Parish Updates - May 2020
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Update from Father Gary - May 30th
Our Parish’s Efforts During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Public Masses are celebrated at St. Colette Church on Saturdays at 4:00pm and Sundays at 8:00am and 12 Noon. The 10:00am Mass is temporarily cancelled so the church can be cleaned and disinfected after the 8:00am Mass and in time for the 12 Noon Mass. The Saturday Mass continues to be livestreamed on Facebook at 4:00pm and available for viewing on Sunday. Weekday Masses are celebrated on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays at 9:00am. See the link at the top of the page for more information regarding the livestreaming of our 4:00pm Mass and the list at the bottom of the page for more ways to experience Mass, including livestreams, the television schedule, and radio options.
Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the confessionals in our church are not available until further notice for the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. If you have a dire need to go to confession, please contact me for an appointment at 734-464-4433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are important days for us to be people of prayer. There are prayer suggestions listed below, and you can visit our church when the building is open. During the week our church is open Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 3:00pm, Friday 8:00am – 2:30pm, and Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm. At the church entrances and on a table in the center aisle of the church are copies of prayer suggestions during your visit and copies of our parish’s church paper. As part of your personal prayer at home, please consider reading the Scripture Readings the Church provides for every day of the year – you can find them HERE - to find the day's readings, use the calendar on the right side of the page.
Please remember those living in poverty and those who need assistance due to being unemployed. While the church is open, you can continue to donate to our parish’s Food Drive. We are accepting monetary donations to the Food Drive as well. Please contact the parish office if you need non-financial assistance to see if the parish can help you.
St. Colette Parish still needs your financial support to maintain our properties, pay our staff who are working from home, and to continue our service to the community. In the past, St. Colette parishioners have been very generous offering monetary donations in times of crisis and I hope that generosity continues during this current situation. You are asked, to the best of your ability, to continue to make your weekly contributions in the collection basket for weekend Mass, by mail, hand delivery, or by using Faith Direct. If hand delivering your contribution envelopes please do not leave them in the church, or place them in the mail box at the parish office, or try to force them in doorways. Doing so is not a secure method and your donations may be stolen. Please use the mail slots located at the Religious Education/Activities Center door or the one at the Family & Youth Center door (around the corner, to the right of the parish office door). If you have been financially affected by the pandemic, please do not feel compelled to send your contributions. It is more important for you to purchase food, medication and pay your household bills.
Please continue to exercise social distancing by staying at least six feet away from other people and wear a facemask when walking to the church and in the church building. If you are experiencing any signs of illness or have a high-risk medical condition, you should stay home.
Fr. Gary Michalik
The Parish Office, Religious Education Office, and Youth Ministry Office are all closed until further notice.
Most of our staff will handling some of their normal duties from home, and we are all able to access our phone messages from home, although email is a better option to reach us. Father Gary and Greg, our business manager, will be monitoring the buildings and mail. If you need assistance from any staff member, please telephone or email the appropriate office and a staff member will contact you. To drop something off (such as a contribution envelope, article for the church paper, etc.) please use one of the mail slots located at the entrances of the Youth and Religious Education Offices. Both will be checked daily.