Daily Update for Friday, March 27
Mar 27, 2020
For the next two weeks, the parish office will be closed to the public and minimally staffed to support essential operations and emergency pastoral needs.
In accordance with the statements of the governor and the archbishop, we will continue to livestream all scheduled Masses to provide for the spiritual needs of our community. The support for these Masses will be minimal and strictly voluntary.
Please see below for information about Confession and Adoration, and please watch and share these daily updates for additional information or changes.
- The Lenten Penance Services scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at St. Albert and Monday, April 6, at St. Michael have been cancelled
Sacraments and Prayer
Funeral Details for Deacon Steele. Dcn. Greg Steele’s funeral will be Wednesday, April 1, at 11 AM. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed, but only his children and their spouses may attend in person. Visitation and burial will both be private. A memorial Mass and luncheon will be scheduled as soon as the virus containment measures are lifted.
Livestreaming of Mass and Stations of the Cross Continue. Stations of the Cross will be livestreamed tonight at 7 PM, as will all scheduled weekend Masses. Access the livestream here, and if you experience any issues, contact Jim Thorp at [email protected].
Curbside Confessions Through the Weekend. Outdoor confessions will continue tonight (Friday) 6-7 PM, Saturday 7:30-9 AM and 3:30-4:45 PM, and Sunday 9:30-10:15 AM. Please follow the signs and cones in the parking lot.
Adoration Continues. Perpetual Adoration continues in the main church, with additional precautions communicated and posted earlier in the week. Access the livestream here.
Special Indulgence Available. The Archdiocese has shared information on a new plenary indulgence the Church is making available to the faithful as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. To learn more about indulgences and this beautiful opportunity:
- Read through this informative overview
- Check out this quick visual guide
- Watch this video from Archbishop Hebda
Study and Formation
EFC Update. Currently we hope the Extreme Faith Camp will still happen as scheduled this summer. On Friday, Youth Ministry issued an update to all registered families, including revised fundraising and payment details. Please pray that we can hold camp as planned!
Online Holy Week Retreat. The Archdiocese is inviting all the faithful to participate in a free, week-long, virtual Holy Week Retreat beginning Palm Sunday, April 5, and culminating with the Easter Vigil Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Paul on April 11. Details are available on the Archdiocese Holy Week webpage.
Free Men’s and Women’s e-Conferences. Free online conferences for men and women, featuring outstanding Catholic speakers from across the country, are scheduled for the first week of April. Register online for free.
Giving and Service
Virtual Offertory. Your support of our parish ministries is still essential. Donate online using the Virtual Offertory button at stmcatholicchurch.org, mail in or drop off your donation at the parish office, or complete an electronic funds transfer (EFT) form to contribute directly from your bank account. Call 763-497-2745 for details.