Mass Times: Saturday Evening 5:00PM Sunday 8:00 AM Monday Evening 6:00 PM
Tuesday – Friday 8:00 AM
CLUSTER PARISH’S WEEKEND MASSTIMES – Saturday: 5:00pm at Lindsay, 5:30 pm at Humphrey, Sunday: 8:00 am at Lindsay, 8:30 am at Leigh, 10:00 am at Humphrey, and 10:30 am at Tarnov (all are live streamed on their Facebook pages)
Church Live Stream – Facebook Live Click HERE You should be able to see the live streams without being logged into Facebook, simply choose ‘not now’ if it is trying to make you log in and you don’t want to. Our church is using this new delivery tool because zoom has a limit of 300 participants and some audio challenges.
Zoom Meeting Link For interactive meetings with Father Olsen.
Latest News and Cancellations
SPEAKER SERIES – Monday, June 1st at 7;00 pm. Topic: “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”. (use the Zoom link above)
WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU ATTEND MASS THIS WEEKEND
- Please rejoice that we get to celebrate together!!!!!
- Seating will be very limited and entry into the church will be limited to one doorway.
- Ushers will seat households from the front of the church to the back, Unfortunately there will be no open seating.
- Please sanitize your hands when you enter the church.
- Please wear a mask when in the main body of the church near others.
- There will be no collection but envelopes can be placed in baskets at the entrance of the church,
- Please remain in your seat for Holy Communion,. If you wish to receive on the tongue, let the priest or deacon know and you will be communicated at the end.
- Please stay in your seats after the Saint Michael prayer. Ushers will release households pew by pew from the back to the front.
- Please don’t congregate with other households inside the church.
- Please be patient as this is new for all of us!
PEOPLE WHO SHOULD NOT ATTEND MASS THIS WEEKEND – Elderly – Those with underlying medical conditions – Those who live with the elderly or those with underlying medical conditions – Those with access to others at risk in nursing facilities – Those experiencing upper respiratory or flu like symptoms or live with those that do – People with COVID-19 or exposed to someone with COVID-19 – People that feel uncomfortable in any way. Thank you so much for your attention to these guidelines.
BE LIKE FATHER JIM!! No one wants to be in church more than Fr. Novotny. Yet he stays home because he knows that he’s high risk and that this disease poses serious risks, not just to himself (he’s too selfless to care about those), but to others since his getting sick might inconvenience others dramatically. I’m grateful that he’s in Lindsay to pray for our cluster and set such a good example!
INFORMATION REGARDING MASS ATTENDANCE – What a joy it is to begin to allow those feeling comfortable to receive Holy Communion at mass again! I so rejoice in the vision of Archbishop Luca in allowing this gift to those that feel safe enough to receive it!! Those that at this point do not feel comfortable are invited to participate via Facebook Live during the regularly scheduled mass times as has become usual.
There are a couple of items I’d like to address. The first is the use of masks. Speaking for myself, I find this uncomfortable, awkward, and borderline inappropriate in Church. It is also unclear to my untrained mind how beneficial it is. Nevertheless, I would wear one throughout mass if (a) I could still be understood over livestream, (b) I was closer to people when I’m talking and, most importantly, (c) it make people safer and more comfortable attending mass. The purpose of the masks in not principally to protect the wearer from others, but to protect others from the wearer. This is why priests and EMHCs will be wearing masks distributing Holy Communion. There are always going to be vulnerable people at mass. It only makes sense that we do everything we can to protect them, even if we feel inconvenienced. So, I invite everyone to bring masks and wear them when in the Church for mass.
The second is the distribution of Holy Communion to the elderly and homebound. I always rejoice when people desire to receive Our Lord in Holy Communion. This joy overwhelms even the immense pain of having to deny this reasonable request to bring Holy Communion to homes during this pandemic. Because everyone is essentially “homebound”, there is no way to discriminate one group of homebound parishioners from another. If Holy Communion is distributed to some and not others this is a problem. Additionally, the intimate connection between Holy Communion and the mass is in danger of being damaged if communion is brought to those that are not “sick” when there are so many rightly staying sheltered due to the pandemic. However, if someone is in an urgent situation, and I would interpret this urgency VERY loosely, I am more than happy to bring Holy Communion personally, along with any other sacramental remedies (e.g. confession, Anointing of the Sick and Last Rites). Just contact me via email or the parish offices and let me know. It’s why I’m here! ~Fr Olsen
SCAM ALLERT – There is a text message scam circulating with Fr Olsen requesting various things. Please note that prayers are the only request Father would make.
Thank you all for your patience in this uncertain time.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday from 4:00 – 4:45 PM Tuesday-Friday 7:30 – 7:50 AM
Sacrament of Anointing
Anytime upon request
Sacrament of Baptism
Contact Fr. Olsen to schedule
Sacrament of Matrimony
According to Archdiocesan statute the couple must contact the priest at least six months before the date can be set or the wedding take place. Please call the Fr Olsen to make arrangements and to begin your preparations.
New Parishioners: Please come to the parish office any weekday to register for the Parish. We hope you will be active in our parish and will feel welcome in our community. We look forward to getting to know you.