be able
to gather for Mass (even in a limited way) very soon! As we draw closer to the end of the month, I
will able to share more details. Another
important aspect of the guidelines that I want to emphasize at this point is
the dispensation. From the Guidelines:
“The faithful of the Diocese of Toledo continue to be dispensed from their
Sunday obligation until further notice. Understanding the desire of so many of
the faithful to return to our churches, it remains important for those who are
at greater risk (the elderly, sick, those with pre-existing conditions) to
refrain, and be encouraged to refrain, from returning to public liturgies until
such time as they feel comfortable and confident to do so.” So, I want everyone to know that no one HAS
to come to Mass. Each one of us needs to
prayerfully consider our individual situation and prudently decide if it makes
sense for us. We all miss coming
together to celebrate the Sacred Liturgy, but we don’t want to unreasonably
risk our health or the health of others.
God’s Blessings to you!
From May 24:As we are one week away from celebrating Mass publicly (though limited) on May 31st, I thought I might try to explain what to expect when you come to Mass. For anyone in the pews, I think of it in 3 parts: getting into church, going to Holy Communion, and leaving church. Everyone should bring a face covering and their own hand sanitizer, if possible. The church doors will be propped open to limit contact surfaces and promote good ventilation (weather permitting). You will need to sit at least 6 feet away from another family. For the communion procession, it will be similar to the grocery store. There will be a single file line in the middle aisle with 6 foot spacing. There will be multiple “communion stations” near the sanctuary. Deacon Mark and I will move from “station” to “station” as the communicants move up the aisle. It will be similar to communion at an altar rail, without kneeling, and each person 6 feet apart. Following Mass, we may have to dismiss pew by pew, depending on the number of people present. Please do not congregate in large groups outside of church. Please be patient as we try to adjust to these protocols while offering a reverent celebration of the Sacred Liturgy. The things that won’t change are our participation in Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection and our reception of His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Most Holy Eucharist!
God’s Blessings to you!
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