March 8 – Update

Dear Friends,

Effective March 16th at 8 pm, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has mandated that all weekday and Sunday public Masses celebrated in the presence of the lay faithful are temporarily suspended in the Diocese of Bridgeport.

The temporary suspension will remain in effect until Friday, April 3. We will receive a confirmation or revision of that date on Monday, March 30. Read more

As of March 12th, I have suspended all non-essential meetings in the parish! I hope that by closing the Parish Center building we will be able to keep the building virus free and limit any spread of the virus through personal contact. I hope to be able to free Danny, our custodian, to make sure the Church is sanitized.
 We will need to utilize our website and other avenues such as Calling Post as the plan unfolds. Please check the website for updates and to get the bulletin especially if you are unable to attend mass.  If you have blocked Calling Post (405-308-4474) please consider removing the block at least during this time. If you are not getting our robo-calls from Calling Post please call the office so that we can add your name and number to our Calling-Post list!

For those unable to attend Mass

An Act of Spiritual Communion 

Those who are unable to attend Mass or receive Holy Communion may make an Act of Spiritual Communion. The Act, which can be offered for all those have died or are suffering from the Coronavirus, can be a simple prayer, such as “My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen”

Parish Daily to Our Lady of Prompt Succor

V: Our Lady of Prompt Succor, pray for us.
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

O Mary, Mother of God, who amid the tribulations of the world, watch over us and over the Church of your Son, be to us and to the Church, truly Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Make haste to help us all in our necessities, that in this fleeting life you may be our succor, and obtain for us (here ask the particular favor you desire). As you once saved our beloved city from ravaging flames and our country from an invading army, have pity on us and obtain for us protection from hurricanes and all other disasters. Be to us truly Our Lady of Prompt Succor now and especially at the hour of our death.

Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Hasten to Help Us.

The Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center is offering a Messages of Hope Series in an effort to keep communities connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.  They offer offer the following homilies, reflections and musical selections to provide support and hope during these difficult times. Click here to view the series.

Please follow the health directives of the Town and State. Wash your hands! Pray for me and I’ll pray for you! May our faith by stronger than our fear!

Msgr. Ryan