Reflections with Fr. Mark
Dear Parishioners,

In our faith journey across the ages we are given the Memorial of Pontian (Pope) and Hippolytus (Priest), martyrs.  Today’s saints suffered in exile together. Once a Pope and a theologian, they had been exiled by the Roman Emperor Maximinus to Sardinia to work in the mines.  There they would die.

Today, we are very much aware of the many peoples around the world that are exiled from their home or home country.  Let our prayers rise for them, especially those separated from family and loved ones.  And, in a way, we are exiled from our physical church during this pandemic. 

Let us be understanding of these times and keep faith without judging one another or making it even more difficult for those who are already struggling.

God bless those who are longing for home.

Blessings,

Fr. Mark
'Drive-thru' Confessions Resume this Saturday

'Drive-thru' Confessions will resume on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 1:00 pm and continue at 1:00 pm every Saturday until further notice. Please wear a mask and drive through the church parking lot where you will be directed through the back alley to approach one of the priests who will hear your brief confession from outside the passenger side of the car.  

If there are multiple people in the car, the passenger/s may exit and stand at a safe distance and we will come to them after hearing the driver’s confession. This is not a prolonged counseling moment: we want anybody who wants a brief confession following these months of lockdown to have the opportunity, so please be prepared and expedient. Please drive out safely the rear gate onto Live Oak Avenue.
Missalettes Available for Home Use

Missalettes will be available for parishioners to pick up for use at home
at the Communion Reception Line beginning Sunday, August 16. The line is open Sundays, 10:00-10:45 am.

Due to safety concerns with the Covid-19 virus, we will not be using the missalettes and music issues in the Church for the remainder of the year. Donations gratefully accepted.