Friends, the past week has been very difficult. Witnessing the brutal murder of George Floyd and the trigger it has become for so many people in our community is painful. The anger that has been unleashed can be a catalyst for change but in some cases we saw it become a means of destruction. We are confused. We are numb. We are sad. We are frustrated. We are weary. Yet, please God, we are also HOPEFUL The prophet Jeremiah, speaking for the Lord, tells us: I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Struggling with being hopeful? Ask the Lord to renew you!
After many weeks of waiting, we have been given permission to restore public worship this Sunday, June 7th. Thins will be very different. We will be restoring things very slowly and prudently. This weekend and next weekend we will have just the 10am Mass with 50 people in attendance. You are welcome to also worship from the front lawn (we will set up speakers; bring your own chair). If you wish to worship inside of the Church, please WATCH THIS VIDEO so that you understand what things will be like when you arrive for Mass (come early, please). If you choose to worship (you can still worship from home until you feel ready; you are not obliged to come out for Mass), please SIGN UP TO ATTEND MASS. If you plan to worship from home via Live Stream but want to join us for a brief Prayer Service with Distribution of Holy Communion, please SIGN UP. If you have questions or need help signing up, please call the Parish Office (215-680-3496) or contact Minta Brown who is leading our RESTORE Team.
We continue our study of the Gospel of John this week (Wednesday Night form 7pm to 8pm). Please join on Zoom or on Fr. Chris Facebook Page. Please have your Bible ready and maybe a friend who is also participating that you could call when it is time for discussion. If you have never done Bible Study with us, please consider joining in. If it is not what you want. you can drop out and no-one will know! Try it…you have the time! Be sure to download the handout and print it out so you can take some notes as well… (sorry, Father Chris was not able to prepare the handout at the time of this publication; it will be on the website under “news” by Wednesday afternoon; he apologizes for any inconvenience).