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 ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
CANCELLED

After discussion with our staff and the Diocese and in conformity with Governor Cuomo’s mandate that people are to remain in their homes, out of an abundance of caution and the fear of any unintended consequences, we have decided to CANCEL Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament this Thursday, April 2nd and also on Holy Thursday evening.

Pope Francis Urbi et Orbi Blessing
A Call to Prayer

On March 27th, Pope Francis asked the question that Jesus posed to his Apostles when they were so fearful in a storm-seized boat on the Sea of Galilee: “Why are you afraid?  Have you no faith?”  (Mk 4:40)  In his ‘Urbi et Orbi” address, the Holy Father commented:  “We are not self-sufficient; by ourselves we flounder:  we need the Lord like ancient navigators needed the stars.  Let us invite Jesus into the boats of our lives.  Let us hand over our fears to him so that he can conquer them.  Like the disciples we will experience that with him on board there will be no shipwreck.  Because this is God’s strength:  turning to the good everything that happens to us, even the bad things.  He brings serenity into our storms, because with God life never dies.”

We are all well-aware of the courage and compassionate service that so many people are offering during these difficult days.  Doctors, nurses, aides, care-givers, medical personnel, medical secretaries, First Responders, Police, Firefighters, civic officials, technicians, scientists working for a cure, childcare workers, delivery people, Post Office and gas station and grocery store personnel, maintenance workers, food pantry and homeless shelter employees and volunteers, Pharmacy workers, restaurant workers, religious leaders and so many, many others who assist us that our lives may be bearable in such times of stress and unknown.  Pope Francis implored us to pray for all of these dedicated servants. As he said: “Prayer and quiet service: these are victorious weapons.”

In that spirit, we are called to prayer.  We remember these people of dedicated and essential service and we pray for those who have died from the virus, those who are struggling with this disease, their families and caregivers, and those seeking a cure. 

 

HOLY WEEK 2020

 Palm Sunday, April 5
Mass from Immaculate Conception Church at www.icfayettteville.org.

(Mass will be online beginning Saturday at Noon)

In keeping with the current restrictions on the distribution of Holy Communion, the distribution of palms will not take place until public Masses and the distribution of Holy Communion resume.

Holy Thursday, April 9
5:10 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Bishop Douglas Lucia at Youtube.com/syrdio

Good Friday, April 10
2:00 p.m. Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

Bishop Douglas Lucia at Youtube.com/syrdio. 

4:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross from Immaculate Conception Church will be online at www.icfayetteville.org. 

Holy Saturday, April 11
8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Liturgy

Bishop Douglas Lucia at Youtube.com/syrdio.

Easter Sunday, April 12
Mass from Immaculate Conception Church at www.icfayetteville.org.

(Mass will be online beginning Saturday at 8:00 p.m.)

CHURCH IS OPEN FOR PRAYER

Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NEW PARISH OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Open for essential work only.
Request for Mass intentions and Mass cards should be phoned in.
Envelopes should be placed in the mail slot at the Rectory entrance.

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