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 Our Parish

 

Weekend of January 23rd and 24th

Responses for January 16th and 17th weekend masses are due by Thursday  1/21/2021 Noon. 

Saturday 5:00pm Mass January 23, 2021
 
Sunday 8:00am Mass January 24, 2021
 
Sunday 11:00am Mass January 24, 2021
 
Reservation are Only for weekend Masses.

Email reservations must be in by 12 Noon Thursday for weekend Masses, If you miss the deadline, call the parish office by 1PM Friday. Otherwise, come to Mass and ushers will try to seat you. Thank you for all your help and support.

Dear Friends,

General Reminder:

  • When inside or outside the Church, EVERYONE MUST ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

Outside the Church:

  • The Mass audio will be played through the exterior speakers of the church. You can sit anywhere within 100 feet of the church and still clearly hear the Mass, so feel free to bring some lawn chairs and celebrate Mass outside.
  • The Mass audio will also be broadcast around the church on 105.1 FM. 
    • The reception in the parking lot is good overall, but there are spots where it is not. Test your reception as you find your parking space. We ask that the front parking spaces be reserved for those who are attending Mass from their car.
  • After distributing communion to those inside, Father will go outside near the main entrance of the church to distribute communion to all who attend the Mass outside.

Inside the Church:

  • Risk Management for the Diocese of Arlington has informed us that FACE COVERINGS ARE STRICTLY REQUIRED INSIDE THE CHURCH. The only exception is for very small children. If possible, please bring your own mask. If for some reason you come without a mask we may be able to provide one for you. Some of our generous parishioners have made and donated extra masks, you are welcome to take one as long as supplies last. 
  • A map is provided with the location of your reserved seats. If this is confusing, ushers will help you find your place. 
  • The flow of the Mass will be normal. You will go to communion as usual, but social distancing must be kept in mind at all times. Markings are placed on the floor to help you keep socially distant. Even those who are not receiving communion are asked to exit the pew and follow the path of the communicants in order to avoid having to be stepped-over by others returning from communion. 
  • During the dismissal from Mass, ushers will dismiss the back rows first in order to allow everyone to safely exit the church.  
    • You can also exit the side doors in the Church. They will be open at all times during and after Mass.

Please call or email if you have any questions.

Please remember the bishop has dispensed the faithful from their obligation to attend Mass, and that dispensation will remain in effect for the foreseeable future.  That means absolutely no one HAS to attend Mass.   

 All questions, concerns, suggestions are welcome.

Your Servant in Christ,

Fr. Staples

Pastor’s Reflection for The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Having passed through all the drama of Christmas, we now return to the liturgical season in which we spend most of our time: the season of “Ordinary Time.” Now is the time to bring all the graces of Christmas into our daily “ordinary” life. In this week’s Gospel (Jn 1:35-42), Jesus notices a couple would-be disciples following Him. He turns and asks them a question: “What are you looking for?” I wonder . . . what would I say if Jesus were to ask me that question? What would you say? Think about it.

The disciples answered, “Rabbi . . . where are you staying?” In other words, “We acknowledge you as our teacher (i.e. Rabbi) and we want to stay with you; we want to see the way you live and to learn from you the answers to the deepest questions of life.” Good answer! Jesus responds with an invitation, “Come and you will see.”

Today, and every day, Jesus continues to extend this invitation to each of us. In order for us to learn the real and profound meaning of our “ordinary” lives we must be willing to acknowledge Him as our teacher and study the manner of His life – learn where He stays and spend time with Him…. Continue reading by clicking here.

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Our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Altar Servers

Saturday    Readers/EM:  Reader : Daniel Strogis

January 23   Ushers:  Patricia Harbin

                Sanitizing Team: Daniel Strogis, Yvonne Wood

5:00 pm    Altar Server:

Sunday     Readers/EM: Reader : Mary Ann Behnke

January 24  Ushers: Mark Hogan, Steve Szymczak

               Sanitizing Team: Carmaine & Mark Hogan

8:00 am     Altar Servers:

Sunday      Readers/EM: Reader : Karen Primeau

January 24 Ushers: Mark Primeau, Jesse Evans

              Sanitizer Team:  Sally & Dan Poppe

11:00 am   Altar Servers:

Counters: Tina & Chis Riley, Carolyn & Bradely Comes

 

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Saturday   Readers/EM: Reader: Daniel Strogis

January 30    Ushers : Patricia Harbin

                     Sanitizer Team: Debra & John Clemente

5:00 pm     Altar Servers:

Sunday     Readers: Zach Candler

January  31   Ushers: Terry & Bob McMahon

8:00 am     Altar Servers:

                 Sanitizer Team: Ashley Candler, Linda Auth

Sunday     Readers: Carolyn Comes

January 31   Ushers: Craig Lawson, Jesse Evans

11:00 am   Altar Servers: 

                   Sanitizing Team: Christine and Mike DeSimone

Counters: Tina & Chris Riley, Carolyn & Brad Comes

Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 16

  • LOM Rosary – 4:30pm
  • Mass – 5:00pm / Resrvations

Sunday, January 17 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 

  • Mass – 8:00 am /Reservations
  • CCD 9:15am K/1/2
  • Choir – 10:30 am 
  • Drive Thru Confession – 7:15 am to 7:45 and 10:15 am to 10:45 am
  • Mass – 11:00 am /Reservation

Monday, January 18

  • Office Closed
  • Mass – 8:30 am
  • Drive thru Confession – 7:15am to 7:45am

Tuesday, January 19

  • Mass – 8:30 am
  • Drive thru Confession – 7:15am to 7:45 am
  • Women of Grace – 9:30 am Cancelled
  • RCIA – 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 20

  • Calix – 8:30 am / Zoom
  • Drive thru Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 Noon
  • Mass – 12:15 pm

Thursday,  January 21

  • Office closed
  • Legion of Mary 3:00pm

Friday, January 22

  • LOM Rosary – 11:45am
  • Mass – 12:15
  • Adoration – 1:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Confirmation – Class – 6:00pm

Saturday, January 23                                                                                             

  • LOM Rosary – 4:30pm
  • Mass – 5:00pm

Sunday, January 24, Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

  • Mass – 8:00 am /Reservations
  • CCD – 9:15am 4/6
  • Choir – 10:30am
  • Drive Thru Confession – 7:15 am to 7:45 am and 10:15 am to 10:45 am
  • Mass – 11:00 am/Reservations