COMING CLOSER TO CHRIST:
The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the hierarchy of the truths of faith … whole history of salvation is identical with the history of the way and the means by which the one true God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, reveals himself to men and reconciles and unites with himself those who turn away from sin. — Catechism of the Catholic Church, 234
SENDING US OUT:
Pray this prayer that St. Elizabeth wrote: “It seems to me that I have found my heaven on earth, because my heaven is you, my God, and you are in my soul. You in me and I in you—may this be my motto. What a joyous mystery is your presence within me, in that intimate sanctuary of my soul where I can always find you, even when I do not feel your presence. Perhaps you are all the closer when I feel you less.”
How can I bring the love of God into my world and those around me especially in our current situation with so much anxiety?
The Resumption of Public Mass
As per Bishop McGrattan’s announcement this on May 26, we have re-introduced the public celebration of the mass at Sacred Heart Church! We are so happy that we can offer the celebration of the Eucharist once again. During this pandemic, it is our priority to keep our priests, staff, volunteers, and parishioners safe. With that said, the mass is celebrated in a way which adhere’s to public health guidelines and still respects and reverences the liturgy. Please read the Diocesan guidelines for more information on the protocols being taken to protect everyone in our church.
Please note that there is a dispensation from Sunday obligations still in effect and you are in no way obliged to attend mass. If you choose to attend, you do so at your own risk.
Mass & Sign Up Protocol
Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when considering coming back to mass:
- Please arrive 30 minutes prior for registration and screening. If you do not arrive prior to mass you risk losing your spot.
- You are required to maintain physical distancing of 2 meters (6 ft) at all times while in the parish except from people within your household.
- You are expected to wear a mask in order to attend and you must bring your own mask.
- If you are feeling unwell (cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose) please do not come and live stream mass at home.
- If you have traveled outside the country in the last 14 days you will not be admitted.
- Mass is not obligatory and attending is at your own risk.
In accordance with public health measures, mass attendance will be restricted to 50 people (including priests, volunteers, and lector). To be able to manage this, we have created a simple sign up system on our website. Sign up for a mass below or call Beata at 403-244-2741 ext. 221.
Volunteers are Needed
This new way of celebrating mass takes a lot more work and coordination and we need volunteers who can help! If you are interested in volunteering, sign up below!
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