here to view
the Open Doors video with a "Welcome Home" from our Archbishop.
Modified Mass Schedule at St. Vincent's
The weekend Mass schedule had to be modified to allow enough time
between the Masses for sanitizing:
5:00 P.M. Saturday Vigil Mass
7:30 A.M., 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Sunday Masses
Monday through Friday
6:30 A.M. in the Chapel
9:00 A.M. in the Church
Saturday at 8:00 A.M. in the Church
Face masks must be worn by all attending Mass, and social distance
must be maintained while seated and while processing in and out of
Church and to and from Communion.
After each Mass the Church (or Chapel) must be sanitized.
Family Sunday Prayer Service
In the Church's view, the family is the domestic Church,
so Father McLaughlin has suggested that during this crisis when
attendance at Sunday Mass is not an option, the head of the family
leads the entire family in prayer each Sunday.
A resource has been developed to provide a ritual by which
families, "the domestic church," can keep the Lord's day holy by
joining together to celebrate part of the Church's liturgy at home.
Ideally, the head of the family will lead the service; other
members of the family should take on roles as readers. Each
ritual for home is for a specific Sunday or holyday;
it includes the Readings used at Mass and thus unites the
family with the Masses that are being celebrated throughout the
world. It could also be used in following the Liturgy of the Word
in a televised or live stream Mass.
Since we cannot achieve "hands free" transferral of non-perishable
food for the Jesus Focus Ministry Food Bank on People to People Sunday,
the first and third Sundays of the month, the in-parish collection of
these goods continues to be suspended.
However, the need still exists —
actually, it is greater because many have lost their jobs.
Parishioners are encouraged to deliver food directly to the
food bank at 1030 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA (215-953-2000).
As you drive into the Bethanna Complex, you will see the shed in
the above picture. Place the food in the shed if no staff
are present; staff are present from 9:00 A.M.
to 11:30 A.M. and will assist — you simply
put your delivery on a cart.
The need is for nonperishable food and canned goods, especially those high
in protein, as well as personal hygiene products.
Get Google Maps directions to the Jesus Focus Food Bank:
here for more information
on People to People Sunday.
Meals for the Homeless Continue
The Meals for the Homeless program continues.
Frozen casseroles are collected monthly to be used
by St. John's Hospice ministry to the homeless in central
Philadelphia. The next collection is Sunday and Monday,
July 19th and 20th.
They are dropped off at 20 Worthington Mill Road
The staff at St. John's Hospice
have told us they are preparing trays for take-out.
for more information on Meals for Homeless.
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