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Posts of 4/2/20
Holy Week plans:
  • Palm Sunday Masses are at 9:00 AM in Italian, 10:30 in English, and 12 noon in Spanish.
  • DUE TO THE LOCKDOWN THE DIOCESE HAS INSTRUCTED US NOT TO DISTRIBUTE PALMS ON PALM SUNDAY. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT IT WOULD DRAW TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO MAY CONGREGATE BY THE CHURCH. AFTER THE LOCKDOWN THE PALMS WILL BE BLESSED AND AVAILABLE FOR ALL.
  • On Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday we will not be streaming daily Masses.
  • On Holy Thursday the Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be streamed at 7:00 PM. This will not include the Foot washing, the Procession, the Altar of Repository or Tenebrae.
  • On Good Friday we will stream the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion in English at 3:00 PM and in Spanish at 7:00 PM.
  • Tri-lingual Stations will be streamed at 5 PM. PLEASE NOTE THEY WILL NOT BE DONE IN THE STREETS AS USUAL. WE WILL USE PICTURES OVER THE INTERNET FOR THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS.
  • We will not have the Blessing of the Easter Food.
  • The Easter Vigil will be celebrated at 7:00 PM without the Blessing of the New Fire and without any of the Sacraments of Initiation. These sacraments will be rescheduled for later in the year.
  • Easter Sunday Masses will be streamed in Italian at 9:00 AM, in English at 10:30 AM and in Spanish at 12 Noon.

Posts of 3/25/20
Bishop DiMarzio letter regarding request of Pope Francis that all Christians worldwide "to unite their voices toward heaven."
More information can be found at www.vaticannews.va

Live streaming of Italian Mass will begin Sunday, March 29 at 9AM

Posts of 3/20/20
The Bishop has given the Diocese a dispensation from abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent.

All public Masses, including Sundays and weekdays, are suspended. All scheduled Baptisms, First Penance, First Communion, Confirmation and other Sacraments are postponed. All Liturgies of Holy Week have been canceled. Confession for emergency situations is available by appointment only. Contact Rectory

The Church building is now closed and no longer open for daily adoration.

Live streaming of Masses begins Sunday, March 22:
  • Sunday - English at 10:30AM (rotating)
  • Sunday - Spanish at 12:00PM (Noon) (rotating)
  • Monday and Tuesday - 7:00AM (Fr. Liju)
  • Wednesday and Thursday - 9:00AM (Msgr. Ferrarese)
  • Friday and Saturday - 12:00PM (Noon) (Fr. Bill)

  • Sick calls will be attended to by a Priest. Funeral services and wakes are now not allowed.

    The Religious Education Program (CCD) and Our Lady’s Pre-School have suspended classes. Academy classes are also suspended; visit School Website for information.

    For more detailed information, view letter from Monsignor Ferrarese

    Sorrowful Mysteries Rosary Meditations

    English - Spanish - posted 3/15

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