Second Sunday of Ordinary Time/Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
English Mass @ 5pm on Saturday, January 16 (available all weekend)
Misa en Español @ 12pm en domingo, el 17 de enero (disponible todo el fin de semana)
By way of announcements:
1.- As a safety note, we continue to encourage everyone to follow all health and safety precautions, including: social distancing, wearing of face coverings, and regular hand washing. We all continue to strive to keep the larger community as healthy as possible, by first encouraging health in our own parish and school families! Please keep our staff and parishioners in your prayers! We appreciate your support and your care! If you need something from our parish staff (or the office), you may drop by, but we would encourage you, please, to email or call rather than come in to the office.
2.- Thank you for joining us today for our Mass celebrating the Baptism of the Lord. Please continue to celebrate virtual Masses each weekend with us! These Masses will continue to be livestreamed here on our YouTube channel.
3.- Thank you to everyone who provided flowers for the church for Advent and Christmas. We will pray for all those you have recommended to us: honoring friends and family members and remembering your deceased loved ones; all of their names are on our Christmas Remembrance List (posted in the church and on-line) and atop the altar at every Mass.
4.- Be sure to drop by the parish office to pick up your “gift copy” of Mother Teresa’s book “Do Something Beautiful for God.” We hope you enjoy a year of reflections from one of the most inspiring women who ever walked in the path of the Lord.
5. Parish calendars for 2021 are now available and ready for pick up at the front office entryway. Thank you to our friends at Hustad Funeral Home for their kindness in making the new calendars available.
6. Thank you to all of our “essential ministers,” especially our music leaders who have graced us with and Advent and Christmas to remember!
7. On behalf of the whole parish staff, we wish you generous blessings in the New Year and we long for our return to the church for “public” Masses. Please pray for a quick end to all the threats we are facing because of the Coronavirus and a successful conclusion to “round four” of chemotherapy for our pastor.
8. Today’s Mass to celebrate the Baptism of the Lord will be available through the weekend. Today marks the official end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. All that we have remembered and celebrated during these days of festivity can inspire us to live this year as true sons and daughters of God and at the service of one another. Because of the love we have been shown, may our lives be “a light” for others who seek light and “a sign of hope” for those who are presently struggling.