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Morning Mass for the Feast of the Assumption
Saturday, August 15, the Church celebrates the Assumption of Mary, when Mary, at the end of her life, was taken body and soul into heaven. This day is normally a holy day of obligation; however with the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses still in effect, and that since it falls on a Saturday, it would have been dispensed this year even without Covid. Still, there will be a Mass celebrating the Assumption on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. in the church.
Sunday Mass Broadcast for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (August 8/9)
We will have the final groups of children receiving First Communion this week. In order for their families to be able to share this special event with them, we will be streaming the 5 pm Mass on Saturday and the 9 am Mass on Sunday. Please join us then or you view this stream anytime afterward at https://www.facebook.com/pg/HolySpiritAL/videos/.
Beginning to Re-open the Parish Campus for Activities
We have had the church open for public Masses for a couple of weeks. The first week we were back, we had 200 people across the four Masses at Holy Spirit. The pre-Covid-19 average was over 800, so we are in line with the national average of about 25% of people returning to Mass. The second week we had an increase of about 50% with around 300 people attending for the weekend. This is a promising sign. Confession is back on Saturdays, but is being held in the Parish Center and not the Church.
For myself, I am beginning to get into the flow of the Mass as celebrated with the required restrictions. At first it was all about the details, making sure what was supposed to happen happened, and to be ready when what was not supposed to happen happened. We are settling into what we need to do, but there will still be some tweaks as we encounter more people and new concerns.
After consulting the parish staff and the Parish Council, I have decided that the parish facilities will be open for parish meetings beginning Monday, July 6, 2020. The requirements for social distancing, masks, and the like remain. I ask that before any group meets a representative of the group consult with me so the needs of the group and the needs of the public’s health may be coordinated.
I am very glad we are able to take this next step. Having done so, the staff and I - after hearing from the Confirmandi and their parents and the 1st Communicants' parents - are in discussions about when and how Confirmation and 1st Communion will take place. Look for more information on this from me in the near future.
Thanks to all of you for your patience and support through this time of reopening!
Rev. Charles F. Strebler
Parish Information ________
Mass Times RETURNING MAY 25
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 pm
Sunday Masses: 9:00 am | 10:30 am | 12:00 pm
Weekday Masses: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8:30 am
Holy Day and Holiday Masses refer to bulletin
Office Hours BEGINNING MAY 26
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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St. Joseph Parish Mass Times
Address: 32929 Lake Rd., Avon Lake
Saturday 4:30 PM - Live Stream, Communion offered under the tent outside
Sunday 8:30 AM - Live Stream, Communion offered under the tent outside
Sunday 11 AM - Parking Lot Mass, FM transmitter will be used to listen from your car, and speakers will be setup under the tent if you want to sit closer and bring a chair. Communion will be distributed following Mass
Daily Mass: Monday through Friday 8 AM - Communion will be offered following Mass for those who attend in person, and under the tent for those who watched from home.
Confessions: Monday, Wednesday 5 to 6 pm, and Saturday 2 to 4 pm
St. Raphael Parish Mass Times
Address: 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village
Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:30 p.m.
Sun. Masses: 8 a.m. 10 a.m. 12 noon
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri Mass: 9:15 a.m
All Masses are being live streamed.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:00-4:00 p.m