Message from Fr. Joe (4/2/20)

Important stuff from Most Sacred Heart

Dear beloved parishioner –

In the midst of all that swirls around us in light of the Coronavirus, we are SO grateful to be connected to you in Christ – wherever you are! (If you know anyone who is not receiving our email blasts and would like to, please email the parish office and we’ll add them to the list.)

Please know that we will again celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Saturday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am; and from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. We ask that you enter the side courtyard door closest to the parking lot.

Holy Week This Sunday, we begin the week we call ‘Holy’. It is meant to be different than the rest.

ALL services will be online; AND they will be powerful and important.

For Palm Sunday, beginning Friday at noon we will have blessed palms in a container outside of church. They are there for you to take for your household to pray with us on Palm Sunday and beyond. They will remain there until Holy Thursday at noon.

On Holy Thursday, we celebrate the amazing gift of the Eucharist. Fr. Joe will lead our service which starts at 7:00 pm.

On Good Friday, we encourage each household to have a cross which you could use for Veneration and/or for the Stations of the Cross. We will have two services:

  • At 3:00 pm, Fr. Joe will lead a special Stations of the Cross which he wrote. (It is ‘family friendly’ and I think you would like it).
  • At 7:00 pm, Fr. Leo will lead the evening liturgy – the MAIN Good Friday service – which includes the proclamation of the Passion and the Veneration of the Cross. Both services will remain online afterwards)

On Holy Saturday, you can join us at 8:00 pm. We will NOT be able to Baptize or Receive the newest members of our faith so this will be an Easter Sunday Mass. Should you prefer, you could live-stream the Easter Vigil Mass from the Cathedral.

For our Easter Sunday Mass click on our webpage to join us. Feel free to wear your Easter finest!

Financially, we thank everyone who has been so faithful in your support of God’s work here! You are helping us make a real difference. You can do that by giving online; mailing your contributions; or putting them through the mail slot at the rectory door.

For all the good that you are doing these days that no one will ever know: Thank you!

Here’s today’s “Thought for the day”, a short ‘Fr. Joe video’:

His granddaughter taught him to pray like this…

Most importantly, please know that we love you,

Fr. Joe, Fr. Leo, the Deacons
and staff at Most Sacred Heart