Updates from Father Michael – July 4, 2020
Happy Fourth of July! – God bless you and have a safe weekend!
Mass Program – The 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass Program is attached. Download it and save it to your device or print and bring to Mass.
New Wireless Sound System – All is working well except the priest’s mic. It keeps dropping. Bobby from Monte Bros Sound is working on it but no solution yet. We may need to replace the priest’s receiver. So, this weekend we will set up 2 wireless speakers for music ministry and use the existing church speakers for the priest/deacon/lector. Thanks for your patience.
Rice Bowls – Please return them when you come to Mass this weekend.
Baptisms – They resume this weekend. Please contact Deacon Bill to make arrangements. Baptisms take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm – one family at a time. Our Baptism Prep takes place by mail and online – no “in person” during the pandemic.
The Holy Oils – Cardinal Dolan consecrated the Chrism Oil and blessed the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of the Catechumens on Friday, June 26 before the Ordination Mass. Our parish has received the Blessed Oils and they have been placed in the Ambry. We offer the Anointing of the Sick after any Mass. Just see a priest. We use a cotton ball so that we do not make physical contact. The Anointing and Last Rites can also be offered at home with proper precautions (call the Church Office). We strongly encourage you, if possible, not to wait until the last minute. Sometimes we get called out in the middle of the night when the Anointing could have easily taken place during the day. Of course, a priest will visit day or night in an Emergency.
Adult Sacraments – Because of the pandemic, we could not celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. Cardinal Dolan has given the priests of the Archdiocese permission to Confirm all RCIA candidates for Confirmation anytime in 2020. Father Connolly will celebrate these Sacraments at our regular Weekday Mass on Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 pm. Mass will be in church. Please pray for:
Patrick Rooney - Confirmation
Paul Rooney - Confirmation
James Traill - Communion and Confirmation