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Reopening 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.  

 

Please read the attached Guidelines, especially the Guide for the Lay Faithful!! 

 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)

Homemade or purchased face masks

These scarce items are needed to keep our building safe.
Donations accepted in the box below the parish office window.

Sign up to attend Mass weekend 7/4-7/5:
Please sign up by 7/2/2020 at noon.
 
Saturday 5:00 pm  Mass, July 4 
 
Sunday 8:00 am  Mass. July 5
 
 
Sunday 11:00 am Mass, July 5
 
 
 

    Pastor’s Reflection for 14th Sunday 

     I think it is safe to say, we are living in a time of unrest – the hearts of so many are afraid, troubled, angry and confused by current events ranging from covid-19, riots, lawlessness, racism, an onslaught of communism, gross, hypocrisy from many of our politicians, and sadly  betrayal by many within our Holy Catholic Church, both among the hierarchy and among prominent laity who profess to be Catholic, but openly contradict and even oppose the truth of the Gospel. In light of all this, how can we maintain hope for the future and find peace and peace in God? Continue reading by clicking here.

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Our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Altar Servers

Saturday    Readers/EM:  Reader : Daniel Strogis

July 4    Ushers:  Patricia Harbin

                Sanitizing Team: Patty & Adrian Anderson

5:00 pm    Altar Server:

Sunday     Readers/EM: Reader : Mary Ann Behnke

July 5   Ushers: Mark Hogan & Pete Zahn

               Sanitizing Team: Fran Zahn & Charmaine Hogan & Ashley Candler

8:00 am     Altar Servers:

Sunday      Readers/EM: Reader : Carolyn Comes

July 5   Ushers:  Craig Lawson

              Sanitizer Team: Bradley Comes & Carolyn Comes

11:00 am   Altar Servers:

Counters: John & Carolyn Keeney, Jesse Evans

 

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Saturday   Readers/EM: Reader:

July 11   Ushers :

5:00 pm     Altar Servers:

Sunday     Readers/EM  (EM)

July 12   Ushers:

8:30 am     Altar Servers:

Sunday     Readers/EM: (EM)

July 12    Ushers:

11:00 am   Altar Servers:

Counters:

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 4th 

  • Mass 9:00 am 
  • Rosary 9:45
  • Drive thru Confession – 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Mass – 5:00 pm/Reservations

Sunday, July 5th , 14th Sunday Ordinary Time

  • Mass – 8:00 am /Reservation
  • Choir – 9:15 am / Cancelled
  • Drive Thru Confession – 7:00 am to 7:45 and 10:15 am to 10:45 pm
  • Mass – 11:00 am /Reservation

Monday, July 6th

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

Tuesday, July 7th

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

Wednesday, July 8th

  • Calix – 8:30 am / Cancelled
  • Drive thru Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 Noon
  • Mass – 12:15 pm 
  • Legion of Mary – 5:30 pm 

Thursday, July 9th

  • Church is closed

Friday, July 10th

  • Mass – 12:15 
  • Drive thru Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 Noon
  • Adoration – 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Office is closed

Saturday, July 11th

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

Sunday, July 12, 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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