Time of Grace
It was only last week that the Archbishop suspended all public masses in the Archdiocese because of the threat posed by the corona virus. There is no date certain when the suspension will end. This includes both weekday and Sunday Masses. All parish activities and meetings are also cancelled including Friday Stations of the Cross and our soup and scripture study that follows. CCD and Confirmation classes will not be held during this time period.
I will continue to offer daily mass for your intentions and for an end to this crisis in our country. The doors of the Church will be open daily from 7:00am to 6:00pm for personal prayer. I would ask that when others are in the Church with you, you practice social distancing of at least six feet from other people.
The sacrament of confession will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6pm and on Saturday from 2:30-5:30. I am always available by appointment as well. Our office hours will be shortened from 9-12 on the weekdays as well. We will continue to have adoration on Fridays from 7am-6pm. I hope that you will make time to come and worship our Lord. We will continue to have adoration on Fridays but we must remember to practice social distancing while we are in the Church.
We will not be putting out a parish bulletin.
Despite all of this, we ask for your assistance both spiritual and financial through this difficult time. We still have bills to pay and continue to depend on your generosity even when Mass is not offered publicly. Please consider mailing your support to the parish office, or dropping it off during office hours, or you may also consider online giving. This is very easy to do if you are interested in looking into this just go to our web site sanclementeparish.org and click on the online giving link. We cannot continue to function without your generosity and we hope that when this present crisis is over, we will be able to return to business as usual without interruption.
Everyone is encouraged to celebrate Sunday as a domestic church by taking time to pray together at home with your family members. EWTN does an excellent job of televising the Mass and we have many priests in our diocese that are posting the Mass on Facebook. I would encourage everyone to pray every day and to keep Sunday a holy day. I hope and pray that this will end soon and that we can get back to normal but until that time let us not forget that Jesus is in control.
Your servant in Christ