April 11, 2021

Dear Friends,
The Second Sunday of Easter holds a special place in the Church’s year. It is “Divine Mercy Sunday,” and our celebration calls to the Mercy of God. Here is information regarding “Divine Mercy Sunday.” In the 1930s, Jesus chose a humble Polish nun, St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, to receive private revelations concerning Divine Mercy that were recorded in her Diary. St. Faustina’s Diary records 14 occasions when Jesus requested that a Feast of Mercy (Divine Mercy Sunday) be observed. On May 5, 2000, five days after the canonization of St. Faustina, the Vatican decreed that the Second Sunday of Easter would henceforth be known as Divine Mercy Sunday.
Please find more information on Divine Mercy Sunday, as you leave Mass this weekend!

We would like to thank the many people who worked and ministered to the parish during Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. Much work is done in planning and setup.

*Thank you to the parish Staff for their support and planning!
*Thank you to Matt Roumeles and Lauren Baker for their leadership in our music ministry and our live- streaming of our parish liturgy.

*Thank you to the parish volunteers who served the parish during this Holy Time, May God Bless you! *Thank you to the Knight of Columbus for their presence at the Holy Week services, and their Leadership in the outdoor Stations of the Cross.

*Thank to Joan Pruzinsky and her helper, for the decoration of the Altar at this Holy Time!
*Thanks to Lenny Poplaski for hanging the Cross of the Risen Lord in the Church.

*Thank you to the people of the morning mass who polished the pews for Holy Week!

Peace, Msgr. Ryan

April 4, 2021

Dear Friends,

On this Easter Sunday, after spending the last year with many challenges because of the pandemic, I ask you to join me in prayer asking the Lord Jesus to fill us with his spirit of Resurrection! May the Easter light guide us to peace and understanding!

On behalf of the Parish Staff and myself may I wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter. May we all know the Light of Christ.

Peace, Msgr. Ryan

March 28, 2021

Dear Friends,

Last year this weekend was the beginning of the “Pandemic Lockdown”. We were unable to celebrate and share in the special liturgies of Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. This year I ask you to pray with me for renewal and the hope of Jesus’ Resurrection. We will live-stream our parish liturgies during the week, and hope that many people will join us in-person. I will communicate with you by CallingPost to remind you of dates and times.

Let us join together in prayer as we walk with Jesus in His Passion, Death and Resurrection.

Peace,

Msgr. Ryan

March 21, 2021

Dear Friends,

We ask your understanding in the weeks ahead. With the re-opening of the State, we are trying to make plans that will build our community and keep us safe! The Church seating beginning on Easter Sunday will be adjusted to a new seating configuration! (more pews will be available). Please follow the direction of the Greeters and Ushers when attending Mass.

Please remember in your prayers 15 young people from our parish. They will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, March 27th.

Holy WeekSchedule – Palm Sunday will have the distribution of palms at mass, and the Gospel will be read in parts! Those who will not be at Mass, palms will be distributed after mass in front of the parish garage. Palm Sunday Mass will also be video-streamed! Mass reservations will be conducted in our regular process!

Holy Thursday Mass will be at 7:00 pm. The mass will follow the weekday sign-in process. We will not have the washing of feet because of limited space due to social distancing. The Eucharistic procession will be limited to the Church and the Altar of repose will be in the Church Adoration will end at 10:00pm.

On Good Friday the Knights of Columbus will lead the outdoor Stations of the Cross beginning at 1:00pm. Those attending must wear masks and social distance as you walk the Stations. The Passion the Lord will be at 3:00pm. The Service will follow the weekday sign-in process. The Gospel of the passion will be read in parts, and there will be the Veneration of the Cross by a solemn bow! The Passion will be live-streamed and available on-line for our parishioners!

On Holy Saturday, we will have in the church the Blessing of Easter food at Noon! We will follow the weekday sign-in process. We ask all attending to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday. Reservations can be made following the normal reservation process. The Easter Vigil will be at 7:30pm. We will follow the normal Easter Vigil Liturgy. The Easter light, the Liturgy of the Word, and the Blessing of Easter water and Renewal of Baptismal promises will take place. There are no RCIA candidates receiving sacraments this year!

On Easter Sunday, Masses will be at 8:00am, 10:00am, and Noon! There will be overflow seating in the parish hall (live streamed).

Each Family will be given a packet of Easter Holy Water and a Renewal Card of your Baptismal Promises. We hope you will bless yourself each day during the Easter Season and renew your Baptismal promises often!

Peace, Msgr. Ryan

March 14, 2021

Dear Friends,
We wish to share with you are tentative plans for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter!
We will celebrate these holy days with some adaptation because of the Covid 19 mandates.

Palm Sunday will have the distribution of palms at mass, and the Gospel will be read in parts! Those who will not be at Mass, palms will be distributed after mass in front of the parish garage. Palm Sunday Mass will also be video-streamed! Mass reservations will be conducted in our regular process!

Holy Thursday Mass will be at 7:00 pm. The mass will follow the weekday sign-in process. We will not have the washing of feet because of limited space due to social distancing. The Eucharistic procession will be limited to the Church and the Altar of repose will be in the Church Adoration will end at 10:00pm.

On Good Friday the Knights of Columbus will lead the outdoor Stations of the Cross beginning at 1:00pm. Those attending must wear masks and social distance as you walk the Stations. The Passion the Lord will be at 3:00pm. The Service will follow the weekday sign-in process. The Gospel of the passion will be read in parts, and there will be the Veneration of the Cross by a solemn bow! The Passion will be live-streamed and available on-line for our parishioners!

On Holy Saturday, we will have in the church the Blessing of Easter food at Noon! We will follow the weekday sign-in process. We ask all attending to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

Reservations can be made following the normal reservation process.

The Easter Vigil will be at 7:30pm. We will follow the normal Easter Vigil Liturgy. The Easter light, the Liturgy of the Word, and the Blessing of Easter water and Renewal of Baptismal promises will take place. There are no RCIA candidates receiving sacraments this year!

On Easter Sunday, Masses will be at 8:00am, 10:00am, and Noon!
There will be over-flow seating in the parish hall (live streamed)

Each Family will be given a packet of Easter Holy Water and a Renewal Card of your Baptismal Promises. We hope you will bless yourself each day during the Easter Season and renew your Baptismal promises often!

Peace,  Msgr.Ryan