As of now, please know the dispensation remains in effect for all parishoners.

All who are age ___and up and who have any underlying health conditions are encourage to practice stay at home 

In addition, those who do not feel safe are also encouraged to practice the stay at home.

Anyone exhibiting the following symptoms

: List symptoms, should also practice stay at home

Those who will attending will be required to wear mask, disinfect, etc. 

Please check back here for updates on when we will begin celebrating Mass.

Thinks to keep in mind:

  1. Tomorrow is Holy Saturday and not the day of Glory

  2. The community is invited to unite with  Father Franco at 6:30 pm by meditating on the Passion of the Lord, as he celebrates the service.

  3. Here are some videos that you are invited to watch to help you meditate on the Lord

Ways you can delve deeper into the mystery of the Paschal Triduum:

  1. Partake of the Mass with devotion(dress like if you were at Mass, sit, stand and kneel the way you would at Mass and most importantly listen)

  2. Meditate on the readings for the day

  3. Pray the rosary

  4. Study the Catechism of the Catholic Church

  5. Study the life of a Saint

  6. Get to know yourselves and your family

  7. Pray for one another, for the world, and especially for the doctors and nurses.

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Let us recall the invitation we are invited to contemplate.

ALL SOULS DAY

Often times, we fall short in living as children of God and so we are invited to remember all the faithfully departed and to pray for them.  We recognize God's love and mercy in allowing them to go to purgatory for not loving as they should.  

We contemplate our own lives, seeing the error of our ways, the times we didn't love the way God invited us to love.  We are invited to repent and turn back to God.  We practice loving our dearly departed by praying for them and offering other acts in reparation for their sins.  Recalling to mind that they can no longer do good for themselves and can only pray for us.

Let us recall the invitation we are invited to contemplate.

All Hallow's Eve is the day before All Saints Day.  As Catholic Christians we are invited to remember that our goal in life is to know God, love God and to serve God.  We are invited to live our life in a way that is pleasing to God so that one day we can be with him in Paradise.  

Let us seize the opportunity to contemplate our own lives and avoid getting caught up in the worldly ways these feast days.

 

ALL SAINTS DAY

Invites us to contemplate the Saints and to learn more about them.  They were human just like you and me, except- they learned how to cooperate with God's grace and to do what is pleasing to God. 

Upon dying they went through the following 3 steps to be to be canonized as Saints.  

1) Venerable- recognized by the Pope to live a life of Heroically Virtuous life or offered their life.

2) Blessed-One miracle must be acquired through the candidate's intercession in  addition to recognition of heroic virtue or offering of life.

3) Canonization-A second miracle is required after Beatification.  The Pope may waive these requirements.  A miracle is not required prior to a martyr's beatification, but one is required before canonization.

A Saint is someone who has been formally canonized by the Catholic Church as sharing eternal life with God and therefore offered for public veneration and imitation.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Read about the life of the Saints

 Watch a movie about the life of the Saints 

Dress up as your favorite Saint and have family members guess which Saint you are

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