Church of the Holy Rosary

Weekly Letter from Fr. Steiner

Dear faithful people of God,

With all praise and thanksgiving to Our Lord of heaven and earth I would like to inform you we will be allowed to publicly resume Masses begin on Monday May 18th. We will once again be able to gather and be together for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass while still maintaining social distancing. I ask for you continued patience and generosity as we make this transition knowing that each of us will need to make adjustments on how we do things. There will be many things to put in place for precautions and to make sure we are maintaining cleaning/sanitizing/disinfecting procedures that will keep us safer.

As we hunger and yearn for the Holy Eucharist, I ask that you please consider others and try to maintain healthy habits that will keep all of us safe. If you are over 65 or have health concerns that would put you or others at risk, please be aware that the dispensation of Bishop Spalding for the Sunday precept is still in effect until June 30, 2020. If you fall under this category remain home. Part of our planning is to figure out how we can have possible family members trained to take Holy Communion to their at risk loved ones. We will also have to continue following the social distance guidelines and prepare the Church to keep these guidelines while we are in Mass. We are only allowed to gather at 50% of our capacity at this time. Therefore, Holy Rosary will only be able to fit safely around 100 people for each Mass. I will send out the specific plan this Wednesday for the return of public Masses at Holy Rosary and our procedures and protocol that we will follow.

Please share this information with those who do not have access to social media, think of who these individuals may be, please think about who these individuals may be and reach out to them to inform them.

“For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.”

John 6:55-58

In Christ,
Father Steiner

Until May 18, Holy Rosary will continue to be open for private prayer from 8am – 8pm daily.