Important Parish Weekend Updates

!!UPDATE - 4/2/2020!! The Diocese of Allentown gave a directive that palms are not allowed to be distributed this weekend.  We are saddened by the news, but we want to keep everyone safe.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Palms will be blessed at this weekend's Mass, but will be refrigerated and saved for distribution after the pandemic.

 

If you ordered nut rolls or Gertrude Hawk candy, you may still come pick that up on Sunday between 9:00 am and Noon.  Simply drive up to the double glass doors (main entrance in parking lot) and stay in your car.  Someone will ask for your name and bring your items to you.

 

Palm Distribution CANCELLED on April 2, 2020.

Palm Sunday - This Sunday, April 5th is Palm Sunday.  Since there is no Public Mass, we will hold a drive-up distribution of blessed palm between the hours of 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM.  Simply drive up to the double glass (main entrance) doors and stay in your car.  Someone will hand you your palms.  If you would like to drop off your church envelopes at the same time, that would be great too!!

 

If you ordered nut rolls or Gertrude Hawk candy, that can be picked up at the same time.  Just give your name to the person who is handing out palm and ask to pick up your order(s).

 

Mass -  Also, remember to tune in to our Facebook Page this Sunday April 5, 2020 join Msgr. Finelli for another Live-streaming Mass.  Mass will be at 8:00 AM.

 

MASS - Although there are currently no public Masses and the Bishop has announced on March 27th that the suspension of  Public Masses in the Diocese will remain in place for the entirety of the upcoming Holy Week, April 5-12.  The Bishop said he made the decision only after prayerful reflection.  "I am pained to have made this decision." the Bishop said, "I certainly never envisioned that there would be a time when we would have to cancel public Masses for Holy Week and Easter.  However, it is the safest course of action for our region."

 

We encourage you to "join" Bishop Schlert for his live-streaming daily Mass here:  https://www.ad-today.com/live/

 

Other TV and Online Mass Options can be found here:  https://www.ad-today.com/ not-coming-in-person-here-are-some-tv-and-online-mass-options/.

 

CONFESSIONS - while there won't be any Saturday confessions as normally scheduled, confessions can be heard by appointment.  Please contact the Parish Office (610-433-6102) and leave a message for Msgr. Finelli.  All confessions will be heard outside on the parking lot.

 

ADORATION CHAPEL - Due to the "Stay at home" order issued by Governor Wolf and by the direction of Bishop Schlert, our Adoration Chapel is currently closed until further notice.

 

PRIVATE PRAYER IN CHURCHThis weekend (March 28 & 29, 2020) the main church will be open at designated times (see below) for private prayer for those wishing to spend time in our church in the presence of our Lord in the tabernacle.  Having this private prayer in the church, versus the Adoration Chapel, will better allow for proper "social distancing" between parishioners.   As a reminder, there will be no Mass said during this time.  We remind you to use your best judgement in entering the church.  For the safety of all:  If you have flu-like symptons, or are coughing and/or sneezing, please take special precautions or reconsider entrance into the church building.  If you wish, you may bring your own sanitizing wipes and wipe the pew area when you arrive and before you leave.  There is a trash can in the vestibule to dispose of your wipe.

 

CHURCH ACCESS THIS WEEKEND - Please use the main entrance doors off of the main parking lot;  no other doors will be unlocked.  The church will be open on Saturday, March 28 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Sunday, March 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon).

 

Please stay safe.  God Bless you and your families.