My Dear Parishioners,
I want to echo the congratulations offered to Miss Graciela Cohen, by Mrs. Maria Lennon our parish Music Director, also in this week’s bulletin. Mrs. Lennon gave an excellent description of the awards given to our young, but gifted parishioner. The Peter LaManna Scholarship and the AMCAP service award are two very distinguished honors. It has been a real joy seeing this young lady grow in her musical talents and we have benefitted greatly from them. Please join me in congratulating her.
I want to thank all those who continue to support our parish throughout this pandemic. Whether you are able to join us for Mass in person, online, or via the radio, it is important to recognize that we are still a community. It is easy to forget that given the present circumstances. Thank you to those who still are dropping off your envelopes in the rectory door mail slot, in the collection box in the back hallway – by the crucifix, or online. While we did receive the PPP Loan, to assist us during the crisis, the money only goes so far.
When I made adjustments to the Mass schedule, I did it hoping that we would soon be able to get back to our regular routine. At present, there is no indication when that will be. The retired priests from Regina Coeli are still not permitted to assist, and while I have enjoyed having my friend, Fr. Tim Christy, help out on occasion, I realize that this is not a long-term solution. Therefore, I am considering making the following adjustment to our schedule. While none of this is official, I am publishing it in order to hear your response. Please let me know what you think about the proposed schedule.
Daily Mass: Monday thru Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
Confessions: Saturdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Vigil at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
In the past, I have received several requests to move up our Vigil Mass time and I thought this might be the ideal time to do just that. Also some people have mentioned that they really miss the former 8:30 Mass. While there is no way to please everyone, I thought that this schedule seemed reasonable.
God Bless you,