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 Our Parish

Mass Reservations

Reservations for the Weekend of April 24th to 25th:
 
5:00pm Mass Saturday April 24, 2021
 
8:00am Mass Sunday April 25, 2021
 
11:00am Mass Sunday April 25, 2021

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 of Third Sunday of Easter, 

After Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to his Apostles and stood in their midst. As you could understand, “they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost (Lk 24:37).” The Scriptures say, after calming his disciples down and convincing them he was not a ghost, he said to them,  

“These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. And he said to them, “Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” (Lk 24:44–49) ... Continue reading by clicking here.

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Our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Altar Servers

Saturday    Readers: Michael Critzer

April 17    Ushers:  Patricia Harbin

                Sanitizing Team:  Michael Critzer & Lin Harris

5:00 pm    Altar Server: 

Sunday     Readers: Reader : Zach Candler 

April 18  Ushers: James MacInnis, Matthew Kight

               Sanitizing Team: Pat Kight & Charmaine Hogan

8:00 am     Altar Servers:

Sunday      Readers/EM: Carolyn Comes

April 18   Ushers: Jesse Evans & Craig Lawson

              Sanitizer Team: Carolyn & Brad Comes

      11:00 am   Altar Servers:

Counters John & Carol Keeney, Jesse Evans

 

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Saturday   Readers: Daniel Strogis

April  24   Ushers : Patricia Harbin

                     Sanitizer Team: Patty & Rick Anderson

5:00 pm     Altar Servers:

Sunday     Readers: Mary Ann Behnke

April  25  Ushers: Aubrey Treakle, Terry McMahon

8:00 am     Altar Servers:

                 Sanitizer Team: Ashley Candler, Linda Auth

Sunday     Readers: Jesse Evans

April 25   Ushers: Mark Primeau, Mike DeSimone

11:00 am   Altar Servers: 

                   Sanitizing Team: Sally & Dan Poppe

Counters: Tina & Chris Riley, Carolyn & Brad Comes

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 17, 

  • Yard Sale SOSM – 7:00am to 1:00pm
  • Confirmation Retreat – 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Confession – 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Mass – 5:00pm

Sunday, April 18, Third Sunday of Easter 

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

Monday, April 19

  • Mass – 8:30 am
  • Drive thru Confession – 8:00am to 8:15 am
  • Knights of Columbus Officer Meeting 7:00pm

Tuesday, April 20

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

Wednesday, April 21

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

Thursday,  April 22

  • Legion of Mary – 3:00pm
  • Office Closed

Friday, April 23 

  • LOM Rosary – 11:45 am
  • Drive thru Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 noon
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Adoration – 1:00 pm- 9:00 pm
  • Confirmation Class 7:00pm

Saturday, April 24 

  • Confession – 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Mass – 5:00pm

                                                                                     

  • Confession 4:15 pm
  • LOM 4:30 pm
  • Mass – 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 18 

  • Drive Thru Confessions – 7:15 am – 7:45 am – 10:15am – 10:45am
  • Mass – 8:00 am /Reservations
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy – 9:00 am
  • CCD K/1/2 – 9:15 am
  • Mass – 11:00 am/Reservations
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy 12:00 noon