Dear Parishioners and Friends of OLPH Parish,
Welcome Fr. Quan Tran!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Jim Goerner
Pastoral Message Regarding Covid
A PASTORAL MESSAGE
My Dear Parishioners,
We have moved forward into the “Green” phase of reopening. As we have said to you before, it will look and feel different. We will continue to keep the safety and health of not only ourselves but all of you, in mind as we begin to slowly reopen. The schedule for the reopening of our church with the safety guidelines given to us through the state and archdiocesan leaders will be as follows:
- The dispensation from attending Mass is still in effect! We will livestream Sunday Mass on facebook live at 11:00 a.m. PLEASE stay home if you are not feeling well!
- Those attending Mass, ages 2 years old and up, must have a mask on at all Please do not wear rubber gloves.
- All entrances and exits will be open in church, please use the hand sanitizer available to you on tables at the entrances/exits.
- We will have pews taped off to ensure social distancing. Please sit in those that are not taped. You may not be sitting in your normal pew. This is our new normal.
- The center aisle, first and last pews, will be designated and saved for handicapped seating.
- We will offer Communion during the Mass. We ask that you proceed, single file in each of the aisles maintaining 6 feet between you and the person in front of you. Please keep your mask on until you are in front of the priest, replacing it after you receive the Blessed Sacrament. Holy Communion will be offered in the hand. If you wish to receive Our Lord on the tongue, we ask that you line up last in the main aisle.
- There will be no missals or song books in the pews in church, please feel free to bring your own.
- There will be no offertory procession or collection. Baskets will available at each of the exits of the church, for you to drop off your Sunday offering.
- NO GATHERING WILL BE ALLOWED BEFORE OR AFTER MASS. PLEASE EXIT DIRECTLY TO YOUR CARS.
Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as we make our way back to the in person celebration of the Mass.
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Mass Schedule For COVID-19 Green Phase
MASS SCHEDULE (IN CHURCH)
- DAILY MASS: MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: 9:00 AM AND SATURDAY AT 8:00 AM
- WEEKEND MASSES: SATURDAY VIGIL: 5:00 PM, SUNDAY: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM
LIVESTREAMING MASS SCHEDULE (via Facebook and Parish Website ONLY)
- MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: 12:00 PM
- SUNDAY: 11:00 AM
CONFESSIONS: IN CHURCH EVERY SATURDAY 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
EXPOSITION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT:
Our chapel is now open for exposition of the blessed sacrament only from 12:30 – 9:00 pm every day.
Daily Mass will continue to be celebrated in the main church only.
Mass Schedule/Intentions for 2021
July 23, 2020
Dear Parishioners & Friends of OLPH,
On August 17th we will be opening the “Mass Book” for 2021. There are some changes that will have to be made as we go forward with Mass intentions for 2021. I shared with the Pastoral Council my ideas and suggestions for 2021. They gave me their feedback, and listed below is what I have decided for Masses and intentions and Memorials beginning in January 2021.
Mass Schedule Beginning January 2021:
Saturday Vigil (5:00PM) and Sunday Mass (8:00, 10:00 & Noon) would remain the same. (Once Covid has left us we will change the Noon Sunday Mass back to 11:30 AM).
Daily Masses (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday) 9:00 AM only. For consistency sake I am moving the Saturday Mass to 9:00 AM.
Beginning January, 2021, we will have Mass intentions available for both weekday & weekend Masses. We will have Mass intentions available for Holy Day Masses. Remember that Mass intentions can be for the living or deceased.
OLPH Memorial Society:
I will institute the OLPH Memorial Society. Here is how it works:
For a minimum donation of $15 someone is enrolled into the Memorial Society. The 9:00 AM Mass every first Friday is for “All Those Enrolled in the OLPH Memorial Society” Those who are enrolled into the society receive a special Memorial enrollment card with padded folder.
Additional Memorials Available:
I know that at this time someone can have the sanctuary candle in the church and the chapel burn in memory of someone or for a specific intention. I would like to expand the memorials to include the following: Altar Bread, Altar Wine, Chapel Floral Arrangement (live), Church Floral Arrangement (live). More details about the minimum donation for each of these items in the near future. Again you would receive a card to give to the family indicating that the Altar Bread (wine, arrangement etc.) for the week of __/__/__ was given in memory of (or for the intention of) XXX by XXX. These memorials can be for the living or deceased.
Once again, these changes would go into effect in January, 2021.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. James E. Goerner
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Monsignor Savinski's Retirement Assignment
As announced on June 21st, Monsignor Savinski has retired as Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help after serving here for 17 years. Although retiring from the administration of pastoral duties on the parish level, Monsignor will continue his priestly ministry in two areas:
- First, he has been appointed by Archbishop Perez to serve as his Master of Ceremonies.
In this position Monsignor will coordinate the Archbishop’s liturgical celebrations throughout the Archdiocese such as Confirmations, Pastoral Visits to Parishes and High School, Anniversary Masses, Priest and Deacon Funeral Masses as well as coordinate a team of assisting priests and deacons.
- Secondly, Monsignor will be assisting with the Spiritual Formation Program at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary as a Spiritual Director, Spiritual Formation Presentations, and confessor as needed.
Monsignor is now residing at St. Charles Seminary. His new appointment began on July 8. Monsignor’s new address is:
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
100 East Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
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