Registration for Mass 9/27/20
This week's Mass registration link can be found below. It'll go live at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22, and will close when spots fill. Please read all the information below before you register:
Registration is required! – We have space for 100 participants including staff and volunteers in order to uphold distancing requirements. In order to be admitted to the church, you must register.
Mass will begin at 11:30 – Please arrive no later than 11:15 to allow enough time to check in and enter the church. If you arrive after 11:15, you risk your seat being given away.
Reservation cancelations – If you must cancel your reservation, or are unable to make it for any reason, please contact us by email or phone (857-317-3826), up until 11:20, so we can give your seat(s) to others.
Wear your mask! – A mask must be worn at all times during the liturgy. It may only be removed to receive communion. Regrettably no singing is permitted, even while wearing a mask.
Restrooms – Restrooms will only be available for emergency use. Please plan accordingly.
Be considerate of your fellow parishioners – We wish to make this re-entry period as equitable as possible. If you attended Mass last week, please wait 3 weeks before registering again to allow space for others who wish to return. Likewise, if you register for this week's Mass please do not register again for at least 3 weeks.
Please Support Our Priests In September
Very often when people are in crisis, we find a priest standing nearby to help. Our priests are often at the center of efforts that build strong support systems for all of us.
In addition to their daily pastoral responsibilities, they help establish social service organizations, offer spiritual support and guidance for first responders, operate food pantries out of their parishes, and recently, in response to the pandemic, put their lives at risk to provide comfort and peace for those suffering with COVID-19.
Healthier priests build stronger communities. And the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust (CHRT) is dedicated to keeping our priests healthy. This September, you can support the CHRT’s mission by giving to the special collection at Masses on September 19/20.
Every gift makes a difference and is a symbol of gratitude for all our priests who don’t just observe need in our communities; they seek it out so that they can respond.
Faith Formation Registration
To allow time for families and students to adjust to the alternative ways of schooling, we are postponing the start of our Children's Faith Formation program which will begin in October. Classes this year, will mostly be virtual. More specifics will be sent to you soon from your child's catechist. The class schedule will be determined on a class by class basis. Our registration fee will remain at $200 per child. Please make checks payable to: Saint Cecilia Faith Formation Program or pay online.
Welcome back to Saint Cecilia
This week we will be holding our first in-person Mass since March. If you have registered, or plan to register to attend in the coming weeks, please consult this video, which outlines the guidelines and procedures we've implemented to help keep our community safe.
Liturgy of the Hours
Please join us for Liturgy of the Hours Live on Facebook next week:
Tuesday, 9/29 – Evening Prayer at 6:30 p.m. – SS. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael
If you don't have Facebook and would like to join us via Zoom, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A faith-filled start to your day.
Join other members of the Saint Cecilia community on Zoom for a brief reading of the Gospel, followed by conversation and fellowship, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9 AM. RSVP to get the Zoom link by contacting Scott MacDonald, Director of Faith Formation, at email@example.com.
For instructions on setting up Zoom on your computer, keep scrolling down.
St. C's caring for each other.
During this time, it's all the more important to help our neighbors in need.
Thank you for your generous support of the parish!
Over the past several weeks, even as we have sheltered in place, we have continued to worship and connect with each other virtually. The members of our ministries continue to engage with each other in fellowship and in service to our wider community. And, a new task force of volunteers has come together to support homebound or isolated parishioner.
Your continued support helps make these things happen!
Using your Venmo app on your smartphone, contribute to @SaintCeciliaParish (if prompted, the last four digits of our phone # are 3880).