APRIL 5, 2020
Join Deacon Owen for Scripture and Prayer Service at 10:00 AM.
Zoom Meeting Details:
Meeting ID: 896 217 710 Password: 242459
Led by Deacon Owen
Evening Prayer - 7 PM - Monday thru Thursday
Prayer and Scripture - Noon - Sunday
Stations of the Cross - 7 PM - Friday
Bible Study - 3 PM - Wednesday thru Friday
LETTERS FROM FATHER MIKE:
April 3, 2020
Brothers and Sisters,
First, I want to recognize the hard work done by the parish staff to keep you informed, spiritually enriched, and connected as we attempt to negotiate these difficult days together. They have been a challenge for all of us but we all embrace a faith that says God always has the last word. Please continue to pray for those who are ill, for medical personnel, for hospitals, and for our local, state, and national governments as they attempt to lead us through these difficult times. Please also pray for Pope Francis, Bishop Persico, and all who lead us in faith.
We approach the holiest week of the Church’s year. We are mindful that we will not be together for these celebrations, but we are ins solidarity with one another as we proclaim Resurrection. For most of us, we have not confronted a challenge such as this, but keeping one another in our hearts and prayers will help us to celebrate this gift of faith with our families. We are providing you with family resources for you to pray through Easter as families; please take advantage of these opportunities.
Governor Wolf’s Stay at Home Order has caused us to readjust yet again. While the Church will remain open from Monday through Thursday 9 AM until 4 PM, all public gatherings for pray are discontinued. As I indicated earlier, there is no qualitative difference between the reserved Eucharist in the Tabernacle and the Eucharist in a Monstrance.
I have been edified by the responses of the parish. Your thoughts and good wishes have not gone unnoticed and all of us who serve you appreciate your concern.
If you wish to pray with others, you are invited to join Deacon Owen for Scripture Study, Stations of the Cross (TONIGHT) and Evening Prayer on ZOOM Meetings. It is very easy to connect to ZOOM Meetings. You can do that through our parish web site at www.beloveddiscipleparish.org.
On Sunday at 1 PM, I will celebrate Palm Sunday Eucharist live online. You can enter through the web site or on Facebook. I will bless palm at that Mass, and it will be available to you in the Gathering Space until 4 PM.
The Triduum will be Live Streamed to you, and I will post the times for those celebrations on Monday.
In the meantime, let’s pray for one another.
Lots of hope,
April 3, 2020
Brothers and Sisters,
This guidance has come from the Diocese of Erie. While I appreciate your good thoughts and intentions, it will be necessary to follow these stipulations.
“2. We have received several questions and suggestions from individuals trying to find a way to engage the faithful more fully on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Although these intentions are well-placed, the experts are telling us that the worst is yet to come. For this reason, all of the restrictions and prohibitions in place remain fully in force for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, just as on all other days during this current crisis. We are not to invite people to gather, either in the church or in the parking lot, either in person or in their cars, etc. We are not to distribute the Eucharist to such groups, either within the church or in the parking lot. For the time being, the faithful will need to continue to make a spiritual communion, the benefits of which should not be underestimated. “
We, the Church of the Beloved Disciple, are called by our Baptism to worship God through liturgy and the sacraments to serve others by ministering to the community and to actively spread the Gospel.
- Church of the Beloved Disciple Mission Statement
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Confessions will still be heard on Saturdays from 3 PM until 4 PM.
We will have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until 4 PM. Rosary will be said at 3:30 PM and reposition at 4 PM.
See Father's letter on the Home Page for more information.
Please pray for our parishioners who have gone to be with the Lord...
- Florence M. Rohrer, born June 6, 1942, died January 21, 2020
- Jennine Stodolak Wilson, born January 22, 1929, died November 14, 2019
- Audrey M. Homza, born Decenber 19, 1931, died October 18, 2019
- Thomas A. Paganelli, born September 19, 1950, died October 15, 2019
- Edward A. Dietrich, born September 26, 1958, died September 13, 2019
Click here for information from the Erie Diocese Office of Child Protection.
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All events at the Church and the Knights of Columbus have been cancelled until further notice.
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