Archbishop Blair, Tuesday (March 23rd) announced that the closure of all churches will be extended at least through April 30th. That means there will not be any services here for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, or Easter Sunday.
But that does not mean there will not be any services. I am hoping to live-stream all of these services on Facebook as I did this past weekend. And it seems that we were successful in converting that post to a YouTube video, and it can be found on our parish website. We are working on making the audio better as well.
We have some other ideas we are processing as well, so stay tuned. And above all, let us pray for one another. I was truly moved by a letter from Fr. Rick in Haiti who said the candle burning before the Divine Mercy statue is for us! As hard as those people have it, compared to what we are going through, they are taking time to pray for us! Wow! Doesn’t that show us that we are in this together with everyone around the world, and that we have to pray for one another!
3/17/2020 - From the Office of the Archdiocese of Hartford
Unless it is already scheduled and planned, all funeral Masses are suspended. Additionally, wake services at funeral homes are not to be recommended. Priests are allowed to celebrate the “Rite of Committal with Final Commendation” at the graveside. Participation at such services should be limited to immediate family and close friends only, and their number must be in keeping with the limits established by the civil authorities.
A Mass for the repose of the soul of the deceased, as provided for in the Roman Missal, can be added to the parish Mass intentions and offered as soon as reasonably possible under the circumstances, or, if the family desires, a public celebration of this Mass at a later date can be contemplated.
Schedule of Televised and Streaming Masses
The television Mass is broadcast seven days a week at 10:00 AM on WCCT-TV (WB20) and WCTX-TV (MyTV9). It can also be seen Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 AM on WCCT-TV. The Mass can also be found streaming live at these times on http://www.ortv.org/streaming/streaming.htm.
The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is available from many local cable providers, including Comcast Digital, Frontier Fios, Cox Communications, and Cablevision. The daily Mass is televised at 12:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 7:00 PM. Various prayers and devotions are offered at different hours of the day.
Salt + Light TV
The daily Mass can be found streaming on https://saltandlighttv.org/live in English at 6:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 10:30 PM. It can be found streaming in French at 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM, and 5:00 PM.
The daily Mass can be found streaming on www.catholictv.org/watch-live at the following times: 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 11:30 PM.
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Pope Francis addressed an empty St. Peter's Square on the evening of Friday, March 27th. Below (link) are the words of his inspiring and insightful homily.
Homily of Pope Francis from Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Address & Blessing in Response to the Coronavisus Pandemic
Dynamic Catholic Event - Saturday, June 13, 2020 -
to be rescheduled at a later date
Dear Ministry Leaders,
These are anxious times, but we who follow Jesus are assured He is with us always. Thank you for wanting to continue to share that Good News with the children and families you serve. It is perhaps more important now than ever.
To assist you, we have put together a packet of free resources -- puzzles, Bible activities, worship bulletins on carefully selected topics and Scripture texts -- that you may share with members of your church or ministry community. We pray these will strengthen the families, and especially the young disciples, with whom you work.
May you also be strengthened as you serve in Christ's name!
The team at Children's Worship Bulletins