My Dear Fellow Parishioners,
Today is the Feast of Pentecost, the ‘Birthday of the Church.’ As the Holy Spirit came to Mary and the Apostles, so too we welcome it into our lives once again. He is our helper, the very gift that was given to us by Jesus to be an ever-present advocate in good times and in bad. May we be mindful of the presence of the Spirit that sustains us every day of our lives, especially as we live in these challenging times!
This week, the Archbishop has promulgated the following regarding re-opening of churches in the Archdiocese: DAILY Masses only as well as Funeral and Wedding Masses may be celebrated beginning June 8th. However, ALL CIVIL REQUIREMENTS regarding the maximum number of people in an enclosed area (50 maximum), social distancing, the wearing of masks, sanitizing of areas must be implemented until further notice. We will continue to provide the Sunday liturgy via Facebook and YouTube.
CONFESSIONS will resume starting Saturday, June 13th from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. in church. Masks, and social distancing will be required at all times while waiting for, during and after reception of the Sacrament. In all cases, please follow all directional arrows, markings and signs that will be posted in the vestibule and nave of the church. We must also refrain from any social gatherings in confined spaces until further notice. Please exit the church as soon as you have fulfilled your meditative time.
This coming week, St. Michael will be open daily except Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fall Festival and Raffle committee is discussing alternatives to a full-scale fair. More information will be forthcoming. Our Annual Raffle will go on as scheduled. If you are interested in helping with any of the raffle logistics, please call the church office.
Thanks to all who support our parish monetarily and to those using E-Giving. We now have 88 active accounts. God bless you for your generosity!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the re-opening practices or anything else, please don’t hesitate to call on me 203-231-9912 or call the church office for regulations and clarification.
And please, remember in your prayers the sick and those who have died due to this illness.
God bless! Deacon Victor