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All meetings, classes, and activities, including Masses have been cancelled.
OPENING FOR MASS:
Though we have not set a date to open for Mass, when do, we will be required to follow these regulations established by the Diocese — FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL: 1) If you are ill or have been ill, you must stay home. 2) Everyone entering the church must wear a mask. (Except small children—who should not come at this time.) Elderly and people with chronic conditions should not endanger themselves by coming. 3) On church property, six feet social distancing is required, (except a family group). 4) No Holy Water in the fonts. Seating will be arranged to maintain six foot distances. 5) No processions (including Offertory procession). 6) No singing is permitted, no hymnals, or books may be left in the church. 7) Collection baskets will be at doors — no passing of the basket. 8) No Sign of Peace, No offering of the Communion Cup. 9) Everyone will be encouraged to receive Holy Communion in the hand. Eucharistic ministers will be required to sanitize their hands after a person receives on the tongue. 10) Line to receive Communion will be single file, respecting six foot distances. 11) If you use the lavatory, you are asked to sanitize the surfaces. 12) Everyone must exit in an orderly, socially-distance manner as soon as Mass ends—no visiting/conversing in the church building.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED:
Volunteers are needed to form teams of people *** to ensure everyone entering wears a mask or has their nose and mouth covered, to help people locate seating where permitted to keep the six foot distance, and to assist with the discipline of the line for Holy Communion. Also, ***to disinfect the pews, kneelers, common surfaces and the restrooms AFTER each Mass.
TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER:
Please send an email or call the parish office. Watch these announcements for a meeting that will take place before we open. WE MUST HAVE PEOPLE helping with the discipline (as mentioned above) AND people to disinfect for each Mass. Suffice it to say: If we do not have a sufficient number of volunteers for a given Mass, that Mass will not be offered for the duration of the pandemic. Parish contact info: 216-641-2829 email@example.com
ONLINE GIVING TO OUR PARISH IS NOW AVAILABLE
You can now make your offertory donation to our parish using a secure online link set up by the Catholic Community Foundation. All monies will be directed to our parish. To make your online donation, go to www.catholiccommunity.org/offertory and select our Parish Name from the dropdown menu. Please consider giving an amount that is equal to or exceeds your monthly offertory contributions. Your generosity is needed – and appreciated – now more than ever.
Even if you don’t itemize your taxes, because of the new stimulus package passed by Congress, all donations up to $300 for individuals and $600 for married couples are tax-deductible.
Take seriously the mandate of the governor to stay home. It is imperative. This is a dangerous situation. Let’s not fall into the trap of thinking “it will never happen to me”. We are ALL vulnerable.
PRAYER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MARY DURING THE PANDEMIC
“We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God”.
In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your protection. Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future and the consequences for the economy and employment. Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the Father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew. Plead with your divine Son, as you did at Cana, so that the families of the sick and the victims be comforted, and their hearts be opened to confidence and trust. Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the front-line of this emergency, and are risking their lives to save others. Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity and continued health. Be close to those who assist the sick night and day, and to priests who, in their pastoral concern and fidelity to the Gospel, are trying to help and support everyone. Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus. Support national leaders, that with wisdom, solicitude and generosity they may come to the aid of those lacking the basic necessities of life and may devise social and economic solutions inspired by farsightedness and solidarity. Mary Most Holy, stir our consciences, so that the enormous funds invested in developing and stockpiling arms will instead be spent on promoting effective research on how to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future. Beloved Mother, help us realize that we are all members of one great family and to recognize the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need. Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer. Mary, Consolation of the afflicted, embrace all your children in distress and pray that God will stretch out his all powerful hand and free us from this terrible pandemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course. To you, who shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope, do we entrust ourselves, O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.
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Opportunities of Liturgy on TV or Online
The diocese is live steaming Mass daily at 9:30 AM on the diocesan website, and on the weekend TV Mass will be available on the diocesan website at 4:00 PM Saturdays. Mass will also be on Fox 8 WJW at 6:00 AM Sundays and on Cox Cable at 11:30 AM Sunday on channel 45.
Catholic Radio Station
AM 1260 The Rock broadcasts the Diocese of Cleveland Mass at 10:30 AM Sunday and at 4:00 PM Saturday. The Mass from EWTN is broadcast at 8:00 AM Sunday and again at 5:00 PM Sunday and weekday Masses each weekday at 10:00 am. You can listen 24/7 on radio on our website at https://am1260the rock.com or through our mobile app. Catholic radio is here to sustain you in these days of isolation and uncertainty.
Daily Three Minute Retreat
The retreat is available at https://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer
New Choir Members
New Members are always welcome! Share your talents!!! If you are interested in joining the choir, please see Wayne Slota.
Partnering with MetroHealth and the City of Cleveland to offer No Charge medical services. Vaccines, exams, pharmacy and more. Call 216-201-9325 for information or visit medworksusa.org
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