March 2020- Catholics in China
Today, the Church in China looks to the future with hope. The Church wants Chinese Christians to be truly Christians, and to be good citizens. They should promote the Gospel, but without engaging in proselytism, and they need to achieve the unity of the divided Catholic community. Let us pray together that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.
Covid-19 Update 3/27/2020:
Dear Parishioners, The Archdiocesan Office for Divine Worship issued a document on March 24 in anticipation that the current suspension of public Masses due to the restrictions on public gatherings of any size will likely remain in effect during the holiest time on the Christian calendar. The Full Article can be viewed HERE.
In the midst of this pandemic, we as a parish, are trying to respond accordingly in being of service to you and in providing opportunities to continue the nourishing and nurturing of your faith. We will be streaming the Holy Week celebrations on the internet. Details will be provided via email, Facebook and the parish website.
Currently, the Church is open every day from 8am-8pm for Adoration and prayer. The schedule will be revised during Holy Week.
Sunday, 4/5 Palm Sunday: Mass will be livestreamed at 10am. The church will be open for Adoration and prayer from Noon-8pm.
Monday, 4/6: The church will be open for Adoration and prayer from 8am-8pm. Confessions will be heard in the Church from 7-8pm.
Tuesday, 4/7: The church will be open for Adoration and prayer from 8am-8pm.
Wednesday, 4/8: The church will be open for Adoration and prayer from 8am-8pm. Confessions will be heard in Church from Noon-2pm.
Thursday, 4/9 Holy Thursday: The church will be open for prayer from 8am-4pm. There will be no exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until Easter Sunday. Mass of the Lord's Supper will be livestreamed at 7pm.
Friday, 4/10 Good Friday: The church will be open for prayer from 8am-1pm. There will be no exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until Easter Sunday. Celebration of the Passion of the Lord will be livestreamed at 3pm.
Saturday, 4/11 Holy Saturday: The church will be open for prayer from 1pm-8pm.
Sunday, 4/12 Easter: The Easter Mass will be livestreamed at 10am. The church will be open for prayer and adoration from 1pm-8pm.
Monday 4/13: The church will be open for Adoration and prayer from 8am-8pm.
Again we are praying for you and your family. If there is anything you may need, even just to talk, give us a call or email us. God Bless, Fr. Bell
*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.
Word on Fire will offer online daily Mass from Bishop Barron's chapel, celebrated either by Bishop Barron himself or by Fr. Steve Grunow, CEO of Word on Fire.
The video will be posted below at 8:15am ET each day.