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Entries for July 2020

A Message from Msgr. Maniscalco
Once again thanks to all who attended our Masses last weekend.  I said weeks ago that we had to go through Purgatory before reaching the heaven of celebrating together again as we once did.   We have had a Purgatory of limited space in church and chapel and procedures that seem strange and even unwelcoming.  None of this is being done except to make you safe.  Given the disease's unpredictable behavior, I would feel irresponsible not to take these steps.   Registering for Mass each week is a burden.  But one phone call or entry...

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A Message from Msgr. Maniscalco
Once again thanks to all who attended our Masses last weekend.   I am happy to tell you that we are adding a 10:30AM Mass in the church for this coming Sunday.  Before I give you the rest of the schedule of Masses, I would like to thank all of you who are coming to Mass, for your cooperation with registering in advance, checking in, having your temperature taken and following the directions of our ushers, and also wearing masks.  As I write in my message for this week: Who are those masked people?  For now, they are the People of God.   ...

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A Message from Msgr. Maniscalco
Once again thanks to all who attended our Masses last weekend. Before I give you the schedule of Masses, I would like to thank all of you who are coming to Mass, for your cooperation with our volunteers who are checking in our Mass attendees and our ushers who are helping you be seated.  This cooperation makes a tough situation easier to bear. Thank you also for being willing to register for Mass each week.  Doing this we can avoid turning anyone away from our church or chapel with their currently limited space. Please join my thanks to the devoted effort...

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 Highlighting St. Thomas the Apostle School
Our St. Thomas the Apostle School shifted gears quickly during the COVID-19 crisis to meet the educational, emotional, and spiritual needs of students and their families.  Last week the diocesan Office of Communications released an article describing this good work.  To read all about it, click here.

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Church Bells Ring

Posted on July 08, 2020 in: General News

Church Bells Ring
Church bells have been the traditional way to summon the congregation to worship. In the Catholic tradition they are also rung at 6:00AM, 12NOON and 6:00PM to invite Catholics to pray the Angelus. In our parish, we ring the Angelus twice, at 12NOON and 6:00PM.   In the current crisis we are taking advantage of our carillon technology to invite those within the sound of the carillon to pray in their homes. Our carillon now plays these hymn tunes at the times indicated:   11:00AM - Be Not Afraid 1:00PM - All Glory, Laud and Honor 3:00PM - Amazing G...

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A Message from Msgr. Maniscalco
Once again thanks to all who attended our Masses last weekend.   We are making a change in this weekend’s schedule.  Instead of a 12:30PM Mass in the chapel, we are scheduling a 9:30AM Mass in the chapel for this weekend.  The schedule for July 11-12 will be: 5:00PM Saturday in the church 7:30AM Sunday in the chapel 9:00AM Sunday in the church 9:30AM Sunday in the chapel 11:00AM Sunday in the chapel 12:00NOON Sunday in the church There will not be a 12:30PM Mass this Sunday in the chapel. Due to limited capacity, please mak...

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