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Parish Update – May 26, 2021

We are planning a “Church reopening weekend, ministry faire and good bye to Fr Dave”, June 12th and 13th, 2021. From this day forward all Masses will be back in the church, there will no longer be any Masses on the field, it’s just getting too warm on the field. The Mass schedule will be: Saturday at 5:00pm, Sunday at 7:45am (livestream), 9:30am, 11:15am, 12:45pm in Spanish and 5:00pm. As part of this special celebration, we will also have our ministries available on the Plaza. Come by and get information about many of our various Ministries. We will also be saying good-bye to Fr. Dave. He thanks God for his time spent at St Angela’s these past four years. Stop by the Plaza after all the morning Masses to bid him farewell. Food and refreshments will be served. See you there.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available in the Church M-F following the morning Mass from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, before the evening Mass from 5 to 6 PM and Saturday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:45 PM.

Confession is available in the plaza on Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30pm.

If you view our live stream Mass at http://stangelabreachurch.org/mass/ or listen to Mass in the parking lot on the FM dial at 106.9 you may receive Communion at the covered lunch table area from 10:00 to 10:15am. However, starting June 13th you may receive Communion at the covered lunch table area only from 10:30 to 10:45am.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance stating that “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing”, so does this mean we should wear a mask while on church grounds? The short answer is “yes”, we recommend all people wear masks while on church grounds. Why so? The problem is that we have no way to know who has been fully vaccinated and who hasn’t. The other issue is that our Governor has required masks to be worn until mid June. We’re almost there, please continue to be patient.

I’ve been taking informal polls at Masses about reducing the safe distance from 6 to 3 feet and there’s about 15% of our parishioners who, for health reasons, want to maintain the 6-foot safe distancing rule. For this reason, and because our attendance allows us to maintain the 6′ rule, I believe it’s prudent to just remove the box barriers from the pews in the back 1/3 of the church. The front 2/3 of the pews will still meet the 6 foot distancing standard for those who have safety concerns. Of course, as more people start attending Mass we’ll slowly reduce the safe distance from 6′ to 3′ to less than 3′ for the entire church.

            Please note: per the Diocese, since the number of COVID vaccinations has risen and the number of cases has dramatically declined, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation will be eliminated.

Love and blessings, Fr Dave