120 Russell Avenue
Corner of Hw 9
Felton, CA 95018
Fr Roy Margallo
Fr Roy's Communique for Oct 18 2020
TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Please join our
Livestream Sunday Mass
online at 11:30 AM:
UPDATES ON SCHEDULE OF MASSES
While we are still battling with the pandemic and are trying to protect ourselves, winter is already settling in. Due to these two variables that are beyond my control, I am asking all of you to please be extra patient and understanding of the following modifications of our schedule of masses.
8:30 a.m. In-Person Mass Outside on Sunday - We will continue to hold outside in-person mass as long as weather permits. Anyone who cannot withstand the cold at this time, can stay inside their car and listen to the broadcast on the radio at 89.7 FM. A Eucharistic Minister will come to your car for holy communion. In case it rains, mass will be celebrated at the side of our hall, under the canopy while you remain inside your car. A Eucharistic Minister will come to you for your holy communion.
11:30 a.m. Livestream Mass on Sunday - We will continue with our livestream mass. In addition, the radio broadcast of the mass will be available at 87.9 FM and a Eucharistic Minister will distribute holy communion while you remain inside your car.
We are currently permitted to hold in-person mass inside the Church pursuant to the County’s regulation tier limits.
Protocols during this pandemic must still be observed.
My Brothers and Sisters,
November 3, 2020 is buzzing around the corner. I am sure many of you are wondering if our entity as Catholic Christians will find relevance to what is going on in our society. If you ask me, I offer you my most affirmative response. As a church and as people of God, Our Lord has these words for us to say today, “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth. As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.” (John 17:16-19) As a Pilgrim Church, we cannot ignore the realities of this life to which our Lord sent us to spread the good news of the Gospel. We owe it to this mandate that we exercise our right to vote as people that reflect the values of the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In this coming election, we must discern our choices and pray to the Holy Spirit that the Wisdom of God will guide us in the exercise of our duties and responsibilities as faithful citizens of our country. For this purpose, I encourage you to visit https://www.usccb.org/offices/justice-peace-human-development/forming-consciences-faithful-citizenship on Faithful Citizenship.
Lastly, I want you to pay attention to the wisdom of our church when considering the qualities of authority whom we entrust our welfare as a nation: “The exercise of authority is meant to give outward expression to a just hierarchy of values in order to facilitate the exercise of freedom and responsibility by all. Those in authority should practice distributive justice wisely, taking account of the needs and contribution of each, with a view to harmony and peace. They should take care that the regulations and measures they adopt are not a source of temptation by setting personal interest against that of the community.” (CCC 2236)
Fraternally yours through Our Lord Jesus Christ,
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