Beginning Wednesday, June 2ND, following the guidance of
Governor DeWine, most of the COVID-19 restrictions will be removed. The
following will be allowed beginning Wednesday, June 2ND:
Face masks are no longer required, but are strongly suggested for those
who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine or are otherwise
vulnerable. Respect is to be shown to those following CDC and state and
local guidelines, as well as for those, who for personal reasons, choose
to continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing.
Social distancing is no longer required. The use of all pews/seating
areas is permitted.
The use of Holy Water fonts is permitted. Holy Water will be replaced
and basins should be cleaned regularly.
Liturgical processions at the beginning and conclusion of the liturgy as
well as offertory processions are permitted.
The offertory collection is permitted.
The Sign of Peace:
The sign of peace among the faithful is permitted. It should be
exchanged without physical contact between persons who are not of the
same household or family.
Liturgical ministers (altar servers, lectors, ushers, musicians,
cantors, choirs, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion) are
8. Holy Communion: The distribution of the Precious Blood
remains suspended until further notice. It is highly recommended that
one receive Holy Communion in the hand, but the right to receive on the
tongue remains in place. A table with sanitizer should be located near
the distribution station for those distributing Holy Communion who
accidently physically contact a communicant, sanitizing immediately
after contact and before proceeding to the next communicant.
Greeting of the faithful:
Clergy may greet parishioners, but with special care if the cleric has
not yet been fully vaccinated or is otherwise vulnerable.
Hymnals and other books may be returned to the pews.
11. Cleaning of Church:
general cleaning of the church and other public places will take place
on a regular schedule, with special attention given to frequently used
surfaces such as door handles, bathroom fixtures, etc.
12: Hand Sanitizers:
will continue to provide hand sanitizers at the church entrances.
ask the faithful who are not feeling well to remain at home.
Visitation to the homebound, hospitalized and nursing
homes is permitted urging those visiting to use good hygiene and to
refrain from visiting when they are not feeling well.
Care should be taken to continue following CDC, state, and
local guidelines with regard to activities with children who have not
yet been fully vaccinated.
Bless You! Fr. Joe Bacevic
Beginning next weekend, we
will be hearing confessions at the old time: 4:00 on Saturday afternoons.
Confessions will be heard in the confessional.
The next meeting of our
parish Pastoral Council will take place on Tuesday, June 8TH at 7:00
pm in the Rectory conference room. We ask all council members to be present at
ask you to remember in your prayers the souls of Father Ronald Szudarek, and
Deacon Charles Doerpers, who recently died. May they live forever
in the blessedness of heaven.
May 31, 2021, is Memorial Day. This is the day that we honor our war dead.
This year our Memorial Day remembrance will begin with flag raising and ceremony
honoring our dead in our front parking lot at 8:30 am, followed by Mass at 9:00
am. All are invited to participate in this event. Because of the COVID-19
pandemic, there will be no breakfast after the Mass.
Day approaching, it is time for our Catholic War Veterans Post 613 to have their
annual Poppy Distribution. This activity enables the Post to continue their
welfare programs for our veterans and their families. They will be distributing
poppies and accepting donations after all the Masses this weekend (May 29-30).
Please be generous in supporting their work.
May is the time
our Holy Name Society recruits new members and collects their annual dues. An
envelope for this purpose is enclosed with the envelope packet. Dues are only
$5 for the year. Like all other activities, the Holy Name Society has been
inactive since February, 2020. We are hoping to revive their activities in July
of this year. These activities include the Summer Picnic, Monthly Eucharistic
Adoration, Christmas Giving Tree, and Monthly Split Raffle. To join the Holy
Name Society, simply put your dues in the envelope and drop it in the offering
box in the Church.
On Friday, June
4th, free COVID vaccinations will be offered at the St. Mary parish hall through
NEON (Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services). This is a great outreach to
our parishes as well as our neighborhood community. Vaccinations will be
administered from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Moderna vaccine will be
administered. There is no need to register.
Jesus, the risen
Lord, enters the room in which the disciples had barricaded themselves out of
fear and offers them two gifts: his peace and the breath of the Holy Spirit.
This scene and these words are familiar to us, having pondered them only a few
weeks ago on the Second Sunday of Easter. Today, on the feast of Pentecost, we
focus on the sharing of the Holy Spirit. Today’s responsorial psalm lifts up
another aspect of the Holy Spirit as an agent of renewal in the world.
Commissioning the disciples to carry on his ministry, Jesus says, “As the father
has sent me, so I send you.” How do these words reverberate with your own faith
journey in your family life?
With the end of the pandemic
restrictions, we will no longer be recording Sunday Mass. These were recorded
on Friday afternoons and not “live streamed” and posted on Your Tube. Our
shut-ins who can’t come to church generally do not have access to a computer to
follow us on You Tube so there is no reason for us to record Masses. We thank
our former secretary, Laura, for setting this up, Kestutis Civinskas who became
the “producer” and camera operator, and Roma Bandza who faithfully provided
music for these Masses.
Beginning in February, 2019,
we began mailing weekly bulletins to those who requested them, and our weekly
bulletin mailings increased to 30+ bulletins. Now that the pandemic
restrictions have been lifted, we will only send bulletins to our shut-ins.