- The health and safety of our parishioners is important to us. We pray for good health and
protection for all.
- We will continue to offer the live-streaming of Masses on Sundays.
- General dispensation from the Sunday obligation will remain until we hear otherwise from the Bishop (which means that our elderly and the sick are encouraged to stay at home and participate in the Mass through live-streaming.)
- Face masks are mandated for all who come to church (from age 2.)
- Social distancing of 6 feet (except among family /household units) will be kept in and around the church.
- Hand sanitizers will be made available at the entrances of the church.
- Pews, including tops, seats and kneelers, will be sanitized after every Mass.
The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, is one of the great solemnities in the Christian liturgical calendar and commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter. However, some Roman Catholic provinces have moved the observance to the following Sunday. The feast is one of the ecumenical feasts ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost. The observance of this feast is of great antiquity. Although no documentary evidence of it exists prior to the beginning of the 5th century, Saint Augustine says that it is of Apostolic origin, and he speaks of it in a way that shows it was the universal observance of the Church long before his time. Frequent mention of it is made in the writings of Saint John Chrysostom, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, and in the Constitution of the Apostles. The Pilgrimage of Aetheria speaks of the vigil of this feast and of the feast itself, as they were kept in the church built over the grotto in Bethlehem in which Christ was born. O Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Masses will resume for our parish on Saturday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 9:00 am.
Daily Mass will resume at Our Mother of Sorrows on Monday, May 25th at 8:30 am
Sunday Mass will Live Stream on Blessed Seelos’ Facebook page at 9:00 am
One hundred and ten (110) people will be allowed at a time to be in Blessed Seelos church. We ask that you follow the suggested “social distancing” policy (except among family / household units).
**For your safety and the safety of others, a mask must be worn by everyone over the age of 2 while in church.