My Dear Parishioners,
Thank you for the warm welcome I have received here at Immaculate Conception! It is a privilege for me to be here with you, and I look forward to many more years of our growing in holiness together!
I have several updates that I would like to bring to your attention:
In order to more fully ensure a safe environment for those of us in the parish office, we will now be allowing only 1 person at a time to enter the office. Children who are with their parents will be exempt. Masks will be required in the office. This will be in effect until further notice. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your cooperation.
A more exciting piece of news is that effective next weekend, July 18 & 19, we will be returning to our normal Mass schedule of 4:30 pm Saturday and 8:00 am and 10:30 am on Sunday. It has been a goal of mine since my arrival to return to our normal schedule, and I am very happy to do so. We have a plan in place for disinfection and sanitation which will make this effort possible.
Effective this weekend we will now be keeping the usher's room and the choir loft locked. We have expensive computer and audio visual equipment in the usher's room which we need to protect. The AED unit has been relocated to the visiting priest's confessional in the church. Obviously in the choir loft we have our beautiful pipe organ which also needs to be protected. Again, thank you for your understanding.
Since I have chosen to enter and exit the church via the main aisle we will now be allowing access to the church through the doors near the parish office. You will find a hand sanitizer dispenser on the credenza for your use.
Just to review protocol for emergency anointings/Last Rites: call the parish office anytime, day or night. After office hours if you press 0 it will connect you to the emergency line (which has a new phone number).
I think that's enough for this week! Stay cool in this hot weather!
Immaculate Mary, pray for us!