Pastoral Messages from Fr. Rick – May 27, 2021
As of May 26, 2021, Bishop Solis informed us of the relaxing of some Covid-19 restrictions. The elimination of all restrictions will be completed in phases as deemed most appropriate by the bishop to ensure the optimal safety of those who attend our services and activities. We will keep you updated as needed.
MASKS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED AT MASS; however, you may wear a mask if you feel your health is compromised.
We are still maintaining safe distancing as much as possible as ushers attempt to seat individuals and groups appropriately. Please follow all instructions by ushers and their assistants.
Only the BODY of Christ will be ministered at Communion. Communicants may receive Communion on the tongue, however some extra sanitizing will be required between communicants. Thank you for your patience.
Hymnals and missalettes are now back in the pews.
As of the weekend of June 5-6, 2021 the dispensation from personal attendance at Sunday mass has ended. All Catholics will be expected to comply with the 3rd Commandment to Keep Holy the Sabbath. Again, if someone feels that their health is compromised by attending public Mass where people are not wearing masks, they may continue to attend Mass via Streaming Device. If you are going to restaurants or shopping where you are in close quarters with others, then you probably should be in Mass also. Also remember that weekday Masses usually have only 5 to 15 people in attendance and one can substantially safe-distance with ease.
THANK YOU VETERANS!! This weekend we also pay tribute to all those who have sacrificed so much of their lives and relationships in service to our country. We continue to deploy thousands of military troops and diplomats throughout the world to protect us and our American interests. This weekend especially we should recommit ourselves to living lives of such high standards as to be worthy of the sacrifices made by a very small percentage of our population who actually serve in the military. Please consider joining us at Mass on Monday at 8:00 AM. God Bless America.