Paint All the Things

Parking Lot Restriping

With the rise of Coronavirus lockdowns has also arisen the time to get projects done while no one is around. Hence the re-striping of the parking lots!

Cleaned, getting prepared for painting.

By the time people return in numbers greater than ten, we’ll have the place shiny as a brand new dime, and spinning like a top once again. In the meantime I’ll be re-examining my use of similes and colloquial phrases.

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Out of the Fog

out of the fog

Things change daily, hourly, minutely these days, but so far here is what we’re working with.

We’ll see how it evolves, but most people are quite honestly with fine staying home.

The plan is to have Priest plus 9. Altar servers family may come – up to 9 – then it is open for Parish, and people are handling requests via phone and internet. 

Our Daily Mass schedule is returning to normal so that people have a sense of normalcy. We’re having First Friday Adoration and Confessions. Also First Saturday Masses at 8 and 10 AM. 

Sunday Masses will remain at 8 and 10 until the weekend after the 15th. 

So far that’s what we’re working with

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Mass from St. Michael’s

I wanted to post this, though had not meant to live-stream it – which I did, to Facebook and YouTube. As a Priest once said to me – you can’t take yourself too seriously. It was a prayerful time, obviously, and a gift. The only perfect Mass is the heavenly liturgy.

The perils of live-streaming are easily avoided by not knowing you’re doing it.

Stay great and be beautiful.

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Updates

azaleas

More Covid-19. Stay safe.

A brief schedule for the weekend.

  • Saturday 8AM, Fr Charles will live stream Mass.
  • Sunday morning –
  • 8AM EF Mass in St. Jane
  • 10AM OF Mass in St. Jane
  • 12 Noon – St. Jane Church will open for the day
  • it will be disinfected prior to Masses, and prior to opening
  • Confessions 3-5 Tuesday
  • Confessions 3-5 Friday
  • Churches are being seen as vectors for the virus as it remains on hard surfaces and the idea is being floated about at large for sections to be cordoned off and sanitized hourly.
  • Please simply clean up as you go, and clean up before and after yourself. It’s not fair, but nothing in life is.
Palm Sunday

If you drop off Palms, please clean the bottom with a sturdy pair of scissors so that the palms can be handled simply. The Palms will be blessed and left in the church for everyone to pick up.

Masses during Holy Week and Easter will be live-streamed. Both Fr Charles and I don’t agree with the entire concept of live-streaming private Masses, but we do understand the need to do so. Remember though, a Homily isn’t given at a private Mass. We can give reflections outside of the Mass.

No Word yet on when this will let up.

Yes, almost everyone is wishing they could come in for a private Mass. And almost everyone is wanting us to do more in every way shape or form. We’ve decided to focus more on prayer, YouTube over Facebook, and not worrying about harsh critics. It’s possible to never stop, to simply die of fatigue and exhaustion. Who does that help?

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