Effective through April 14, all meetings, ministries, groups, and non-essential activities on campus are suspended, cancelled, or postponed.
This includes parish Religious Ed classes, prayer groups, Bible studies, Adoration, and Lenten events and retreats.
Additionally, ALL masses until then are CANCELED OR CLOSED to the public
. We will continue to live-stream the the daily and Sunday 11am masses (at which
lectors and altar servers will be present with the priest) to the
There will be no other weekend masses
The Church will remain open during the day for private prayer, but gatherings (even of small groups) to pray are discouraged.
Note that these cancellations proceed through Holy Week and Easter
. We will offer as many resources as possible to engage you in the home as we are unable to come together as the Body of Christ at this important time of year.
Scroll down for info on viewing our masses or others around the diocese from your TV or online.
will be by appointment only. All
Weddings and funerals
may still take place, but must have immediate family only in attendance.
At this time,
First Communion and Confirmation
are scheduled for May and thus unaffected. We will continue to monitor these as time progresses.
The parish offices will close at 5pm on the weekdays
, they will remain open for the normal 9a-2p on weekends. Parish Social Ministry remains closed this week. It and the food pantry will reopen next week, but the Thrift Store will remain closed until further notice.
During this time, we expect that there will be a high demand in our food pantry, and we ask that everyone be as generous as possible and continue to donate food items for distribution to those in need. We recommend you bring donations directly to the parish office during open hours.
We also are reliant on the income generated from our weekly collections. As previously noted, you may drop your contributions at the parish office when it is open or take advantage of our online giving platform (more info below).
We know this information may come as a shock to many of you, and we are deeply sorry to have to restrict access to the church and our sacraments, however, we remain committed to everyone's health and safety as we cooperate with Church and government officials.
Please know that we are keeping you in our prayers and ask that you continue to pray for our Church and the world in these uncertain times
(scroll to the bottom for a prayer by Pope Francis in light of the Coronavirus pandemic)
The Clergy and Staff of Blessed Sacrament