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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! 

Email reservations must be in by 12Noon Thursday. 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.

5:00pm Saturday December 5, 2020:
 
8:00am Sunday December 6, 2020:
 
11:00am Sunday December 6, 2020
 
Pastor’s Reflection for First Sunday of Advent
 
   

Advent is such a wonderful time of year! It is a season of hope, expectation, and preparation. We, as human beings, desperately need to express our longing for Jesus to come—He alone can satisfy our hungry hearts; He is our hope! As surely as He came 2000 years ago as a simple, humble, child in the womb of Mary, so we know with certainty He will come again: God is FAITHFUL! Advent is a privileged time to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus into our hearts and minds, to make room for Him, when at last He comes!

In this Sunday’s Gospel (Mt 24:37-44), Jesus says we are like a man who owns a house and has to guard it against a thief who is always lurking to break-in and rob him when he least expects. What is Jesus saying to us? The “house” is our soul and the treasure we must guard from the thief (the Devil) is the indwelling presence of God—our greatest possession! In the Second Reading, St. Paul exhorts us to guard our “house” and protect our treasure: “Stay awake! Cast off deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light!... Continue reading by clicking here.

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Our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Altar Servers

Saturday    Readers/EM:  Reader : Daniel Strogis

November 28   Ushers:  Patricia Harbin

                Sanitizing Team: Debra & John Clemente

5:00 pm    Altar Server:

Sunday     Readers/EM: Reader : Mary Ann Behnke

November 29  Ushers: Mark Hogan, Steve Szymczak

               Sanitizing Team: Charmaine & Mark Hogan

8:00 am     Altar Servers:

Sunday      Readers/EM: Reader : Carolyn Comes

November 29   Ushers:  Mike Desimone, Jesse Evans

              Sanitizer Team: Lin Harris, Carolyn & Brad Comes

11:00 am   Altar Servers:

Counters: Tina & Chris Riley

 

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Saturday   Readers/EM: Reader: Daniel Strogis

December  4   Ushers : Patricia Harbin

                     Sanitizer Team: Daniel Strogis, Anderson Family

5:00 pm     Altar Servers:

Sunday     Readers:Zach Candler

December 5  Ushers : Aubrey Treakle, Bob McMahon

8:00 am     Altar Servers:

                 Sanitizer Team: Linda Auth, Rose Lagemannn

Sunday     Readers: Carol Keeney, 

December 5  Ushers:  Mark Primeau, Craig Lawson

11:00 am   Altar Servers:

                   Sanitizing Team: Christine & Mike DeSimone

Counters: Chris & Tina Riley

Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 28

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

Sunday, November 29, First Sunday of Advent 

  • Mass – 8:00 am /Reservations
  • CCD Thanksgiving Break
  • 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, November  30

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

Tuesday, December 1

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

Wednesday, December 2

  • Calix – 8:30 am / Zoom
  • Drive thru Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 Noon
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Zoom – CCD 4th/6th grade

Thursday, December 3

LOM- 3:00 pm

Friday, November 4

  • 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 to 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 5                                                                                             

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

Sunday, November 6,Second Sunday of Advent

  • Mass – 8:00 am /Reservations
  • CCD 9:15am to 10:45 4th/ 6th grade
  • 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