Our Church is open for Mass!
With joy and optimism, we welcome you into our church for Mass! Daily Mass is at 9 am Monday - Saturday, and 6 pm Wednesday (Spanish). Weekend Masses are Saturday at 4 pm and Sunday at 8 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm (Spanish) and 5 pm.
Whether or not to physically attend Mass is a choice that each of you will have to make for yourselves and your families. The obligation to attend Mass will remain lifted until further notice, and all Masses will be available on our YouTube channel. Please, if you are ill or compromised in any way, pray with us from the safety of your home. We know that you will be with us in spirit – as we will be with you! If you do choose to join us in person for Mass, please know that only the main front doors will be unlocked, and the Holy Water Stoup will remain empty. We ask that you simply make the sign of the cross upon entering the church.
Homilies may be shortened during this transitional period to allow adequate time for people to exit safely while distancing after Mass and to allow time to clean and prepare for the next Mass. Offertory baskets will not be passed. Instead, there will be basket for you to drop your offertory gifts upon entering the church. Online giving remains another excellent option. During the Sign of Peace, please offer a reverent bow or a verbal “Peace be with you,” but refrain from physical contact.
Holy Communion will only be distributed in the form of the Sacred Host. Remember that the Roman Missal is clear in stating that “Christ, whole and entire, and the true Sacrament, is received even under only one species.” The Sacred Host will only be distributed to the hands of the communicant, not the tongue.
Hymnals and missalettes have been removed from church. During Mass, we will be using the screens in church, and we invite you to access the readings on your phone using our Parish App. Links to download the Parish App can be found below. Cantors and musicians will lead you in song, but we will not be able to have our full Choir return until further notice. So please, when you attend Mass, lift your voices in song for the glory of God!
We will continue to create a Bulletin for you each week, but it will not be available in printed form. Our Bulletins are always available on our website and our Parish App. Each week, the bulletin has content such as Gospel Meditations, coloring pages and other activities for the kids, discussion questions about Sunday’s readings, school updates, and more.
Below are links to our YouTube channel, Facebook page and more. Please keep “meeting” us in these spaces to do as Pope Francis invited – finding new forms of hospitality, fraternity and solidarity!
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChurchoftheRes/
Our YouTube Channel: https://m.youtube.com/chann…/UC7zGHgKAfrs7p2CzqNpqpag/videos
Our Online Giving site: https://churchoftheres.weshareonline.org/
Our free Parish App in the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weconnect.appv3
Our free Parish App in the Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weconnect-parish-app/id1333569102?mt=8