Dear Folks,

 

Latest From The Archdiocese – The use of masks is encouraged.  All of those distributing communion must wear masks.  Read The Full Statement

Rescinding The Dispensation – The obligation for Sunday mass attendance returned as of June 12 & 13.  To read the full statement click on the following link –Rescinding The Dispensation.

The Steering Committee – To continue rebooting a variety of committees and activities we will need the help of volunteers. This includes Sunday morning coffee and donuts, visitation of the homebound,  jail ministry, and a variety of small groups that meet for reflection, prayer, and outreach.

Take time to pray during this special time.  Seek to follow the way of Jesus as we move forward.    Make a visit to our Gethsemane Chapel.   

To read this weeks pastor’s corner, click Pastor’s Corner.

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Reconciliation  – A reminder that the regular time (3:30-4:15 pm on Saturday) for the Sacrament of Reconciliation continues to be available but has moved back to the Reconciliation Room.  

Covid 19 and Mass Attendance – With the drop in cases, hospitalization, and deaths there is a note of optimism emerging.  As vacinations continue to increase there is even more reason to be hopeful.  However, this is not a time to relax and take the recovery for granted.  Like a group of people swimming across a lake, everyone need to stay focused and keep swimming till everyone’s feet can stand firmly on the shore line.  If some stop swimming a hundred feet from the shore line while still in deep water they run the risk of drowning.  Let’s stick with the best practices preventing the spread of covid 19 – wearing of masks, social distancing, and washing of hands.  We want everyone reach the safety of a covid free shore.

Some have asked why there is less music and the lack of the creed during mass.  Archdiocesan guidelines asked us to keep mass as short as possible since the length of time that one is in the public is a key factor during the pandemic.  So, the creed, the offertory procession, entrance procession etc. have been dropped.  Other thins such as music has been shortened. https://docs.google.com/a/stroselions.net/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=c3Ryb3NlbGlvbnMubmV0fHBjLXN0cm9zZXxneDoxMDhiN2YxOTcyMWY0ODY3  This is also available at www.archindy.org

Community Room – As we continue to open up parish activities and ministries, let’s remember the Community Room (former garage).  It is available to civic groups in our community.  It is a part of our outreach ministries to the community that we are called to serve.  If you know of or are a member of a civic group that needs a place to meet, the room is available.  The guidelines for the wearing of masks and physical distancing would need to be followed.

Remember the 6 P’s – Prayer, Prevention, Protection, Patience, and Perseverance – Not Panic

           

Fr. Steve