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Opening Churches for Public Worship
Opening Churches for Public Worship
In the Archdiocese of Hartford
Updated: May 27, 2020 and June 1, 2020
As of June 8, 2020, parishes of the Archdiocese of Hartford can reopen for the public celebration of weekday Masses only, provided that no more than a total of 100 socially distanced persons are present at a given Mass in keeping with the limitation currently set by the civil authorities, and provided that a parish is in compliance with all protocol.
Social distancing of at least 6 feet (every other pew as marked), masks, and sanitizing are especially important. Protocols will be set in place for both churches for the celebration of weekday Mass.
As for Sunday Mass, the dispensation from the Sunday obligation previously granted to all Catholics of the archdiocese by the Archbishop has now been extended through Sunday, September 6, 2020. This will remain in effect even when the public celebration of Sunday Mass resumes, hopefully in the very near future.
Current live streaming and videos of Mass will continue so that those who cannot attend will be able to participate and remain connected with the parish.
Also as of June 8, Baptisms, Weddings Masses and Funeral Masses can resume, but only if all the procedures and precautions given for weekday Mass are applied appropriately to every aspect of these special celebrations, i.e. social distancing of at least 6 feet, the handling and sanitizing of objects, very limited music without congregational singing, no worship aids, etc.
Additional information regarding protocol and the opening of churches for public Mass may be found on the Archdiocesan website: https://archdioceseofhartford.org/coronavirus/
CHURCHES OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER
UPDATE - CHURCHES OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER
Until further notice, St. Adalbert and St. Patrick churches will now be made available to the faithful for individual prayer and meditation on weekends only. We welcome you to come and visit the Lord at St. Adalbert or St. Patrick Church on the weekends as follows:
Saturday – 12noon-4pm at St. Patrick
Sunday – 9am-12noon at St. Adalbert
If you are sick or feeling ill, please stay home.
If you are high risk, please stay home.
Please wear a face mask for your protection.
Upon entering church, please sanitize your hands.
Follow social distancing, i.e. at least 6 feet away from each other. Pews are now blocked off for easy social distancing.
Bring in a prayer book for meditation.
Light a candle and place your offering in the box at the candle stand.
If you would like to bring/drop off your offertory envelope(s) at the church, please do so; the parish needs your support. Or you may drop them thru the mail slot at the rectory or mail them directly to the parish office.
Bulletins are available at St. Adalbert Church (when open) and on the back porch of the rectory. You may also find them online at our website: www.straymondenfield.org
And, continue to pray for those affected by the coronavirus, those who care for them for our community and the world!
Thank you, God bless, stay well and stay safe.
MONTH EIGHT for our Spiritually Adopted Babies - Now I am finished developing and I am concentrating on gaining weight; I might be making my mother uncomfortable with my size. I will need a layer of fat to help me stay warm after I leave the perfect temperature inside my mother’s womb. In a short time, I will be born. My mother appreciates the prayers you have said for her and for me throughout the pregnancy. It has not been easy, but your prayers have given her the grace she needed to bring me to term.
Please remember to pray daily for your Spiritual Adopted Baby and the baby’s mother and father: Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.
We understand that during this very difficult time that our parishioners are unable to attend Mass. Your continued financial support is crucial for the ongoing operations our parish.
One simple and effective way of contributing is through St. Raymond’s online giving program which can be accessed on our website: www.straymondenfield.org click on the “online giving” at the top of the page.
Offertory envelopes may be mailed or dropped in the mail slot located on the front door of the Rectory or in the drop box at St. Adalbert Church when open for individual prayer.
Please give, the financial health of our church depends on your continued support.
Thank you and God bless.
Catholic Church Annulment
Many Catholics have asked the following questions about the Church’s position on divorce, annulments, and marriage:
- “Can a divorced person receive Holy Communion?”
- “Can a divorced person marry in the Catholic Church?”
- “Why might a non-Catholic consider or need an annulment?”
- “Does a divorced person need an annulment when the marriage was performed only by a Justice of the Peace?”
Often these questions and others have been met with misleading, misguided, and sometimes wrong responses. Perhaps you, a family member, or a friend needs sound, clear information.
If so, please contact the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Hartford at 860-541-6491 or email at [email protected] You can also visit our website at https://archdioceseofhartford.org/metropolitan-marriage-tribunal/.
Mobile FoodShare Truck
UPDATE ON THE FOODSHARE
The FoodShare MobileTruck will no longer be distributing food from St. Patrick’s parking lot.
The Truck will now be at the Enfield Food Shelf, 96 Alden Ave., from 11:30 AM—12:30 AM on the following dates: June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21, September 4 & 18, October 2, 16, & 30, November 13 and December 11th. No questions asked. Just bring your bags. Also, please be sure to adhere to the social distance requirements and wear a mask.
Food Shelf and A & P Store Donations
Until further notice, please do not leave any donations for the Food Shelf or A&P Store at the church. We do not have the staff/volunteers to manage any donations at this time. Please bring your food donations directly to the Enfield Food Shelf, 95 Alden Avenue and keep any donations you may have for the A&P Store until it resumes operation. We will inform you via the website and bulletin when we are again able to accept donations. Thank you.
Chrism Mass and Ordination
Saturday Vigil 4:00 PM at St. Patrick
Sunday 8:00 AM at St. Adalbert
Sunday 9:30 AM at St. Adalbert
Sunday 11:00 AM at St. Patrick
Monday - 8:00 AM at St. Patrick
Tuesday - 8:00 AM at St. Patrick
Wednesday - 8:00 AM at St. Adalbert
Thursday - 8:00 AM at St. Adalbert
No Friday or Saturday Mass
Spanish Mass (St. Patrick)
Monday 6:00 PM
Saturday 3:00-3:45 PM at St. Patrick
Baptisms and Marriages
Please call the rectory at 860-745-2411 to arrange
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ~ Every Tuesday 8:30 - 9:30 AM at St. Patrick
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saint of the Day
07/10/20 1:00 am
Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time July 10, 2020 Daily Reading from the USCCB: Matthew 10:16-23 Jesus had told his apostles to announce the coming of the kingdom. One might expect that the kingdom would be received with openness and joy. But Jesus tells the apostles that just the opposite will be […]
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