|Saturday||4:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.|
(1st, 3rd & 5th Sun
*Adoration open to all – until the Adoration Chapel opens; ** Holy Mass at Moquah
Sunday after 9:00 a.m. Holy Mass and Monday – OLL church is closed for cleaning & maintenance
OLL Church open Tue to Sat from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the personal prayers and devotions.
Some of the Best Practices Opening Churches for Masses:
Regarding funerals, Sacraments of Initiation (RCIA), Baptism, 1st Communion and weddings are open and we will follow “Ashland Cluster-Best Practices Opening Churches for Masses,” but not yet Confirmation, fundraisers/bingo, funeral luncheons, or any gatherings other than Mass - these are on hold at this time by recommendation of our Bishop.
Thank you for your generosity in giving Sunday offering envelopes that help us to pay our bills. I know that we live in a time of great financial insecurity, but I know that we also need more of your generous financial stewardship for time, talent and treasure to your parish. I ask you to please consider how generous you can be at this time.
In closing, I want to quote from Bishop Powers’ words from the circular (June 3rd).
“I want to once again ask your patience and understanding as we gradually return to the great gift of the Holy Mass. Don’t be surprised when the church doesn’t look exactly like it did the last time you were there. Let us give thanks, praise, glory and honor to our God as we can at this time; and let us surrender ourselves in the loving arms of the Crucified Risen Christ who offers us the gift of Himself – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.”
Yours in Christ and Mary,
Fr. Jerome D’Souza
June 15, 2020
Dear Cluster Parishioners,
Peace and Joy to all of you!
Thank God, we are spared by the mercy of God and continue to be under the loving and protective care of our Mother Mary. Within a few months our world has turned around and facing something not normal, we know that it eventually will become a new normal. As parish communities, we held on to our faith and most of us prayed in unconventional ways. How hard it is for our children! We have been travelling less travelled roads on our faith journey. It has surely deepened our faith and our family in prayer. We have passed through a critical phase of the virus pandemic, but our battle is not still over. We shouldn’t forget and say that everything is over, and I say it is ‘not over.’ We have a lot to do and a lot to accomplish to put everyone into a safe and protected place.
The businesses are opening with a lot of precautions; families are getting out with limited plans; tourists are starting to return to traveling. There have been global strenuous efforts to get a vaccine and more viral treatment. We pray that there will soon be a success story to hear.
Bishop Powers, in his Circular Letter, dated June 3rd, stated that,
“At this time, I am happy to announce that IN THOSE PARISHES THAT ARE READY, we will officially begin the public celebration of the Mass the weekend of June 6-7. IN ORDER TO BEGIN CELEBRATING MASS, PARISHES MUST BE ABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED IN THIS LETTER. Parishes will be opening for Masses as the Priests/Leaders serving them feel they are ready. In clusters, this will probably mean a gradual opening of the smaller parishes. I beg you to be patient and respect your Priest’s/Leader’s decision to open or not. Their decisions are being made with your best interest in mind.
For those places that feel they are ready to open, Priests may begin celebrating weekday Mass this week if they wish to. Check your parish website or other parish information source to see if your parish will be opening or if there will be a daily Mass this week.
Before going into the guidelines, I want to once again state:
I have attached separate sheet: outlined from Parish Leadership Meeting “Ashland Cluster - Best Practices Opening Churches for Masses” following the guidelines from Bishop’s letter.
Tue, Wed, Fri – 7:30 a.m. Holy Mass
|Thu – 8:30 a.m. Holy Mass||Mon – 8:30 a.m. Holy Mass**|
|Thu – 7:30 a.m. Communion Service|
|Fri – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Adoration*|