HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2021
RECONCILIATION MONDAY - 3/29/21
Priests will be available in both OLA & SMSS churches from 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm for confessions.
This year the Sacred Triduum will be celebrated differently than in past years due to the pandemic. Differences will be noted below for each of the days.
HOLY THURSDAY - 4/1/2021
7:30 pm - Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
At both OLA & SMSS
Pandemic Restrictions: Washing of the Feet is not permitted.
Repository is not permitted.
The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed in the tabernacle. The church will remain open until 10:00 pm for those who would like to make a visit.
GOOD FRIDAY - 4/2/2021
At both OLA & SMSS
3:00 pm - The Passion of the Lord
Pandemic Restrictions: The customary Veneration of the Cross by kissing or touching is not permitted.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS ON GOOD FRIDAY will be at 12:00 Noon at SMSS & 7:00 pm at OLA.
HOLY SATURDAY - 4/3/2021
8:00 pm - Solemn Vigil in the Holy Night (Easter Vigil)
Pandemic Restrictions: New Fire & Paschal Candles will be blessed and lit in the sanctuary of the church
Candles & Easter Water will not be distributed.
We are, however, blessed to be welcoming a new member into the Church and we will witness her Confirmation, Marriage, and First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil. So in addition to celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord from the dead, we also witness the new life of risen Jesus, that continues to work in and through the Church!
EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD - 4/4/2021
Masses will be celebrated at OLA Church at: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 Noon. There will be no evening Mass on Easter Sunday.
Masses will be celebrated at SMSS Church at 9:00 am & 11:00 am.
At all of the Masses and Services above the usual pandemic restrictions remain in place:
Social Distancing in Effect
Mask/Face Covering Required
If you are not feeling well, please stay home and seek medical attention.
MASSES IN TIME COVID:
The requirement for Catholics to attend Mass on Sunday remains suspended. if you are uncomfortable about gatherings in large groups or are in the category of being especially susceptible to the Corona Virus
please feel free to stay home and watch Mass on TV. If you are sick, please stay home and seek medical attention.
Social Distancing in effect.
Face coverings required.
50% Capacity of the Church
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS: - Monday - Friday ONLY: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Face Covering required to come to the office. Please follow the directions on posted signs.
Please follow the directions on all posted signs.
Pews are closed off to seating with others open for seating all marked by the use of blue tape and signs. Seating will be only permitted on the ends of the pews. This will avoid people from having to climb over others, compromising the six-foot distancing. The priests/deacon will come to you for Holy Communion. By standing you will indicate your desire to receive Holy Communion. This will avoid the necessity of the six-foot separation on a Communion line. The pews at both churches are long enough to allow for the six-foot separation between congregants. Families and couples will be allowed to sit together.
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Our Lady of the Assumption, pray for us!
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Pray for us!