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Posted May 31, 2020

May 31, 2020
Pentecost Sunday

 

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

 

              We celebrate today the glorious Feast of Pentecost.  We recall that day, 50 days after the Resurrection, when the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary were huddled together in prayer, still a bit uncertain and apprehensive, perhaps tempted to some fear, but hopeful in the words that Jesus had spoken to them before His Ascension, that He would send to the “The Advocate”, the “Spirit of Truth” to guide them always.

 

              And then, it happened! 

 

              As our First Reading today tells us from the Acts of the Apostles, “suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:2; 4)    Their lives were forever changed. Now, they were not fearful or hesitant, but strong and bold in their proclamation of Christ.

 

              In these times, we can be tempted to fear and uncertainty.  The continuing effects of the COCID-19 Pandemic attack us with hesitancy, apprehension, and worry.  But the Holy Spirit has been given to us.  He is the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the “personification” of the infinite love shared between Father and Son.  His work is to animate us in the very life and love of Christ.

 

              The Catechism of the Catholic Church shows to us the centrality of the action of the Holy Spirit in our lives; that the mission of Christ and that of the Holy Spirit is a “joint mission” meant to bring us into the unity of God: “The Spirit prepares men and goes out to them with His grace, in order to draw them to Christ.   The Spirit manifests the risen Lord to them, recalls His word to them and opens their minds to the understanding of His Death and Resurrection.  He makes present the mystery of Christ, supremely in the Eucharist, in order to reconcile them, to bring them into communion with God, that they may ‘bear much fruit’”.  (CCC #737)

 

              And so even now, we are to live in that power of God, in those fruits of the Holy Spirit of which St. Paul writes, “charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity.” (Gal 5:22-23)

 

              Let us pray to the Holy Spirit so that we may overcome those temptations so prevalent in these difficult times in the words of Saint Augustine: “Breathe into me, Holy Spirit, that my mind may turn to what is holy.  Move me, Holy Spirit, that I may do what is holy.  Stir me, Holy Spirit, that I may love what is holy.  Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may preserve what is holy.    Protect me, Holy Spirit, that I may never lose what is holy.”

 

              Happy Pentecost Sunday.  See you next weekend.

 

Father Hahn

 

Posted May 29, 2020

Watch video of Father Hahn's Announcement concerning opening on June 6

 

MASS RESTRICTIONS BEGINNING SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2020

 

            Last Sunday, I announced at the end of Mass, that Bishop Gainer has directed us that we can resume public Masses beginning next Saturday so I have written to all in our Parish and posted on our Website a letter summarizing how we will celebrate those Masses beginning next Saturday evening.

 

            As I explained, our Masses, at least for some time, must be celebrated with specific restrictions in place.

 

            First, all persons attending Mass must wear masks.  We all have them and we will have some available if you don’t have one.

 

            Second, we must maintain six feet separation between any person that is not an immediate family member.  Families, of course, can be together, but please, a person cannot come to Mass and sit or stand closer than that six feet separation that has become a part, which we pray will soon end, of what is called our “new normal”.

 

            Our capacity in our Church will be about 1/3 of our normal large Sunday Mass attendance.  We will have certain pews roped off and, if we fill up the Church, either Father Logue or I will be in the Narthex to direct those persons arriving to the Gym where the Mass will be televised.

 

            The Holy Eucharist will be distributed after Mass is concluded.  Father Logue and I will wash and sanitize our hands, wear a Mask and then stand in the front of the Church.  As we always do, we will start with the first pew and move to the rear.  Please maintain the six-foot separation and we will have colored disks on the floor to highlight that separation.  When you come forward, please remove or slide down your mask and you can receive, as usual, in the hand or on the tongue.

 

            We will have a “Bulletin/Worship Aid” for all that will have the Readings and some of the Responses along with the Opening Hymn.  Please make sure to take that Bulletin/Worship Aid with you when you leave Mass.

 

            Because we are required to clean the Church after every Mass, we had to change the times of our last two Masses on Sunday.  Our Saturday evening Mass will remain at 4:30 p.m. and we will celebrate our first Sunday morning Mass at 7:30 a.m. but our two later Masses on Sunday will be at 9:45 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

 

            Regarding Confessions, Father Logue and I are not permitted to hear them in our Confessionals so we are preparing the School Gym for them.  Also, our times of Confession have changed.  We will hear Saturday morning Confessions before the 9:00 a.m. Mass not after itWe will hear Confessions on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. in our School Gym and then from 3:00 p.m. until 4:15 p.m.

 

Father Hahn

 

Posted May 18, 2020

Please read a letter of encouragement and direction from Bishop Gainer regarding Yellow Phase reopening.

 

Posted May 11, 2020

Please read a letter from Father Hahn regarding Confirmation date change to September 26.

Posted May 10, 2020

May 10, 2020
Fifth Sunday of Easter – Mother’s Day

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

            There is a saying that is so well-known to all of us and which I have thought about often over these past weeks: “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

 

            These tragic times have created an unprecedented “absence”.  Of course, first and foremost we mourn the loss of life and pray for those who have died and their loved ones.  But for all of us, our daily life has been disrupted in unimaginable ways.  We’ve been separated from family and loved ones.

 

            We have suffered from a most profound “absence” in our spiritual life, in our inability to be together for our celebration of the Holy Eucharist.  My heart aches each day that this separation continues.  I miss all of you, seeing you and your beautiful families, witnessing your great faith and love, gathering in joy to receive our Risen Lord in the most precious Gift of the Holy Eucharist.

 

            Earlier this week, Bishop Gainer issued a Directive by which, adhering to a number of restrictions and procedures, our Parish Church can soon be “opened” and our Public Masses resumed.  The projected date that this will occur is the “second weekend” after the effective date that State Officials have determined that a County can proceed into the “Yellow Phase” and will include “Diocesan Guidelines.  Click to read all of the Diocesan Guidelines.

 

            While the exact date of our “re-opening” is still uncertain and probably at least a month away, I cannot describe the joy I felt when reading our Bishop’s Directive.  We will post on our Website and send a follow up mailing to all our Parishioners with more detailed information as the time of our “re-opening” approaches.

 

            Special thanks to all of our faithful who have continued in their sacrificial giving to our Parish.  You inspire me so much and I especially pray that God will bless you and your loved ones for your great generosity.

 

            Father Logue and I send our best.  We pray, that amidst this pain, our hearts have grown “fonder”, longing for our Lord in the Holy Eucharist and treasuring our loved ones.  May this time of suffering only unite us more to Christ who suffered for us, so that all of us might have eternal life in Him.  And on this Mother’s Day, we pray earnestly for all, but especially our mothers, who show us so beautifully the selfless love of God.  Sustained by the greatest gift that God has given to us, the gift of faith, may we persevere together, always living the life and love and truth of Christ.  God bless you.

 

Father Hahn

 

 

Posted April 10, 2020

 

Good Friday; April 10, 2020

 

“Do not be afraid!  I know you are seeking Jesus the crucified.   He is not here, for he has been raised just as He said.”          (Matthew 28: 5-6)

 

              These words will not be heard today, on this most solemn and somber day we call “Good”.  But they represent the culmination and the ultimate meaning of all the words we will hear today; the Lord’s Passion and Death from the Gospel of Saint John.

 

              Of course, this year is like none other.  The ravages of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the dramatic restrictions that have been imposed have left us isolated and separated.  We can feel those words of the Psalmist uttered by Jesus on His Cross, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?”  And yet, the meaning and the intelligibility of all of the events of our Lord’s life and His death, and all of the events of our lives, cannot be found without our looking beyond today and its sufferings to what comes following Our Lord’s suffering.  For this Sunday, we will hear that some women came to the tomb and were greeted there by a “great earthquake”, an angel whose appearance was “like lightning” and then hearing these words, “Do not be afraid!”

 

              I want to share with you just a brief personal reflection from this morning as I sat in my Living Room in deep prayer for all of you, our Parish Family, in this inconceivable reality of not being together for these days.

 

              I gazed upon three “works of art” which adorn the walls.  The first is a print of Raphael’s “Disputation of the Holy Sacrament, a gift from our former Parochial Vicar, Father Dan Richards.  It depicts that famous fresco that hangs in the Vatican, showing the Monstrance with the Blessed Trinity above, Mary and John the Baptist on either side; the saints and patriarchs and prophets, all is a celestial gaze of adoration and love.  The second is a framed photo of Michaelangelo’s Pieta, that I purchased and gave to all of my family upon my first pilgrimage to Rome in 2006.  Arguably, this sculpture of our Blessed Mother holding the lifeless body of Jesus, is the greatest piece of art ever created. The third, a print of the Shroud of Turin, given to me by my sister, Mary.

 

              In these images, I saw this movement in these days of our Triduum.  Raphael’s work referencing that wondrous celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper last evening and the ineffable Gift of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, this Gift that I pray with all my heart we will soon share again.  Michaelangelo’s genius, then depicting what we will recall today.  And then, that shroud that could not contain our Lord when He burst from the tomb on that first Easter Sunday.

 

              My prayer is that all of you, in your mediations over these days, may be touched too by the infinitely loving hand of God, that He may fill you with His consolation, His grace and peace.  That even in these seemingly desperate times, we might see all our suffering is meant to be united to His, which leads us in and beyond all that suffering to the incomparable joy of His Resurrection, that never ending life and love He desires to share with all of us.  Happy Easter.

 

Father Hahn

 

April 10, 2020

Please read an Easter Letter from Bishop Gainer to the faithful.

 

Posted April 2, 2020 - An Act of Spiritual Communion
An Act of Spiritual Communion
Monstrance
My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from you.
Amen.

 

An Act of Spiritual Communion Printable Prayer Card

Posted March 31, 2020
Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

“Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.”  (Romans 12:12)

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


Two days ago, I mailed out a Letter to all in our Parish with these words reiterated.  They are just few words from Saint Paul, with three simple exhortations, to “rejoice in hope”, even in these dark and perilous days, to “endure in affliction”, to seek and to know that God will give us the courage to endure in all things even in these dire circumstances, and then to “persevere in prayer”,to take advantage of this forced “down time”, to spend it in deep and intense prayer and communion with our Lord.

 

As we announced last week on our Parish Website, Father Logue and I continue to celebrate our “private Mass” each day in our Daily Chapel, with two of our Parishioners joining us as a Server and a Reader.   If you are in good health and would like to be added to this list, please call me at 717-808-7366, and we will attempt to accommodate all requests as best as we can.  Our Masses are celebrated Monday through Saturday, at 9:00 a.m., with our Sunday Mass beginning at 9:15 a.m.   These Masses are livestreamed on our Parish Youtube Channel, found on our Website.

 

On Thursday, March 26th, Bishop Gainer announced that no public Masses will be celebrated for Palm Sunday, Holy Week or Easter.  In his Announcement, he expressly shared the “deep hurt” he feels, which of course all of us share, but noted that it would be “irresponsible” of him to open our Parishes.

 

We will celebrate Palm Sunday Mass at 9:15 a.m. and palms will be blessed and made available to the faithful at a future time.  Father Logue and I will celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at 7:00 p.m.; then the Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday at 3:00 p.m. with Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m.; our Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00 p.m. on Holy Saturday and our Easter Sunday Mass at 9:15 a.m.

 

Just yesterday, subsequent to the Governor extending the “Stay-at-Home” Order until April 30th, we received further directives from our Diocese.  Those most pertinent are the following: “For counties under a “stay-at-home” order, Funerals, Baptisms, and the Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance are not allowed, and all Confirmations are postponed”.  Of course, in the danger of death, one may always receive the Sacraments, and if any parishioner is in dire need, please either call me on my cell phone (717) 808-7366 or Father Logue (717)825-8175.

 

These are indeed most difficult times and we pray for all affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic and in a special way for all doctors, nurses and health care providers.  I thank all of you for your prayers and Father Logue and I assure you of ours.  I also want to especially thank all our generous parishioners, who even in this time of great difficulty, have mailed in their Weekly Offering or contributed through our WeShare Portal on our Parish Website.

 

Although we will still be separated on Easter Sunday, Father Logue and I long to be with you soon, God willing, during that glorious Easter Season in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, to share in great thanksgiving, that fullness of Easter joy.

 

Father Hahn

Posted March 27, 2020

Pope Blessing & Plenary Indulgence Today and Parish Live Streaming Schedule Announced and Homebound Resources Available

 

Invitation from Pope Francis

This Friday, March 27, at 1 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. in Rome) via a live video stream, Pope Francis will be imparting the Urbi et Orbi blessing and granting a Plenary Indulgence to all those who participate. The blessing will be live streamed on the Vatican News website (www.vaticannews.va) at 1 p.m. All members of the faithful are encouraged to participate in this special event. Please help us spread the word. Read more about it from this memorandum from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

 

Live Stream Schedule on our Parish YouTube Channel:
Friday Stations of the Cross live stream at 7:00PM. Read Along.
Sunday Mass live stream at 9:15AM.
Sunday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament live stream 2:00-3:00PM.

 

Holy Week Homebound Participation Resources

Read a letter from Father Joshua R. Brommer regarding available resources to produce worship aids for homebound parishioners during Holy Week. Stations of the Cross Printout.


Posted March 23, 2020

Please read an important letter from Father Hahn regarding cancellation of our 21st Annual Let's DANCE Celebration.

Posted March 22, 2020

Letter from Father Hahn


Fourth Sunday of Lent – “Laetare Sunday”

“Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.”  (Romans 12:12)

 

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

Just four weeks ago, these brief words from Saint Paul were spoken to me and about forty other priests by a saintly Capuchin Priest who was leading the Annual Retreat that I attended.  They were given to us as a “theme” of the Retreat, that priests needed to follow this insight of Saint Paul so to lead God’s holy people in their paths of sanctification and grace.  That Capuchin could not have known of the dramatic situation that would come to the world shortly thereafter.  How obvious it is now, that we face this global pandemic of the COVID-19 Virus, that all of us need to hear and strive to heed this admonition of Saint Paul.

 

On Monday, March 16th, our Bishop issued a Directive suspending the celebration of all public Masses and other Liturgies and Devotions, and directing that all Churches be closed.  Over the past few days, there have been some further clarifications to permit certain exceptional celebrations, such as Wedding and Funeral Masses, with a limit on those attending, as set forth by Government guidelines.  Furthermore, Bishop Gainer has indicated that Confessions may be heard in a setting that insures the safety of the priest, the penitent and all the faithful.

 

As many of you know, I travelled to Florida last week to celebrate the Funeral Mass of a dear lifetime friend.   After several of my intended return flights were cancelled, I was able to return late Friday.  Each day, I was in communication with our Parish Staff, trying to establish how we would navigate these changing circumstances and challenges.  And so, as of tomorrow, March 23rd, we will observe the following schedule.

 

  1. Beginning on March 25th, Father Logue and I, or one of us, will celebrate a “private Mass” beginning at 9:00 a.m. and “livestream” it to the “Parish YouTube Channel” with a link on our Website that will either be actually “live” or will be posted immediately following the Mass, i.e. at approximately 9:30 p.m.  These Masses are NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC as per Bishop Gainer’s directive.

  2. Bginning on March 25th, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, two lay persons of good health (no need to be currently serving as a Reader or Extraordinary Minister) may volunteer to serve as the Server and Reader and respond to the Prayers of the Priest at a  Daily Mass.  We are opening this opportunity to the fewest number possible so as not to increase the likelihood, however remote, of any transmission of any virus but also do not want to exclude those who might desire to serve.  If you wish to be a Server or Reader at the Mass, please call Father Logue (717-825-8175) or me (717-808-7366) or e-mail him at frslogue@stleos.org.   If the number of those desiring to assist is relatively few in number, we will schedule those who have contacted us.   If that number is many, we may have to abandon this possibility so as not to include some and then exclude others.

  3. As Parish Penance Services have been cancelled, Father Logue and I, or one of us, will be available for this Sacrament in an outside area under the Canopy of our Main Church, on Thursdays through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  As always, one can call either Father Logue or me any time to schedule this Sacrament of God’s Mercy.

  4. Our Friday Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with our Recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet will NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, although these devotions will also be “livestreamed” and available on our Website.

  5. Father Logue and I will con-celebrate one Sunday Mass at 9:15 a.m. which will be “livestreamed”.  Again, this Mass WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

 

All of us know how difficult all of this is and yet, we are called to persevere in the joy Christ.  I want to especially commend our School Principal, Mrs. Chris McLean, and all of our Teachers and Staff who continue in our “remote learning program.”  I thank our Parents and our Children for their dedication and I commend to our families, your viewing of our “Livestream Masses”, particularly on Friday, as we would normally do as part of our normal School Week.  Note that the homily that day will be tailored, as it normally is, to our School Children.

 

There are countless resources available through the Internet and in all of our traditional Catholic books.  I encourage all to seek those that may suit each of us in our personal preferences.  I urge all to commit time to the reading and reflection of Sacred Scripture and other Catholic reference books.  I commend to you the daily recitation of the Rosary.  It has long been for me the place of great comfort where Our Lord’s Blessed Mother gives me here tender care and love.

 

As I have travelled on an Airplane after March 13th, Diocesan Protocols require that I wear a face mask and monitor my body temperature for the next 14 days.  Please do not be startled as I have no discernible symptoms of the COVID-19 Virus but am simply following those Protocols.

 

In all of this, we return to those words of Saint Paul.  We rejoice, in that sure and certain hope, that God guides and permits all things according to His infinitely wise and loving will.  We endure in this great affliction, knowing those powerful words of Saint Teresa of Avila, that we should let “nothing disturb us, that all things are passing and that God alone suffices.”   And we persevere in prayer, in these difficult times in that place that is always open for us, that “room of our hearts” where Jesus lives, where He has promised to always remain and abide with us, so that we may know, even now and always, that power of His Presence and His Peace.

 

May God continue to bless all of us in these times of great trial so that all our sufferings, might unite us more fully to the One who suffered for us so that we might have eternal life in Him.

 

Father Hahn


Posted March 20, 2020

Confessions Schedule

 

Confessions will be available for those in serious and urgent need on Saturday, March 21 at 3:00 PM in the main church. Please enter through the front doors and follow the instructions on the signs.


Posted March 18, 2020

Memorial of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

 

To all Parishioners:

 

On behalf of Father Logue and myself, we want all of our Parishioners to know that even in these difficult circumstances, we are all united in the most strong bond possible, the bond of our Faith in Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord, in His Mystical Body that is His Catholic Church. Each day, Father Logue and I are celebrating our Private Masses for all in our Parish, in our Diocese and all in the world during these tumultuous times. Each day, we are praying and fasting, united with all in the Liturgy of the Hours and in our private prayers and devotions.

 

As some of you know, I traveled to Florida late Sunday night to celebrate the Funeral Mass of Ray Anater, the father of Tom Anater, one of our Parishioners and a lifetime friend of mine. As of today, my return plans are still in somewhat of a state of flux as much air travel has been cancelled. Please pray that I will safely return tomorrow or Saturday.

 

We have decided that one of us will share with you each day a brief reflection of the Day's Readings that will be posted on our Website hopefully by 10:00 a.m each day. Tomorrow, we have the great Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Patron Saint of the Universal Church as we seek his powerful intercession in a special way. Also, we will be downloading the Sunday Private Mass so that all can view it. Be assured of our care for each of you and our prayers for all.

 

Please note that while all public celebrations of the Sacraments have generally been suspended, all parishioners who are seriously ill or in danger of death should not hesitate to call either Father Logue or myself on our cell phones that are on our office voice mail numbers. Please be assured that pastoral care to those in dire need is never suspended.

 

Our Faith must guide us at times such as this. We must persevere in that Theological Virtue of Hope, given to us in Baptism and in the joy of our life in Christ. As the Psalmist writes with such elegance and power, "This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118) Please pray for me as I and Father Logue pray for all of you. As we anticipate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph tomorrow, may he and his immaculate spouse pray for all of us that each day, in whatever struggles and joys that are ours, that God's grace may fill all of us with His power and His peace.

 

God bless you.

Father Hahn

 

Resources for Spiritual Life in the Absence of Community

Spiritual Communion Explained

Spiritual Life in the Absence of Community for Kids Video

Sunday Prayer at Home


Posted March 16, 2020

Bishop Gainer Joins Fellow Pennsylvania Bishops in Temporarily Suspending Masses

 

Today and effective immediately until further notice, Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, out of great concern for the health of the faithful and in union with the Bishops of Pennsylvania, has temporarily suspended all daily and weekend Masses in the Diocese of Harrisburg. Additionally, Bishop Gainer has suspended all public liturgies and devotions, and has asked that all churches and chapels be closed, including all perpetual adoration chapels.

 

Bishop Gainer made this decision after careful consideration of the recommendations from public health officials, and out of great concern for the health and well-being of the faithful, our clergy and parish staffs, given the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

 

“For Catholics, the Eucharist is the source and summit of our life in Christ, strengthening us to remain firm in our faith as we journey through this life. Making this difficult decision to temporarily suspend Masses and close our churches was not made lightly,” said Bishop Gainer. “Rather, this decision has been made after careful discussions and considerable reflection on the advice being provided from healthcare professionals. I deeply care for all those members of my flock. As chief shepherd, it is my duty to see to their spiritual health, and now in these challenging times, also to their physical welfare. I continue to pray for all those impacted by this virus, for our medical professionals caring for the ill and for all people facing these uncertain times. I also pray for the intercession of our Blessed Mother, Mary, health of the sick.”

 

A listing of live broadcasting and/or recordings of Masses from parishes throughout the Diocese is available on the Health Alerts page of the Diocesan website, www.hbgdiocese.org. Daily and Sunday Masses are also available from EWTN on Comcast channel 291 in the Harrisburg area, or online at https://video.ewtn.com/daily-mass.

 

Additional resources for parishes and the faithful will be available, also on the Diocesan website, in the coming days. These resources will include ways the faithful can continue to keep holy the Lord’s Day.

 

Please visit the Health Alerts page of the Diocesan website, www.hbgdiocese.org, for the most up-to-date information regarding the Diocese’s response to COVID-19, including a listing of Diocesan event cancelations and postponements, as well as additional COVID-19 prevention measures and recommendations.


Posted March 13, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and to be consistent with what seems to be the guidance from our federal, state and local governments, all non-essential activities of our Parish are immediately suspended until further notice.

 

Our Diocese has established the period of time from March 16 through April 15 as the time in which all Confirmations have been cancelled. Furthermore, effective on March 16, all School Masses and School Stations of the Cross have been cancelled. Also, all Parish Penance Services are cancelled.

 

All PSR classes are cancelled until further notice.

 

All sports activities are cancelled until further notice.

 

The school will follow the directive ordered by Pennsylvania Govenor Tom Wolf and close for the next ten business days, until Monday, March 30. This will allow us to re-double our efforts to thoroughly clean and disinfect all areas of our school and also allow for our seachers to receive further instruction on "Distance Learning", which will be needed for our Flexible Days of Instruction.

 

Essentially, our Parish will continue with its normal schedule in only two areas: Our Daily and Sunday Celebrations of the Holy Eucharist and our Saturday times for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. Because of the cancellation of our Parish Penance Services, Father Logue and I will soon publish additional times in which the faithful can receive the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.

 

May our Divine Physician, Jesus Christ, fill us with His strength, His healing and His peace in these trying times and may Mary, the Mother of God and our Mother, intercede for us to bring all of us closer to her Son.

 

God bless you.

Father Hahn