March 25, 2020 – The Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord
As we journey through the challenging days and enduring moments of uncertainties, fears and anxieties, we assure you of our closeness to everyone, albeit through prayer and any other ways we are able to provide spiritual support. We continue to remember all the members of our Parish in our daily prayers, especially in our private celebrations of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In turn, we encourage you to pray for each other and to reach out in spiritual and material support of our brothers and sisters, who are in need in the wider community to the extent that you are able to.
So far, we have been able to keep the Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel opened for normal hours. Unfortunately, due to the concern for the well-being of everyone and the Government restrictions on movements and gatherings that were announced earlier yesterday, we will not be able to keep the Adora-tion Chapel opened. Also, the scheduled times for Confession this Friday afternoon has now been cancelled. However, the announced times for the live-streamed Masses on Facebook will go ahead as planned. Any further updates will be posted on the Parish’s website, Facebook page and e-mails.
We have been maintaining limited Parish Office times, but for now the office will need to be closed. If you need any assistance or need to contact the Parish Office, please e-mail email@example.com or call 949-6797.
We are grateful to the leadership of our Parish School for being proactive and having all our students con-tinue with the curricula through the online delivery of lessons. Teachers and staff have been very creative in this regard.
Please continue to support the financial needs of our Parish in whatever way you are able to. Although Masses are not being celebrated as a community, there is still the need to keep up with our financial obliga-tions including staff salaries, utilities, maintenance, our Parish outreach to our brothers and sisters in need, etc. We are very much aware of the reality that some of you will not be able to keep up with your weekly offerings due to reduced work hours or being unemployed temporarily. Parishioners who are financially able to keep up their weekly offerings are encouraged to bring them to the Parish Office or arrange for online transfers to St. Ignatius Church – Butterfield Account # 02-101-031260.
Finally, a condensed electronic version of the Parish Bulletin will be sent out every Friday to all those who are on our Parish’s Mailing List.
With Pope Francis, we entrust these challenging days to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, as we seek God’s graces and healing mercies.
May Our Lord strengthen our faith, bless us with lively hope and grant us his faithful protection during this time of isolation.
God Bless you all and please keep safe.
Fr. Theo D’Cunha, SAC – Pastor
Fr. Naveen D’Souza, SAC – Associate Pastor