Parish News

Parish News

News, press releases, statements from the Bishop, & updates regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

 


October 15, 2021

The Disciple Maker Index Survey is Open!
Please Read and Help!

MAP - Mission Alignment Process

It’s official! The Disciple Maker Index Survey is open
and we need your help

Please help us participate by completing a 10-15 minute survey as soon as possible.

  • Select the link below:
  • There are also opportunities to complete the survey after daily and Sunday Mass and you can obtain a paper copy in the parish office.

The survey will only be available from October 14 through November 21 and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow.  All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole.

We are trying to get the highest response rate possible.  This information will be invaluable to our Parish community and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be.  We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.

Thank you for helping with this important project!


August 4, 2021

COVID-19 Parish Reopening New Worship Protocol

AUGUST 4, 2021: For the most up-to-date and reliable information on the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Understand the coronavirus situation is fluid and the diocesan staff will provide new guidelines whenever guidance from our local public health professionals necessitate.

Practice Social Distancing Guidelines


Practice Social Distancing Guidelines

We’re excited to see you and so are your fellow parishioners but please maintain a six foot distance from each other.

Pew Seating


Pew Seating

We ask that you leave one pew between you and others. Please limit pew seating to only members of your household.

Limited Contact Masses


Limited Contact Masses

We’re limiting physical contact throughout Mass. Offertory baskets may be located at a main entrance, worship aids are single use, there will be no exchanging of the sign of peace and we encourage you to consider receiving the Eucharist in your hands, rather than on the tongue.

Cloth face coverings are required


Cloth face coverings are required

at all times in the building.

Thank you for your cooperation


Thank you for your cooperation

We are so thankful to be celebrating Mass with you in person after so many months. Our new protocol puts the health of you, your loved one and our staff first and ensures we can celebrate Mass safely.

Many Blessings!


June 29, 2021

Bishop Calls Catholics “Home” to Eucharist

“How I have longed to celebrate this Passover with you” (Luke 22:15). When people ask, “Why should we go to Mass?” I answer, “Because Jesus is waiting for you there in the Church, and He wants to be with you — right there — in the Holy Eucharist.” It is about a personal encounter with Jesus that we have as individuals AND as a community, in the celebration of the Mass. The celebration of the Eucharist is the time and place where we can allow Christ to love us, and we can return His love.

Knowing this, how could anyone stay away?

Read the Pastoral Letter   


Return to the Eucharist

El Obispo llama a los catolicós “hogar” a la Eucaristía

“Cómo he anhelado celebrar esta Pascua con ustedes” (Lucas 22:15). Cuando la gente pregunta: “¿Por qué debemos ir a Misa?”, yo respondo: “Porque Jesús te está esperando allí en la Iglesia, y quiere estar contigo —allí mismo— en la Sagrada Eucaristía”. Se trata de un encuentro personal con Jesús que vivimos como individuos Y como una comunidad, en la celebración de la Misa. La celebración de la Eucaristía es el momento y el lugar en el cual podemos permitirle a Cristo que nos ame, y podemos devolverle Su amor.

Sabiendo esto, ¿cómo podría alguien permanecer alejado?

Lea la carta pastoral aquí