St. Paddy's Day Message

On this most unusual Saint Patrick’s Day it is good to remember that the
apostle to Ireland experienced in his early life both captivity and slavery, as well
as a period of near starvation. His fortitude in the face of hardship and his faith
in Jesus Christ have been a source of encouragement for centuries to the Irish
people and others, especially during periods of oppression and adversity. While
we may not observe his feast day with the customary festivities, we can still
celebrate Saint Patrick’s Christian faith and pray for his intercession in our own
time of stress.
While events are still unfolding and the suspension of the public celebration
of Mass is still in place we remain at work at the parish and are making plans to
livestream the celebration of Mass from the church this Sunday. We will send
you more information as plans are finalized. Also, there are Lenten activities
which remain available to you.
 The church will be open during the usual daytime hours for individual
prayers and devotions and stations of the cross.
 Wednesday evening confessions and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
will be available from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm.
 Saints and Stations on Friday evening will begin in the church at 7:00 pm
with a talk by Fr. Luckett on Saint Benedict and his contribution to
spirituality followed by stations at 7:30 pm.
 Saturday confessions will be from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm as usual.
Please be assured that you are in my prayers in a special way during this
time. May God bless you and all your loved ones with good health and even
joy.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Samuel Giese
Pastor