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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.  

 

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)

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

Mass links for weekend of September 26th- 27th

 

Saturday 5:00 pm Mass September 26,2020
 
Sunday 8:00 am Mass September 27, 2020
 
Sunday 11:00 am  Mass September 27, 2020 
 
 
Please have reservations by September 24th, 12:00 noon.
 
Pastor’s Reflection for 26th Sunday 

St. John the Baptist was a “man sent from God” to prepare the way of the Lord (Jn 1:6, 23). He preached repentance from evil works and provided a ritual baptismal ceremony for those who would receive his message, turn away from sin, and pledge obedience to God. The chief priests and elders of the people did not avail themselves of John’s baptism. Many, “the crowd,” regarded John as a prophet. Jesus challenged the chief priests and elders with the question, “Where was John’s baptism from? Was it of heavenly or earthly origin?” They refused to answer. This is the backdrop for the parable in this week’s Gospel.

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Our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Altar Servers

Saturday    Readers/EM:  Reader : Daniel Strogis

September 26   Ushers:  Patricia Harbin

                Sanitizing Team: Anderson Family

5:00 pm    Altar Server:

Sunday     Readers/EM: Reader : Pete Zahn

September  27  Ushers:  Mark Hogan, Steve Szymczak

               Sanitizing Team:  Linda Auth, Charmaine Hogan

8:00 am     Altar Servers:

Sunday      Readers/EM: Reader : Karen Primeau

September 27    Ushers:  Jesse Evans, Craig Lawson

              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 3   Ushers : Patricia Harbin

                     Sanitizer Team: Debra & John Clemente

5:00 pm     Altar Servers:

Sunday     Readers: Pete Zahn

October 4  Ushers:Bob & Terry McMahon

8:00 am     Altar Servers:

                 Sanitizer Team:  Rose Lageman, Ashley Candler

Sunday     Readers: Carolyn Comes

October 4  Ushers: Marc Primeau

11:00 am   Altar Servers:

                   Sanitizing Team: Christine & Mike DeSimone

Counters: Chris & Tina Riley

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 26

  • Dolly Madison Quilters 8:30am to 3:30 pm
  • Drive thru Confession – 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Mass – 5:00pm/ Reservations

Sunday, September 27, 26th Sunday Ordinary Time

  • Mass – 8:00 am /Reservation
  • CCD 9:15am to 10:45am Pre K/1/2 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, September 28

  • Mass – 8:30 am
  • Drive thru Confession – 7:15 am to 7:45 am
  • Sisters of St. Maria – 3:00 pm / Outside

Tuesday, September 29

  • 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, September 30

  • Calix – 8:30 am / Cancelled
  • Drive thru Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 Noon
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Legion of Mary – 5:15 pm/Outside
  • Zoom -CCD- 14th/6th grade 7:00pm-7:30pm 

Thursday, October 1

  • Church is closed

Friday, October 2

  • Mass – 12:15pm
  • Drive thru Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 Noon
  • Adoration – 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Children’s  Adoration 4-4:30 pm
  • Confirmation Zoom – 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Saturday, August October 3

  • Mass 1st Saturday 9:00 am
  • Rosary – 9:30 am
  • Drive thru Confession – 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Mass – 5:00 pm/Reservations

Sunday, October 4, 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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