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Monday-Friday: Suspended until further notice.
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Saturday - No Mass
Sunday - 8:30am & 5:30pm - English
12:00pm - Portuguese
Novena to St. Jude - 5:30pm
Distribution of palms!
Dear Sisters & Brothers,
Despite the difficult days that we have been experiencing with COVID-19, the season of Lent has perhaps become a bit more meaningful, albeit trying of our patience. With social distancing and self-isolation becoming commonplace, we have been living perhaps in 14 day stretches a type of experience that Jesus experienced during his 40 day in the Judean desert. It isn’t pleasant for us! It wasn’t pleasant for Jesus either. Nonetheless, our fervent hope is that as Jesus’ 40 days came to an eventual end, the end of our social drought will likewise end sooner than later.
Next Sunday the Christian world will celebrate Passion Sunday, also known as Palm Sunday. Even though we will not be able to come together to celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem, we will nonetheless be having the annual blessing of palms and their distribution. Fr. Albino will bless the palms privately at St. John of God, and I will privately bless the palms at both St. Dominic and St. Francis of Assisi. Next Sunday morning between the hours of 9 and 11, assuming that the weather cooperates, the palms will be handed out in the parking areas of the three respective parishes. People may drive through and receive the palms through their car windows. No one is to stop and get out of their cars so that the giving of palms may be as quick as possible, and likewise to avoid traffic backups. Palms will be given at the rear of SJOG .. drive into the parking lot on the rectory side of the church and exit on the other side street. At St. Francis of Assisi, come in the normal driveway and proceed around the back of the church to the outgoing driveway. Palms will be near the exit.
At St. Dominic, palms will be at the tree behind the rectory. Come in at the church entrance of the parking lot and exit on the opposite side. PLEASE TO NOT stop to make small talk with those who are handing out the palms so that we do not have backups. With a two hour time frame, everyone who wishes to pick up a palm branch should have the ability to do so. And if people do it quickly, albeit safely, there should be no problem whatsoever. Should you need more than one palm to take to a parent or elderly friend, just say so!
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Classes are cancelled for the remainder of the year. First Holy Communion is on hold until further notice. Parents will be notified.
Bishop da Cunha has stated that the Sacrament of Confirmation will be postponed until further notice due to the Coronavirus. Parents will be notified about the rehearsal date and Confirmation date. All to be announced at a later date. Also, all Confirmation 1 & 2 classes are cancelled for the remainder of the year. Keep safe and God Bless.
Joe & Joy Viveiros
The Lenten Fish Fry sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, has been cancelled.
Saint John of God Community Meal Ministry is cancelled until further notice.
Pope Francis's Prayer To Mary During
O Mary, You always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen. Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.