All Masses and all parish events are cancelled until further notice.
Palm Sunday Mass from Vatican
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COVID- 19 Response and Recommendations
A Note from St. Owen Staff
With rapidly changing facts and circumstances, it has become a challenge to keep information updated, therefore we will be using the phrase “until further notice” instead of concrete dates.
We are very anxious to open the church doors to you and resume everyday parish life, but it is our civic duty to follow the Governor’s orders as well as our faith-based responsibility as Archbishop Vigneron has stated: “…with eyes fixed on him and his greatest commandment to love one another, which in this difficult time means that we ensure the health and safety of our community by following the wise counsel of local, state and federal government and health officials.”
It is always our desire to serve and support you, however the “stay home” order dictates limitations, therefore:
- Parish office is temporarily closed. Staff is working from home and checking phone messages and email remotely.
- St. Owen Church is closed.
- The parish bulletin will continue to be published weekly and available here on the parish website. You may also subscribe to the bulletin at www.parishesonline.com.
- Celebrate Sunday Mass from Live Stream real time via our website or choose a time when your family can gather for the recorded liturgy.
- Daily and weekly scripture readings are available on our website. Also look for Fr. Cronk’s videotaped reflections and words of encouragement.
- Donations of food and paper goods to replenish the parish pantry are suspended until “shelter in place” order is lifted.
This is an unsettling time for all of us, as we pray for you and your families, we are asking for prayers for Fr. Cronk and all St. Owen employees.
The majority of parish income comes from the Sunday collection; with Masses cancelled this crucial source of contributions (income) is cut off. St. Owen is not immune to the harsh financial realities that our local businesses and unemployed neighbors are facing. Please continue your weekly contributions.
We pray for the sick and dying, the medical professionals and researchers, our spiritual leaders and a resumption of Celebration of the Holy Eucharist. May we look to the Lord to sustain us while we are wanderers in the desert. Fr. Cronk and St. Owen staff keep you in our prayers as we too manage through these challenging times.
Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.
Jesus Christ, heal us.
Financial Stewardship: A time for concerns
As you have noticed, St. Owen’s budget shortfall has continued to grow over the past several weeks. With the current suspension of Masses, the concern is real. The majority of parishioners give their contributions during weekend Masses. With no Mass...no contributions.
We are all in this together. Let’s take care of one another by following all CDC and AOD guidelines and consider alternative ways to take care of our parish:
(a) mail your offertory gift,
(b) give online via WeShare,
(c) set up auto pay with your bank or investment account or
(d) drop your church envelope off at the parish office.
We do count on your understanding and your generosity, thank you.
Readings for the week of April 5, 2020
- Sunday: Mt 21:1-11 / Is 50:4-7 / Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 [2a] / Phil 2:6-11 / Mt 26:14—27:66 or 27:11-54
- Monday: Is 42:1-7 / Ps 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14 [1a] / Jn 12:1-11
- Tuesday: Is 49:1-6 / Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5ab-6ab, 15 and 17 [cf. 15ab] / Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
- Wednesday: Is 50:4-9a / Ps 69:8-10, 21-22, 31 and 33-34 [14c] / Mt 26:14-25
- Thursday: Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9 / Ps 89:21-22, 25 and 27  / Rv 1:5-8 / Lk 4:16-21
- s Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 / Ps 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18 [cf. 1 Cor 10:16] / 1 Cor 11:23-26 / Jn 13:1-15
- Friday: Is 52:13—53:12 / Ps 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 [Lk 23:46] / Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9 / Jn 18:1—19:42
- Saturday: Vigil: Gn 1:1—2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a / Ps 104:1-2, 5-6, 10, 12, 13-14, 24, 35  or Ps 33:4-5, 6-7, 12-13, 20-22 [5b] / Gn 22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 / Ps 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11  / Ex 14:15—15:1 / Ex 15:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 17-18 [1b] / Is 54:5-14 / Ps 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 [2a] / Is 55:1-11 / Is 12:2-3, 4, 5-6  / Bar 3:9-15, 32—4:4 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 [Jn 6:68c] / Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28 / Ps 42:3, 5; 43:3, 4 [42:2] or Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6  or Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 [12a] / Rom 6:3-11 / Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 / Mt 28:1-10
- Next Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43 / Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23  / Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8 / Jn 20:1-9 or Mt 28:1-10
Holy Spirit Mosaic
YOUTH GROUP - Summer 2019 Mission Trip
We strive to be an open, welcoming and caring Catholic community of believers who are called to share, celebrate, renew and grow in faith, love of God and one another. We embrace Jesus by living His teachings and values and put our faith into action through service, tithing and outreach.