May 22, 2020 Updates - Message from Fr. Jenson on Masses
Live-Streaming Mass from Ss. Peter & Paul this Sunday, May 24, @ 10:00 AM
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From Fr. Jenson:
Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
I bring you news of great joy! Archbishop Hebda has decided to move ahead with larger numbers of people than just ten being allowed to attend mass. Effective this Tuesday, the 26th, we will be enlarging the Sign Up Genius for masses. Currently, only ten people can sign up for weekday mass at St. Thomas. When you go on the Sign Up Genius to sign up to attend a mass, you will find all the possible slots available. You may then sign up your whole household for one pew. This will allow up to several dozen people to attend mass. The pews have been numbered at St. Thomas as we began daily masses for just ten people this week. Pews will be numbered at Ss. Peter and Paul before next weekend’s mass. We will make 1/3 of the pews available with two empty pews between each available pew as social distancing rules are still to be observed. Please be patient through the weeks as we work toward possibly setting up more complex seat assignments to fit more people in church. Face masks are encouraged.
Beginning next weekend May 30/31, we will add back a Saturday evening mass. Currently we have mass only on Sunday at 10:00AM. Now we will have a mass at 4:30PM at the church which will not have the Sunday morning mass which is live-streamed. The Saturday mass time will remain at 4:30PM regardless of which of our churches it is held at. That means that next Saturday, May 30th, we will have a 4:30PM mass at Ss. Peter and Paul as the 10:00AM mass will be at St. Thomas. The next week the Saturday evening mass will be at St. Thomas and rotate between churches as the Sunday mass does. We will continue to live-stream mass on Sundays for those who do not yet feel safe to come into a group of people for an extended period of time as we do for mass. Communion will still be able to be received outside of the rectory as well. We will add more weekend masses back as we see that people are feeling safe to come to church in numbers that these two masses cannot accommodate. Full sanitizing and social distancing protocols will continue to be observed, and again, face masks are encouraged.
For those over age 65 or whose health is compromised, you are still encouraged to remain at home and watch the streamed mass and sign up for communion outside the rectory. However, the choice is yours. If you would like to attend mass, I would encourage you to bring your mask.
This is a most welcome development for us all. I encourage you to watch our website and Flocknote emails for any further developments as there will no doubt be some, and especially when more masses will be added on the weekend. The Lord is watching over us and will lead us out of this darkness into the light of full day once again. God bless you for your patience and firm belief in our Lord Jesus Christ during these very strange days.
Fr. Glen Jenson
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Bulletin - May 24, 2020
on Friday, May 22 at 10:43PM