1. Bishop Medley has extended, until further notice, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Therefore, no one is required to attend Mass on Sunday or Saturday evening.
2. Those who are considered to be at risk and those who may feel uncomfortable attending a public Mass should worship from home. Parishes that are able will continue to live stream the Mass.
3. Since the obligation is dispensed, Catholics who would like to attend Mass are encouraged to consider going to Mass on a weekday in order to lessen the crowd on Sunday.
4. Six feet of physical distancing will need to be maintained between all of the faithful except for those who live in the same home.
5. Everyone over the age of 3 should wear a mask. If individuals are uncomfortable or children are not mature enough to wear a mask for the entire liturgy, they should worship from home.
6. The presider will wear a mask while in procession and during the distribution of Holy Communion. At all other times, he will maintain a distance of six feet from other ministers.
7. The sign of peace will either be omitted or will be given in a non-physical manner such as with a bow of the head.
8. Holding hands during the Our Father should be done only by those who live in the same home.
9. There will no communal singing
10. Cry rooms will be unavailable.
11. The collection basket will not be passed but will be kept in a stationary location.
12. Holy water fonts will remain empty.
13. At the conclusion of the Mass, people will depart by pews to avoid a bottleneck at the doors.
14. There should be no gatherings either before or after Mass.
15. Since Bishop Medley has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday, there is no obligation to receive Holy Communion.
16. For those who choose to receive Holy Communion, six feet of distance must be maintained in the Communion procession.
17. The face mask should be worn while in procession and removed only long enough to receive Holy Communion.
18. The practice of the faithful receiving Communion on the tongue is suspended. Holy Communion will be given in the hand only.
19. The worship space and high traffic areas will be cleaned and sanitized after each Mass.
20. Hymnals and missalettes are removed from the pews.
21. Bathrooms are limited to one person at a time and will be cleaned after each Mass.
ONLINE GIVING - TITHES & OFFERINGS
We are excited to announce that we are now offering online giving. To set up electronic giving online, go to the Home page and click on the Donate link. E-Giving is simple, quick and secure and can provide a record of all your contributions that can be accessed online anytime. We hope you will give it a try!
"Peace begins with a smile" "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." "It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless."
St. Mother Teresa
"The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness"
St. Gianna Beretta Molla
The Passionist Nuns of St. Joseph Monastery in Whitesville, KY is seeking a kitchen manager. The kitchen manager will manage and coordinate the day to day food service operations of the kitchen; assure compliance with State and Federal requirements and laws regarding nutrition, sanitation, safety and recordkeeping; select, assign, schedule, supervise, direct, and evaluate assigned food service personnel.
Please inquire: Passionist Nuns of St. Joseph Monastery (270) 233-4571
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Fraternal Benefits of being a member of the Knights of Columbus Virtual Meeting.
Learn how to make the most of a membership in the Knights of Columbus
How did this organization get started?
Understand what we do and how you can be involved
Join us on skype on June 4th at 7:00pm. Please contact your Deputy Grand Knight Tim Molnar at (270) 993-8577 or District Deputy Ed Sullivan at (270) 570-3192 or Leonard Walther KC Field Agent (270) 780-4111
Just a reminder that we are still having the St. Vincent De Paul yard sale. We will still need you to bring your items here for the sale. Hopefully we can have it in July, so please hold on to your items until we can get a final date.
Thank you so much
LOWER YOUR BUCKET - TASTE AND SEE
More than a century ago, a great sailing ship was stranded off the coast of South America. Week after week the ship lay there in the still waters with not a hint of a breeze. The captain was desperate; the crew was dying of thirst. And then, on the far horizon, a steamship appeared, headed directly toward them. As it drew near, the captain called out, "We need water! Give us water!" The steamship replied, "Lower your buckets where you are." The captain was furious at the cavalier response but called out again, "Please give us water." But the steamer gave the same reply, "lower your buckets where you are!" And with that they sailed away! The captain was beside himself with anger and despair, and he went below. But a little later, when no one was looking, a young man lowered a bucket into the sea and then tasted what he brought up: It was perfectly sweet, fresh water! For you see, the ship was just out of sight of the mouth of the Amazon. And for all those weeks they had been sitting right on top of all the fresh water they needed! What we are really seeking, the One Whom we have been seeking all our lives, is already inside us, waiting to be discovered, waiting to be embraced: the Holy Spirit of God Who has been living within us from the moment of our Baptism. The Holy Spirit is saying to us at this very moment from deep in our heart, "Lower your buckets where you are. Taste and see!" Come, Holy Spirit! Fill our hearts and set us on fire!
Thanks to Sr. Rosanne, Linda Jackson and Sue Thomas for helping me send out the bulletins to you. Since we are starting back Masses we will send out bulletins to only those who would let us know We will be very happy to send bulletins to your home. Please text, call or email Sr. Rosanne and let her know if you would like to get the weekly bulletin. Her phone number is (270) 925-3712 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The bulletin is the center of our parish communication, and we want to keep you informed. We are now offering to send you the parish bulletin directly to your email every week. It's a great way to stay connected anytime. If you are not currently receiving the bulletin via email each week, you can sign up by one of the methods below:
Self-signup: There are two ways for parishioners to self join:
b. Text the word "bulletin" to 94090 to receive a sign up link
We ask that you please notify the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888 any time there is a phone number or email address change. Thanks for your attention to this!
We would appreciate any updates that you might have on family members who are sick. We also ask that you notify us upon admission of a family member into any hospital or nursing home or if you have a family member who has recently passed away and would like to have it posted in the bulletin.
Call the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888
PRECIOUS BLOOD ST. VINCENT DE PAUL NEWS
If you purchase any of the Entenmanns Little Bites, we ask that you bring your empty packages and place them in the marked totes at the entrances of church. St. Vincent de Paul Society members will collect them and send them to raise funds for our Non-Profit Organization. Your assistance in this ongoing Fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.
Questions, please contact Jeanette Ebelhar at (270) 684-0932
THE MOUNT ST. JOSEPH GIFT SHOP
The Gift Shop is open from 10:30am - Noon and 2:15pm to 4:15pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10:00am to Noon on Saturdays. You can reach the Gift Shop by calling (270) 229-4103 or email email@example.com
The Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph Gift Shop offers an array of one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, some of which are made by the Ursuline Sisters, while also offering a wide array of gift ideas for any occasion. Greeting cards, books and various religious items await your visit. The Ursuline Sisters, and friends, make various one-of-a-kind embroidery pieces, quilts, scarves, hats and shawls that make beautiful gifts. If you need a gift for someone taking that important step into the next sacrament, welcoming a new baby, or just commemorating an important day, the gift shop has many options to choose from. New Mount St. Joseph T-shirts and fleece jackets are great mementos to take home after a visit. Traditional and specialty rosaries, as well.