Father Steve would like to encourage parishioners to pray the Stations of the Cross together in spirit on Fridays at 3:00 or 7:00 p.m.
Below is a message from Father about the current situation:
Dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ,
Unfortunately, there will be no Masses available for the general public at this time due to the threat of the coronavirus. The church and parish office are closed. Please keep checking this website for current updates.
Private Masses will be offered for our current Mass Intentions everyday (this includes weekends as well). These Masses may be offered at any time that day at the church or off site (in my private chapel). Please know that my Mass offered on Mondays will be reserved for all our parishioners.
Finally, refer here to our church website for more information on availability of televised Masses, or to assist in praying the stations of the cross, etc., and, of course, to be updated on the latest news regarding our current situation.
Let's pray to Our Lady of the Mountains to help us through this time of great adversity. She will lead us ever closer to her Son Jesus, Our Savior, for direction, strength, and healing in His most Holy name. Amen.
God Bless You,
Please click here to read updates from the Diocese of Manchester regarding the coronavirus.
Please click here to access a list of resources available for livestreamed and televised Masses, and Stations of the Cross.
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Monday, 30 March:
For all parishioners
Tuesday, 31 March:
For Fr. Steve's personal intentions
Wednesday, 1 April:
For Richard Klement
Thursday, 2 April:
For Msgr. Gerry and Father Lou
Friday, 3 April:
For Frank and Margaret Smith
Saturday, 4 April:
For all those affected by the Coronavirus
For Rollie Vigeant
Sunday, 5 April:
For Elaine Hennigan
For Italo and Sara Catignani
Pope Francis’ Prayer To Mary
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Letter from Father Steve: 3/28
Hope you are safe and healthy!
Unfortunately, the decision to cancel confessions today was a result of added concerns to be even more vigilant in dealing with the threat of the coronavirus. The focus, for sure, is truly the health and well-being of all.
Our spiritual health and well-being is of utmost importance, too. This is why I hope to offer confessions again— possibly next Saturday. Also, I may add/or change some of the ways in which it was originally planned to offer the sacrament to ensure more of a safe setting. So, please stay tuned for more information.
Speaking of more information, last evening I received more information from our diocese in regard to Holy Week celebrations and how they are to be implemented. Deacon Jack and I are in the initial stages of planning, which may include live streaming. This certainly, too, will be strange (I must say) without the presence of a congregation, but we can all unite in spirit, with the celebrations to take place at their scheduled times.
I hope you took advantage of uniting together in spirit, too, in Rome in gaining the possibility of a plenary indulgence from the Holy Father’s Urbi et Orbi blessing— I did! And was truly moved by his words of hope and faith over fear. Perhaps you were too.
Finally, Please take care! And know you are in my thoughts and prayers! And, again, please read the latest here on our website for more information during this most challenging time in our lives.