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 Our Parish

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

DONATIONS NEEDED How you can help our parish remain open for Mass
during Covid -19.

CRITICAL ITEM NEEDED
Clorox Non Bleach Wipes (Clorox brand only)

These scarce items are needed to keep our building safe.
Donations accepted in the box below the water fountains.

Reservation are Only for weekend Masses!

Mass links for weekend of October 24th and 25th.
 
Please have reservations by October 22nd, 12:00 noon.
Saturday 5:00 pm Mass October 24th 2020:
 
Sunday 8:00 am Mass October 25th 2020:
 
Sunday 11:00 am Mass October 25th 2020:
 
 
Pastor’s Reflection for 29th Sunday 
 
   

In today’s Gospel (Mt 22:15-21), the Pharisees maliciously unleash a plot to entrap Jesus. They ask Jesus a simple question: “Tell us, then, what is your opinion: Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?” Jesus’ response is priceless:

Knowing their malice, Jesus said, “Why are you testing me, you hypocrites? Show me the coin that pays the census tax.” Then they handed him the Roman coin. He said to them, “Whose image is this and whose inscription?” They replied, “Caesar’s.” At that he said to them, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” (Matthew 22:18–21)

At this point you may be asking yourself, “What’s the big deal? What was so ‘malicious’ about the Pharisees’ question? What was so ingenious about Jesus’ response?”.. Continue reading by clicking here.

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Our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Altar Servers

Saturday    Readers/EM:  Reader : Daniel Strogis

October 17   Ushers:  Patricia Harbin

                Sanitizing Team: Lin Harris, Daniel Strogis

5:00 pm    Altar Server:

Sunday     Readers/EM: Reader : Mary Ann Behnke

October 18  Ushers: Steve Szmczak, Terry McMahon

               Sanitizing Team:  Mark & Charmaine Hogan

8:00 am     Altar Servers:

Sunday      Readers/EM: Reader : Jesse Evans

October 18   Ushers:  Mark Primeau,

              Sanitizer Team: Karen & Mark Primeau

11:00 am   Altar Servers:

Counters: Tina & Chris Riley

 

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Saturday   Readers/EM: Reader: Daniel Strogis

October 24   Ushers : Patricia Harbin

                     Sanitizer Team:Debra & John Clemente 

5:00 pm     Altar Servers:

Sunday     Readers: Pete Zahn

October 25  Ushers : Mark Hogan, Steve Szymczak

8:00 am     Altar Servers:

                 Sanitizer Team:  Dan & Sally Poppe

Sunday     Readers: Karen Primeau

October 25   Ushers:  Craig Lawson, Jesse Evans

11:00 am   Altar Servers:

                   Sanitizing Team: Carolyn & Brad Comes

Counters: John & Carol Keeney, Jesse Evans

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 17

  • LOM Rosary 4:30 pm
  • Drive thru Confession – 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Mass – 5:00pm/ Reservations

Sunday, October 18, 29th Sunday Ordinary Time

  • Mass – 8:00 am /Reservation
  • CCD 9:15am to 10:45am 4th/6th grade
  • 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, October 19

  • Mass – 8:30 am
  • Drive thru Confession – 7:15am to 7:45am
  • Knignts of Columbus 6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 20

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

Wednesday, October 21

  • Calix – 8:30 am / Zoom
  • Drive thru Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 Noon
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Legion of Mary – 5:15 pm
  • Zoom -CCD- 1st/2nd – 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 22

  • Church is closed

Friday, October 23

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

Saturday, October 24

  • LOM Rosary 4:30 pm
  • Drive thru Confession – 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Mass – 5:00 pm/Reservations

Sunday, October 25, 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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