Letter to the Faithful
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
I pray you are doing well. I am hopeful that our efforts to keep you informed and connected to the parish are effective. We are going through some very difficult days as a Church and country and the world as a whole. I continue to pray for us all in these unprecedented, trying circumstances. These days are certainly challenging but let us keep trusting in our Lord!
The past few days people have emailed me to ask couple questions. I thought it will be beneficial that I answer them for all.
Can I take a Missalette home so that I can follow the scripture readings of the Masses from home? Please feel to take the Missalettes home. They are in the pews and the church will be open from 8.30am to 8pm every day.
What should I do with my Sunday Collection envelopes? As most of you know, St Pius Parish/School finished 2019 especially strong, and 2020 began in a similar way. Though COVID-19 has forced our parish to do ministry differently, we are not planning on any disruption to our staffing or mission commitments. Therefore, your contributions remain vital.
Thank you to all who have donated electronically and mailed or dropped off their contributions these days. If you are unable to donate, I certainly understand; I just wanted to let everyone know how to contribute if you wish to. There is a mail slot on the right side of the Rectory door that you can slip your contributions through, if you would like to do that. Be assured these will be safe and I will check the mailbox daily.
Thank you to all who have been sending kind notes and emails these days. They certainly play a big role in keeping me going. I know many of you have been able to join us for Masses through livestreaming and I love knowing that you are there. I hope you have been enjoying being virtually connected to parish Community. Sadly, the Holy Week and Easter will have to be celebrated the same way. Bishop Foy’s letter about the Holy Week is attached.