"In the sight of angels I will sing your praises, Lord" (Psalm 138)
Hello, Guardian Angels Family, May 21
1. Weekend Masses – Are you flexible?
Last weekend the parking lot Masses went well. Attendance went up by one-third. The weather is supposed to be good on Saturday, but the forecast for Sunday is in flux. Our ultimate goal is to let the most people have an opportunity to attend a live Mass safely and receive Holy Communion. So the schedule is different this weekend—two Saturday Vigil Masses, one Sunday morning. Please contact your friends to make sure that they know the changes.
Saturday, May 23, 4:00 p.m. Confession/Adoration is from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. in Bakhita Hal
Saturday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 24, 10 :00 a.m.
Note: we are watching the Sunday weather. We have to protect the Eucharist and the sound and video recording equipment. Obviously, we have to think about the wind and temperature. There will be a 10:00 a.m. Mass regardless, whether it is inside the church or outside. If we choose to go inside, we will probably allow 40 people to come in—20 in church and 20 in Bakhita Hall. We need volunteers to stay in their cars and wait for us to signal them to come into the church for Holy Communion. Those in cars could watch the Mass streamed via Facebook. Also, they can read the readings and see the homily summary. Thanks for your sacrifice in advance for those who volunteer; you get to receive Jesus as your reward!
2. Weekday Schedule for the next three weeks
Tuesdays, May 26, June 2, June 9, 8:00 a.m. Mass, followed by a Holy Hour
Wednesdays, May 27, June 3, June 10, 4:00 p.m. Holy Hour, followed by a 5:15 p.m. Communion Service
Thursdays, May 28, June 4, June 11, 8:00 a.m. Mass, followed by a Holy Hour
3. Novena to the Holy Spirit
The novena begins on Friday, May 22. You can find it here.
4. Fr. Joseph McLagan substituting for me
Most of you know that my Sabbatical (a time to pray, study, and rest) was cancelled due to the current crisis. I will drive to Kentucky next week to see my mother, brother, sister and their families and the rest of my relatives. I will also do a funeral Mass for my Uncle-godfather (who prayed a Rosary each day for me), as he died recently. I will be back in place by June 12. In the meantime, you will have Fr. Joe McLagan (Chaplain, Holy Family HS) for the next two weekends (May 30-31, June 6-7). Also, he will do the 8 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday Masses (May 26, 28, June 2, 4, 9, and 11). Deacon Tim will lead a Holy Hour and Communion Services on Wednesdays.
Fr. Alan and I had a good meeting today. He gave me all annulment paperwork, which happened to be at his house. Now that I have all the paperwork, I am here to assist anyone seeking an annulment—former cases and new.
Peace of Christ,