CARONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM FR. TOM RANZINO
March 31, 2020
Some of us may be happy to see the month of March fade into the background; but, in truth time is itself a gift from God and the blessings of the day far outweigh the troubles. Do what many do before your feet hit the floor each day:think of 10 things for which you are grateful. Good way to start the day.
The Priests of the Diocese received our instructions from Bishop
Duca regarding Holy Week services. While they would still be done without a congregation, those who can live stream can do so. In checking with my technicians who are doing the live stream
daily we are planning on doing the Triduum as follows:
LIVE STREAM –Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper,
Thursday, April 9, 7:00pm
LIVE STREAM – Good Friday Passion of the Lord: Friday, April 10,
LIVE STREAM –Easter Vigil on the Holy Night: Saturday, April 11,
LIVE STREAM – Easter Sunday Morning Mass: Sunday, April 12,
That’s our plan and we will begin to work on the technical issues
shortly. By the way, the Bishop will also attempt to do these same
liturgies on channel 15 Cox.
I regret that this Palm Sunday we are NOT allowed to bless palms.
But I am inviting you to go to this link:
and do what is being suggested. I invite you to place on your front door or window either a sprig of green, a green branch, a drawing of a palm whatever springtime green thing you can hang as an act of solidarity on Palm Sunday. I will then bless these during Mass and while you may not have a palm branch you will have a PALM SUNDAY remembrance and a wonderful way to enter holy week.
Thanks to those of you who are continuing your financial stewardship. Remember you can give on line, bank draft, through the envelopes, by mail or at the office. Thank you.
STORY TIME at SJV continues this Saturday with stories read by Mrs. Amie Williams, Mrs. Denise Louviere and myself. Is your mama a Llama?
I’ve been calling a number of parishioners daily to see how they are doing. Most are doing well, sheltering in place. The entire staff is doing the same, checking in with ministry colleagues, parents of children we teach, people in the parish who work for us and with us. Relationships are always the most important things.
The Pope’s recent homily he gave at the Urbi et Orbi blessing last week is on our website ( www.stjeanvianny.org ). It was a magnificent call to hope: The Lord asks us and, in the midst of our tempest, invites us to reawaken and put into practice that solidarity and hope capable of giving strength, support and meaning to these hours when everything seems to be floundering. The Lord awakens so as to reawaken and revive our Easter faith. We have an anchor: by his cross we have been saved.
Today the Parish and Schools Staffs did our first ZOOM meeting. It worked! We love you, we miss you, we pray with you and for you. We are here for you.
More to come.
Saturday Vigil-4:00 PM
Sunday.-7:30, 9:30, 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM
Monday & Wednesday-8:30 AM
Tuesday & Wednesday-6:15 AM
Holy Days Mass Schedule click here
Until further notice Masses will be:
1) live streamed in the St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church Facebook group, and
2) accessible for later viewing immediately after each Mass (click here)
Sunday Masses are live streamed at 9:30am
Daily Masses are live streamed at 8:30am
Pope Francis meditated on the calming of the storm from the Gospel of Mark during the prayer service over which he presided on the steps of St Peter's Basilica on Friday evening.
Equipping the Family, Safeguarding Children
Coming to St. Jean Vianney the weekend of March 7/2, 2020
Safe haven Sunday is celebrating its first year of raising awareness throughout Dioceses and Parishes in the United States regarding the negative impacts of pornography on individuals, marriages, families and society.
Safe Haven is a weekend set aside by Dioceses and Parishes to directly address the harms of pornography in an appropriate way. Within the context of Mass, Dioceses and Parishes are able to provide teaching and resources that will support and protect individuals, marriages and families in making all homes a safe haven.
It is inspired by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ formal statement Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography, where they explain, “The use of pornography by anyone in the home deprives the home of its role as a safe haven and has negative effects throughout a family’s life and across generations.
Please visit the website https://learn.covenanteyes.com/safe-haven-sunday
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