Dear parishioner of OLP in Fords,
As you may know Bishop Checchio has informed us that public in-church Masses may resume on the weekend of 13-14 June 2020.
OLP will resume the Mass Schedule which was suspended in the middle of March. At this time, OLP Masses are 5:15 PM Saturday, 8:00, 10:00 AM and Noon on Sunday. You are asked to follow the signage on each pew and take a place six feet from others. Families who live in the same household may sit together. Facemasks are to be worn at all times except when lifted briefly for the reception of Holy Communion.
Holy Communion will be offered in-hand at the end of Holy Mass. At this time the Precious Blood is not offered. Come to receive Holy Communion walking six feet from the person in front and behind you.
At the "Sign of Peace" it is recommended that a simple smile and nod-of-peace be offered to each other.
Please do not congregate in the church or on church grounds before, during or after Holy Mass.
Confessions will be heard starting 13 June from 11:00 AM to Noon and again at 4:00 to 4:45 PM. All Confessions will be heard in the Heritage Room. Please wait outside the Heritage Room at a responsible distance for those going to Confession and six feet apart from those waiting for the Sacrament.
Users will take your offering at the usual times during Mass.
The weekday mass Schedule will resume on 15 June with the 8:00 AM Mass.
More information will be available in the coming days and weeks as it is available.
Let us, as always, approach God's House with great reverence, offering Catholic responsibility and hospitality to all who come to praise the Lord.
Rev. Matthew R. Paratore, S.T.L., J.C.L.