Did You Know...?

 

...that we are re-opening the church for public Masses, beginning this weekend?

 

There are certain specific protocols which MUST be observed in order for us to restore normal liturgical life in our Parish, according to the Diocesan directives.

 

The Mass times, for the present, will be 9:00 AM every weekday, Monday through Saturday.  Those Masses will be ‘livestreamed’ at 9:00 AM every weekday, for those sequestering at home. For those participating, via “livestreaming”, who wish to receive Holy Communion, you may receive each day at the Kiosk (under the corridor between the church and Kino Hall.)  That opportunity will be for ½ hour following the daily Masses – approximately 9:45-10:15.  When receiving outdoors, please observe the requirement of wearing a mask.  The Sunday Vigil Masses (Saturday evening) will be at 5:00 PM (and 6:30 PM at Good Shepherd Mission.)

 

On Sundays, the Mass times are 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon (Spanish), and 5:00 PM.  The Masses at 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon will be “livestreamed”, and Holy Communion will be available at the Kiosk (outdoors) for ½ hour following the 10:00 AM and Noon Masses, for those who have participated in the “livestreamed” Masses. (Masks required.)

 

Our Bishop reminds us that he has suspended (temporarily) the Obligation to attend Mass, and that anyone who feels that they are at risk, because of age or particular medical circumstances, should refrain from attending public Masses.


There is also the reminder, as has always been the case, that if a person feels ill, they should not attend Mass, for their own protection and that of your fellow worshipers! (Illness has always ‘excused’ non-attendance!)

 

Following the procedures developed, and approved by the Diocese, when we opened for public liturgies in June, social distancing MUST be observed – with 6’ between yourself and non-family members. We have taped off every other pew, to encourage the practice of social distancing.

 

Please use all of the entrances of the church in exiting, to avoid congestion, and be patient in waiting for others to exit – again, waiting until aisles are clear in front of you before exiting.  Holy Communion will be distributed outside following Mass for those who have participated via ‘livestreaming’.

 

Masks are required in the church, and will be made available if you have forgotten to bring one.

 

Please use the hand-sanitizers, also available at the entrances.

 

The church will be sprayed with disinfectant and the metal surfaces (door handles, restroom counters, etc. will be wiped down with disinfectant following each Mass.

 

Confession times will be from 8:30-8:55 AM on weekdays (Monday through Fridays), on Saturdays from 8:30-8:55 AM and 3:30-4:55 PM – before the Masses, and on Sundays, from 7:30-8:55 AM and 4:15-4:55 PM. Confessions will be heard in the “Family Room” practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

 

PLEASE be patient with us, your Staff, and one another, as we work through this difficult and admittedly confusing time, in trying to restore normal liturgical life and, at the same time, keep all safe!

 

Congrats Ann ! !

 

3 August 2020

 

Bethlehem University Foundation is pleased to announce the April 2020 election of Helena Christine and Ann Dickson to the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation.

 

As a joint venture between the De La Salle Christian Brothers and the Vatican, Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation, once elected to the Board, must be confirmed by the Superior General of the Christian Brothers and the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches. Helena and Ann's election was confirmed earlier this week.

 

Reflecting on the election, Sister Irene O’Neill, Chair of the Board of Directors said, "The Foundation is honored to welcome Helena and Ann to the Board. They bring years of professional experience and personal support to the Foundation. The Board is very fortunate to have both women join in our ministry of supporting and promoting Bethlehem University in the Holy Land."

 

Both Helena and Ann are Patrons of the Bethlehem University Foundation and are Dames of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

 

Their terms will commence in November of this year.

Food For Thought...

 

“For we find that the work of forgiveness has to be done over and over and over again. We forgive, we mortify our resentment; a week later some chain of thought carries us right back to the original offense and we discover the old resentment blazing away as if nothing had been done about it at all. We need to forgive our brother seventy times seven, not only for four hundred and ninety offenses, but for the one offense!”
                                                                                           

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

 

 

 

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This week’s  Question: “What is the ‘Falling Asleep of the Mother of God’?”

 

The answer to last week’s Question: “Did St. Joseph have another wife?” An ancient tradition, which is accepted by the Eastern Orthodox Churches as authoritative, says that Joseph was an elderly widower with a grown up family of sons and daughters when he became engaged to Mary. This account appears in the second-century apocryphal gospel – the Protoevangelium of James. This source was quoted by the early Christian theologian Origen, as well as the Church Father, St. Clement of Alexandria, and the early Christian apologist and martyr, St. Justin. On the basis of this tradition, the Scriptural references to the “brothers and sisters of the Lord,” would refer to the children of St. Joseph’s first marriage, who would be the step-children of Mary. In Christian art up until the present, St. Joseph was usually depicted as elderly, based on this tradition.

 

(If  you would like to be as well-informed as the “Quiz Master” – pick up a copy of the Catholic Source Book, available in the Parish Office, for only $15!)

 

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OK, so, what happens when the offertory plate is passed to me at Mass and I don't place anything in it? 

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Our Mass Schedule
 

Mass Times

SUNDAYS:

8:00 AM

10:00 AM (“livestreamed”)

12:00 Noon (Spanish) (“livestreamed”)

5:00 PM.

Outdoor Holy Communion available at the Kiosk for ½ hour, following the Masses at 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon

(approximately 11:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-1:30 PM.)

Mon - Sat Daily Mass

9 AM (“livestreamed”)

Outdoor Holy Communion will be available at the Kiosk for ½ hour following Mass – approximately 9:45-10:15 AM.


-- Reconciliation Schedule --

WEEKDAYS: 8:30-8:55 AM – before the Mass
SATURDAYS: 8:30-8:55 AM and 3:30-4:55 PM
SUNDAYS: 7:30 – 8:55 AM and 4:30-4:45 PM

Anytime by appointment

 

A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP WEISENBURGER -

 

 

I am pleased to share with you that as of August 7th the majority of our parishes have the option to open once again for limited public worship. As this situation is evolving each community must understand that these protocols can evolve as this public health crisis evolves.

The risks associated with public gatherings have not decreased and the formal Dispensation from participating in Sunday Mass in person remains in place for all persons living in or visiting the Diocese of Tucson. To state the obvious, we do not have a working vaccine or perfect method of treatment for Covid-19. It is my recommendation that the faithful remain at home until this situation is somewhat safer. I urge the faithful to commit daily to a time of prayer but most especially on Sundays. I also strongly encourage the reception of Holy Communion outdoors at your parish after prayerfully observing a Mass on television or the internet. 

Lastly, I once again urge the faithful to enter into a true spirit of prayer, asking Our Lord and His Blessed Mother to intervene quickly, bringing us the vaccine and better medical treatments we need in order to celebrate our faith with far fewer constraints.

I also ask for prayers for the sick, as well as for healthcare workers and first-responders. They are powerful witnesses to the love of neighbor.

 

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Dear Brother Knights, 

It was bought to our attention that scammers are targeting parishioners throughout Arizona.  The Scammers are sending emails to brother knights claiming that their Pastor is asking parishioners to purchase iTunes or Amazon gift cards and to send the cards codes back to the Pastor by replying to the scammers’ email. If you receive such an email or an email that looks suspicious, please check with your Parish office before making any purchases. 
 Vivat Jesus,

Luigi Baratta
State Secratary
Knights Of Columbus Arizona State Council

 

Sisters Serving Our Parish

 

 

Prayers for Relief from Coronavirus

 

Prayer for Healing from Coronavirus

 

Una oración a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe:

 

 

 

 During this time, remember to practice C.H.U.R.C.H. 

C harity - Be charitable and think of others first 

H ygiene - Stay healthy by practicing good hygiene 

U nderstanding -Be understanding and patient with others 

R esourcefulness - Check trustworthy resources often 

C ommon Sense - Practice and encourage common sense in your circle 

H oliness - Be holy and pray for those suffering, those on the front lines, and for a rapid cure.

 

St Vincent de Paul

 

We foresee needing some specific items for the Food bank located at 614 Bartow Drive.

Particularly bread, canned fruit, canned chili or stew with meat, ramen noodles and beans.

Our hours have been shortened from 12 noon-3 pm.

We may be forced to shorten them again, but we will continue giving food out to our Friends.

 

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Grouping in English-language by phone will be available Wednesdays at 6:00pm, Fridays at 11:00am, and Saturdays at 1:00pm by calling Zina (520 227-3081).  Spanish-language grouping by phone will be available on Fridays at 11:00am and on Saturdays at 1:00pm by calling Tony (520 249-8781).  We look forward to grouping with you.  For Spanish, read below. 

Reunión en inglés por teléfono está disponible en los miércoles a las seis de la tarde (6:00pm), los viernes a las once de la manana (11:00am), o los sábados a la una de la tarde (1:00pm).  Para participar en reunión en inglés, por favor de llamar a Zina por teléfono a (520 227-3081).  Reunión en español por teléfono está disponible los viernes a las once de la manana (11:00am) o los sábados a la una de la tarde (1:00pm).  Para participar en reunión en español, por favor de llamar a Tony por teléfono a (520 249-8781).  Nosotros esperamos reunirnos con ustedes.  Para inglés leerlo arriba.

 

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