PENTECOST SUNDAY 2021
With the celebration of Pentecost this weekend, the Easter Season comes to an end and the Church is once again empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the mission of Jesus Christ “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you. And know that I am with you always, until the end of the world!” (Matthew 28: 18-20) May we take up the challenge and be consoled by the presence of the Risen Lord through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Congratulations to these adults who are being Confirmed today at the 11am Mass: Matthew Blitch, Lidia Boyadjieva, James Hoban, Kristen Myers, Alexandra Tutino, Lawrence Ward, and Brennan Zerba. Thanks to Matt Zemanek for leading them through the process to this great day.
Wearing Masks at Mass
I am now quoting from the statement of the Diocese of Orange, dated May 13, 2021:
“Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) new guidelines, fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask for Mass. However, those who are not fully vaccinated, including children, are still asked to wear a mask to ensure the health of all our parishioners.”
A Call for Hospitality Ministers
As we move back into the church for Masses on the weekend of June 5-6, we need to bolster our wonderful Hospitality Ministry in order to welcome, to serve, to assist, and to provide the best worshipping environment for our parish community. This new title of the ministry encompasses what we used to call “ushers” and “greeters”. I hope you will consider offering your time and your smile at the Mass you usually attend so that all can be welcomed and all can be served at our weekend liturgies. Please contact Jim and Sylvia Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the parish offices (249-4091) and leave your contact information. Training and mentoring will be provided! Thanks for considering.
ENDING OF SUNDAY 12pm Holy Communion Drive Through
The last Sunday for this will be May 30th; after that, those who cannot come to Mass due to illness, may certainly call the parish and we will come to you at home. God bless you.
Please be aware that I will NEVER email parishioners asking for financial help for me, nor for gift cards for anyone…..these scams are rampant; be aware and do not respond to them!
Msgr. John Urell