News and Notes: 2021.02.17

News and Notes: 2021.02.17

With lots of joy in our hearts, after almost two months we are opening back up!  There is lots to share with you, so let’s get started. 


Ash Wednesday 

Although the in-person Masses are full, there are still opportunities for you to join us for Mass digitally and to receive ashes and Holy Communion. 

  • The 9:00 a.m. Mass will be live-streamed and recorded.  You can watch it from home.  
  • The 7:00 p.m. Mass will be a Zoom mass.    
  • For those participating online one way or the other, there will be an opportunity to receive ashes and Holy Communion from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

If you’re attending in-person, be sure to check out our in-person Mass regulations video to refresh your memory.


Wednesday Evening Prayer Starts February 17 

A reminder that you can join Fr. Rob and Fr. John in evening prayer every Wednesday at  4:45 p.m. during Lent.  You can find evening prayers by downloading the “i Breviary” App from the Apple Store or Google Play or clicking https://universalis.com/20210217/vespers.htm . 


The First Sunday of Lent – What’s Happening? 

Attending Mass in Person – Registration is Open 

Registration to attend this weekend’s Liturgy in person is now open.  Registration closes on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. 

In person Mass times are as follows:  Saturday at 5:00 p.m.; Sunday at 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 12:00 noon; and 6:00 p.m. 

Attending Mass Virtually 

Weekend Mass live-streams at 5:00 p.m.  

Drive-by Communion  

Reception of Holy Communion is available on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for those attending Mass virtually. Click here for instruction on how to join us for Drive-by Communion.


What Are You Doing for Lent? 

Looking for ways to experience Lent more fully?  Why not sign up to receive Lenten Reflections from Formed.org. While there why not check out the treasure trove of high-quality Catholic movies, courses, e-books available on the Formed.org website.   There is something for everyone and every age! 


Knights of Columbus Lenten Food Drive 

As Catholics, we are invited to actively participate in Lent through prayer, fasting and alms giving.  The Knights of Columbus are holding a food drive in support of the Gloucester Food Bank during Lent.  With the pandemic, food insecurity has never been more greatly felt by members of our local community.   

If you are able, please consider dropping off Non-perishable food items in the Parish hall in designated area on your way to Mass or anytime Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. 

“..for I was hungry and you gave me food…” Matthew 25:25