Dear Parishioners,

Good news! We will begin celebrating public Masses at St. Isidore Monday, May 18!

We wanted to have Masses available this weekend, but the logistics have proved to be too much to handle. We will start planning now for next weekend, May 23-24th, Ascension Sunday. We will be gathering information from all who want to attend Masses, and in a way that is fair to all, assign seating within the Church . Of course, we have limited seating in the Church, but we plan to broadcast the Mass through the bell speakers so people can hear the Mass all around the Church and enter the Church for Communion at the end. We also plan to broadcast the Mass through an Am radio signal, so you can hear it from your car on AM radio – we should know tomorrow whether or not we can do this. In this way, we think all who come can hear the Mass and receive Communion. For those want to reserve a seat inside Church, we will draw names until the Church is full, and the following week draw names from the remaining people. This way we can rotate everyone through the inside seating. The option to hear the Mass outside and then receive Holy Communion will always be available to anyone.

Please remember the Bishop has dispense the faithful from their obligation to attend Mass, and that dispensation will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. That Means no one has to come to Mass.

PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES, especially the GUIDE FOR THE LAY FAITHFUL !! HEADS UP, EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO WEAR A MASK !!

We will be updating you frequently with more details in coming days. All questions, concerns, suggestions are welcome.

As you know, I am very excited about the celebration the Holy Sacrifice with all very soon. It will be awesome! Until then, I will keep you in my prayers and I would ask you to pray for me and for one another.

Your Servant in Christ,

Fr. Staples

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. There are several places where we can view the Mass online, such as:

Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Sundays 10:30am

https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/press-releases/2020/updated-diocese-of-arlington-response-to-concerns-of-the-coronavirus/

https://arlingtondiocese.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2788247d7e5e155fb66f1807b&id=8574e961b8&e=2d75118160

EWTN Daily Mass 8am/ Sunday Mass 8am and 12pm

https://www.ewtn.com/tv/watch-live https://www.ewtn.com/tv/schedul

We are encouraged to devote extra time to communal prayer in our homes along with extra private prayers and devotions while we are deprived of being present at the Holy Mass and of receiving Holy Communion.

You can virtually attend Eucharistic Adoration online. Perpetual Adoration can be observed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMBusENP19M

We, at St. Isidore, will be leaving the Church open from 8:00 AM to 9:00PM every day so people can come and pray in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord. When visiting the Church, we are advised to keep a safe distance.

We will have Confession available as scheduled on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturday 4:00-4:45, Sunday 10:00 am-12:00 pm On Fridays will have Adoration from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM.