OCTOBER: Women in leadership roles in the Church
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church, without falling into forms of clericalism that diminish the lay charism. Pope Francis – October 2020
No one has been baptized a priest or a bishop. We have all been baptized as lay people.
Lay people are protagonists of the Church.
Today, it is especially necessary to create broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church.
And we must emphasize the feminine lay presence because women tend to be left aside.
We must promote the integration of women, especially where important decisions are made.
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church, without falling into forms of clericalism that diminish the lay charism.
Return to Mass and Schedule:
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass in person remains suspended indefinitely, and the safety of our parishioners, clergy, staff and visitors is paramount. Please join us from home if you are considered high risk or are simply concerned about attending in person. For those attending church, masks and distancing between families are required. All of us need to do our part to make sure that our return to Mass is a peaceful and safe experience for all. Please take the time to read the instructions by clicking HERE. We ask everyone to follow these guidelines when attending Mass during this period.
NATIVITY BVM MASS SCHEDULE
Weekend Masses: Saturday - 5:00pm Vigil
Sunday - 8:00am & 10:00am (10am is also Live Streamed)
Weekday Masses: Monday through Saturday – 8:00am
Adoration will continue in the Church with the below schedule:
Monday through Friday 8:30am-8pm
1st and 3rd Sunday 2pm-8pm
Sunday with no baptisms 12pm-8pm
Confessions will continue each Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30pm.
*The Rectory Office remains open with revised hours. (M: 9-12, 1-4, T: 9-12, 1-3 W: 9-12, 1-4, Th: 9-12, 1-4, Fr: 9-12) To minimize unnecessary personal contact, please email our staff or call us at (610) 566-0185 for assistance whenever possible.
Catholic Speaker, John Kinuthia hosted a virtual retreat on 6/3. In case you missed the retreat, you can view the video on Facebook by clicking HERE. We hope that this event helped provide comfort and inspiration to our church community during these difficult times.