Resources, changes to parish life due to COVID-19 virus

Page last updated November 22, 2020

This is a resource page to help you understand the adjustments that have been made to help stem the spread of COVID-19. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to adapt to the various regulations.

These times are challenging for everyone, so here are some reminders & suggestions for living a Catholic life in this time of pandemic.

Attend Mass virtually, Communion available after each Mass

Weekend Masses are livestreamed at 5 p.m on Saturday (Vigil), 8 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Holy Eucharist is distributed in the parking lot of St. Mary School immediately after Mass. You can park and walk to the priest/minister or drive up to the priest/minister to receive. Missalettes are available for pick up there as well.

Daily Masses are livestreamed at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Holy Eucharist is distributed in front of the church immediately after Mass. Missalettes are also available for pick up at the side entrance from M Street.

The “Sunday Worship Aid” is available in PDF here or, from the menu above, just click on “Worship” and then “Sunday Worship Aid”. Use at home or in car with readings, prayers and music to aid your worship experience.

How to watch the Livestream

Masses that are livestreamed are available on our parish Facebook page. Sunday Mass livestreams will be announced on Facebook and on the Parish App.  You don't need to be a Facebook member to view the livestream - just an internet connection.

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Additional livestream/TV Masses are listed below.

As you watch the Mass, either live or recorded, unite yourself by making a Spiritual Communion with all the Masses celebrated throughout the world: Spiritual Communion Prayer

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

At this time, Confessions will be heard in St. Joseph's Garden on the following days and times:

Saturdays: 4:00 pm to 4.30 pm

Please wait outside the Garden gate until your turn comes. There should only be one penitent at a time inside the Garden.

Masks are required.

Church and Chapel closed

In consultation with the Diocese, because of concern over the health of all, St. Mary Church and the Infant Mary Chapel are closed until further notice.

Sick, Elderly and those in need

If you know of someone who is sick, please contact Fr. Davy or the Rectory office and he will be able to come to visit them.

If anybody knows of elderly Parishioners living alone and are concerned about their well-being please bring it to the attention of Fr. Davy or the Parish Office.

If any Parishioner is need of any other help feel free to contact Fr. Davy or the Rectory office and we will respond to them according to our ability.

Other Livestream/TV Masses

List of parishes throughout the Diocese who are livestreaming Masses.

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 11am Daily

MeTV/KCRA - Sunday 9:00 a.m.
(Over the air Ch 3.2, Xfinity/Comcast - Ch. 4 or Ch. 374)


ION-TV/KSPX - Sunday 6:30 a.m.
(Over the air Ch. 29, Xfinity/Comcast - Ch. 11, DirectTV - Ch. 29 or Ch. 305, Dish - Ch. 29 or 250,
on-demand available at Heart of the Nation)

EWTN - 5:00 a.m. (live), 9:00 a.m. (replay) & 9:00 p.m. Daily
(Xfinity/Comcast - Ch. 233 or Ch. 46, DirecTV - Ch. 370, Dish - Ch. 261)

CatholicTV
Sundays 5:30 a.m. (Spanish), 7:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. (Spanish), 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)

ShalomWorld
Watch live or stream the Daily Mass in English or Spanish

Massonline.org

As you watch the Mass, either live or recorded, unite yourself by making a Spiritual Communion with all the Masses celebrated throughout the world: Spiritual Communion Prayer

Resources

Instructions and decrees from Bishop Soto can be found here.

U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops - Daily Readings

Word Among Us FREE Reflection of Readings & Reflections

Video Readings/Gospel Reflection from Life Teen Staff, Joel Stepanek

In-Home Celebration of the Word - Dr. Edward Sri

Praying at home on Sunday’s.  A guide to Liturgy of the Word: https://worship.pastoral.center/

Plenary Indulgence for the Faithful who quarantined for COVID-19 & their caregivers

What is a Plenary Indulgence?

What is perfect contrition?

Prayer and Urbi et Orbi message from Pope Francis (archive video)

Pope Francis - Urbi et Orbi Message & Plenary Indulgence - Fri. Mar. 27

A Faith Response to the Coronavirus

Faith-Fully Navigating Coronavirus with your Kids

Coronavirus Prayer for God’s Intervention and Protection