Pastor’s Message – March 25, 2020

Dear Friends,

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano announced today that there will be no public Liturgical Celebrations for Holy Week, the Triduum and Easter or through April 30, 2020. To read the announcement please click here. As Bishop Caggiano sends the pastors updates, i will share them with you. We are looking into the best ways to share Sunday masses, Holy Week, the Triduum and Easter with you. We will keep you informed. As of now Bishop Caggiano has said, “Blessed palms can be distributed at a later date that will be designated; tentatively Pentecost Sunday, so all parishes can distribute blessed palms on the same day. The Diocese is also inviting everyone to join in Nine Days of Prayer. For more information and to join click here.

I continue to offer Mass each day for scheduled intentions and to remember you in my daily intentions. Our Church is open each day from 10am until 2pm for private prayers. Please practice social distancing We tried to videotape this weekends Mass but had some technical issues. We hope that you will find the weekend Mass on our website starting March 29th.

The parish office is closed to the public as we practice social distancing. We invite you to call and leave your messages. We will return your calls in a timely manner. The parish will continue to publish the weekly bulletin. We will email a copy to the 527 email addresses that we currently have on our census. If we do not have your email address please call the office so we can add you to the list. You may also view the bulletin on-line at our website <www. Olgstratford.com>. Bulletins are available outside the parish garage in a folder box. Please read the bulletin for Up To Date information.

Offertory Donation – To make donations during this time of masses being cancelled please consider:

1. Mailing your donation to the Parish directly.

2. Dropping off your donation in lock box that has been installed outside the garage located next to the rectory sidewalk.

3. Go online to our EFT/Online Giving and sign up temporarily. Click here for the link.

Please call Stacey at the Parish Office (203) 377-0928 x13 with any questions or concerns.

Click here to read Bishop Caggiano’s letter to us, the faithful of the Diocese.

]Msgr. Ryan