June 6, 2021

Dear Friends,

In the coming week’s we need to begin to work on the challenges of rebuilding our parish community after the pandemic. We have begun to welcome parishioners back to Church, we are working to plan for the re-opening of our parish center. The challenge will be with our caring for the many different pastoral questions that have arisen during the pandemic. There are marriages to be celebrated and blessed! There are memorial masses to remember those who have died. We need to lead and guide those effected by the “godlessness” of society. We invite you to join us in building the “Body of Christ”

Peace,
Msgr. Ryan

May 30, 2021

Dear Friends,
I will be attending the annual Diocesan Priest retreat during the week of June 7th-11th. I need to spend some time in prayer and reflection. The retreat will be a virtual prayer. I ask for your prayer and understanding. During the week of June 7th-11th. We will have a parish mass on Monday & Friday, and a communion service on Wednesday. There will be no parish mass on Tuesday and Thursday!

Peace,

Msgr. Ryan

May 23, 2021

Dear Friends,

We celebrate the Feast of Pentecost this weekend. It is the birthday of the Church. It is also the day when we come back to Church and begin the process of re-building our parish. We can accomplish our journey as we return to Church by understanding that the next weeks will be a process of re-establishing our celebration of the Mass and renewing our parish ministries. I will keep you informed as we come home! We will ask you to enter Church by way of the Sacristy door. We will continue our reservation system for those who wish to sit in a area setup for social distancing. We ask all walk-ins to continue to give your name and number. The process will assist us in keeping you informed of any changes we might encounter. You may exit the church by any door! I do not have an answer regarding the wearing of masks while at Mass. We ask you to make your Sunday Offertory donation in the entrance way. We will re-establish the Offertory Collection in a few weeks.

Thank you for your understanding!

Msgr. Ryan

May 16, 2021

Dear Friends,

On May 10th the Bishop’s of the State issued a statement inviting parishioners to a deeper understanding of the Holy Eucharist and the need for us to return to our participation in the Mass. The emergency dispensation from Sunday Mass will end. On May 22nd, our masses will follow the new State mandates and we will have open seating, but will continue with some seating that will have social distancing by reservation. Masks must be worn in the Church at all times! I am sure that parishioners will have questions regarding the lifting of the Mass dispensation. I encourage to contact Stacey Breyan, Denise Bartelson, Ann Baker or George Zamary regarding any questions about personal dispensations.

I will be communicating with you by callingpost in the coming days to give you further information.

Peace,

Msgr. Ryan

May 9, 2021

Dear Friends,
We celebrate the Mothers of our parish today! Our Lady of Grace gives us a perfect example of all the good works that our mother’s have given through their lives. Today let us thank the women who are our mothers. In a special way, let us also remember our mothers who are deceased! May they rest in peace. Mary, Mother of Jesus, protect all mothers!

Peace,

Msg. Ryan