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"Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth"
Our recently formed parish Faith Formation Team has begun the process of re-imagining our Faith Formation Process in the wake of the Covid 19 Pandemic. We are meeting to develop a family centered, life-long process of faith formation. While much planning remains to be done, we know we will be moving from a classroom to a virtual format for our presentations. Individual and family based activities will be incorporated into our Faith Formation sessions.
Fr. Gerry and Nancy Rudek also are working together to see how best we can schedule the celebrations of Confirmation and First Eucharist in the coming months.
More information will be made available as this process continues.
Since we have begun celebrating Mass once again during the pandemic, our week day Mass schedule is Monday and Wednesday at 9:00 am. Please refer to the protocols below before coming to church. People attending Mass during the week are asked please not to come to Mass on the weekend, so as to allow those unable to be with us during the week to have space in the church. Thank you very much.
DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR MASK!
Unfortunately, once again the video player stopped recording part way through the homily this morning and so I am unable to post this week's Gospel proclamation and homily. My Ipad storage has now been upgraded, so the problem should be solved. Hopefully all will go well next Sunday!
As the Church slowly moves into Ordinary Time, we are all too aware that this time is anything but ordinary. Nothing is as it was, and probably never will be again, including the way we gather and celebrate the Eucharist.
While Bishop Cote has slowly begun allowing daily Mass to be celebrated no earlier than June 8th, no date has yet been set for when we will begin gathering here at All Saints. I have begun meeting with my Advisory Council to establish the appropriate implementation of our diocesan guidelines, which also are in compliance with the guidelines issued by the state of Connecticut. When we are as sure as possible that these guidelines can be well implemented an opening date will be announced. Note, however, that our celebration of the Mass will be different than it was when last we gathered. All changes that will be in place will be announced prior to our re-opening date so everyone will be aware of what to expect and can plan accordingly. An important point to remember, of course, is that everyone still is being asked to stay at home, especially those in categories deemed most at risk. My hope is that everyone will take this very seriously, and act upon the church's teaching to respect the life of all, especially the most vulnerable. We are, after all, pro-life people. It is important now that each of us acts upon this belief.
During these difficult days, we continue to pray for our sisters and brothers throughout the world, especially those most affected by Covid 19 and the violence that is occuring across our country.
During these days of pandemic our parish needs your donation more than ever. Although Mass is not being celebrated publicly and we are unable to gather as a community of believers, we still need to maintain the parish and pay all of our bills. To make a donation click on the image above or the link below and fill in the form that will appear. If you would prefer, please send a check to the rectory. All donations will be recorded for tax purposes. Thank you very much for your continued support of our parish!!
THE CELEBRATION OF SUNDAY MASS WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED FROM ST. BERNARD CHURCH IN ROCKVILLE AT 10AM SUNDAY MORNINGS. ALSO, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE (BLESSEDSACRAMENTCT.ORG) FOR THE SCHEDULE OF WEEKDAY MASSES.