Live Stream of Sunday Mass
Mass will be streamed live on the Maternity of Mary Facebook page at 9:00 am Sunday March 29th.
From Fr. Cloutier: Sacrament of Reconciliation at Maternity of Mary
Fr. Fink and I will continue to make the Sacrament of Reconciliation available at the regularly scheduled time on Saturday afternoons, 3:00-4:00 pm, outside of Sirba Hall door # 5.
The Vatican has also recognized the urgency of the current circumstances, and Archbishop Hebda has decided to grant pastors the faculty validly to impart, if deemed necessary, General Absolution, that is, sacramental Absolution of several penitents at the same time, without need of the usual, prior, individual vocal confession of one’s sins.
In order to receive General Absolution validly, the following criteria still need to be fulfilled in the individual penitent:
- The moral impossibility of being able to confess individually before then;
- Sincere penitence and sorrow for one’s sins, especially serious or mortal sins, together with an honest purpose of amendment; and,
- The necessity of approaching individual Confession of mortal or other serious sins as soon as possible after the emergency situation has passed.
Therefore, depending on how the situation evolves in the next few weeks as we approach Easter, I may invoke that faculty for the benefit of those of you who may have been unable to approach the individual celebration of the Sacrament before then.
In the meantime, and as a means of maintaining your Lenten Observance, I encourage you to approach the Sacrament of Penance when it is offered if you are able, and to accept and join with the sufferings of Christ Himself the spiritual sufferings the current situation has imposed on us all, and to offer them to God as personal acts of penance and reparation.
Fr. Cloutier, Pastor
|Stations of the Cross
Cancelled for the remainder of Lent
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From Fr. Cloutier:
Sunday Eucharistic Adoration and distribution of Communion is suspended.
Daily Communion outside at noon at Maternity of Mary is suspended.
Outdoor Confessions on Saturdays 3:00-4:00 pm at Sirba Hall door #5 at Maternity of Mary will continue for the time being.
All Masses, weekday and the weekend through April 10th have been cancelled.
Beginning March 30th, our Parish Office will be closed. We will continue to staff hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm through Friday March 27th. After March 30th we will gladly serve you via email Staff email addresses here.
Any Pastoral Emergency calls will be responded to immediately, 651-489-8825.
All other parish activities are suspended through April 10th.
This is not as much a prohibition from receiving the Sacraments, as it is a recognition that we all need to be part of the solution, and not part of the problem. Our concern must be not to become unintentional agents of infection, transmitting the Coronavirus - or any other - especially to those with compromised or weakened immune systems. Remember, God is not limited in communicating His grace. I will continue to celebrate Mass at the usual times, weekdays and weekends and specifically bring to the Altar each day all of your personal intentions, our fellow parishioners. I will also be praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 pm each day before the Blessed Sacrament, to which I invite you to join me intentionally from home at that time. I will be making use of Archbishop Hebda's provision for General Absolution in the near future, as soon as I can set up a workable way of providing that. Even though kept physically apart, we are all still joined in Jesus Christ in the great Communion of Saints, and support each other by our mutual love and prayer. No one is forgotten, and no one is really alone.
Through March 27th: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Beginning Monday, March 30th our Parish Office will be closed through April 10th
Serving Parishioners by email and we will respond promptly to all voicemails.
All pastoral emergency calls will be responded to immediately.
[See Staff page for direct email]
If you have a Pastoral Emergency:
Call the Parish Office, 651-489-8825 and follow the prompts.
Mass and Confession Times
No Daily or Weekend Liturgies through April 10th
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays 3:00-4:00 pm (Outside at Church Door #5) ** See Notice from Fr. Cloutier below
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