Greetings! This weekend we celebrated Mass outdoors, Saturday at 6:00 pm and Sunday at 8:00 am. At the Sunday 8:00 am Mass, 19 of our teens and adults received the Sacrament of Confirmation, the anointing of the Holy Spirit. This is an important moment for our teenagers to understand the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives and begin leading a life in conformity with the Gospel. Please keep our teens in your prayers.
Our weekday Masses are Monday-Friday at 8:00 am, and weekend Masses are Saturdays at 6:00 pm (Vigil Mass) and Sundays at 8:00 am. Holy Communion is distributed at the usual time during Mass. If anyone needs extra assistance for Holy Communion, the rover will bring Communion to the person. Please maintain silence during Communion, and after you receive Holy Communion, please return to your seat for closing prayer and the final blessings. Reservations are not required to attend outdoor services.
Today, we will conclude our Alpha series, which has been well-attended for the last twelve weeks. Participants have expressed a desire for more opportunities to nourish their faith, so we will be offering another series in the near future. I thank the leadership team and facilitators for their commitment, and all of you for seeking to grow in faith. Details of the next series will be posted on the website soon, so be on the lookout.
The congregation is now permitted to sing at outdoor services; however, please comply with local rules requiring facial coverings and physical distancing. With this welcome change, we also introduced singing some of the Mass parts last weekend.
The restrooms in the school, located by the venue, are ready for use. You do not need to go to the hall to use the restroom during Mass.
Those attending outdoor services are required to wear a facial covering. Also, please follow our social distancing guidelines posted on our website. As always, do not congregate in the parking lot, and keep your mask on until you reach your car.
Thank you all for your support and for attending Mass outside on the parking lot, in spite of the many inconveniences. Let us take this situation as a blessing as we are able to gather in some capacity to celebrate Mass and receive the Lord in the Holy Eucharist.
As I am sure most of you are aware, we totally depend upon your generosity to keep our parish running. I request you to continue to make your Sunday offerings. If you are unable to attend Mass, you may use eGiving or mail to make your donation.
Again, I look forward to seeing you all and celebrating the Eucharist with you this weekend. Keep the faith and be persistent in prayer like the Canaanite woman in the Gospel reading last Sunday.