Summer 2018 Mass Schedule Announcement

Summer 2018 Mass Schedule Announcement


For the past year, the Pastoral Council, School Board, Facilities Committee, and Finance
Committee have been praying and working hard on some exciting projects. We are currently
working on dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s before making a full presentation to you, which I
hope to deliver on Pentecost.
In the meantime, however, I need to share with you that these projects will mean that over the
summer the parking lot here on our main property will not be usable, including the temporary
loss of its handicap parking spaces.
This will mean that we only have our Walnut Street Parking lot for use for Sunday Masses, and
consequently, overall space, including entrance and exit, will be significantly reduced.
Therefore, the Staff, Pastoral Council, School Board, Facilities Committee and Finance
Committee have advised me that we will need to allow more time for the elderly
and handicapped to get to and from their vehicles and more time for the lot to clear after
one Mass before people start arriving for the next.
Drawing our inspiration from the success of the Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday schedule, yet
with some modifications, these same advisory committees have recommended to me that we
observe the following Sunday Mass schedule for the summer:

Sunday Mass schedule for the summer:

5:15 pm Saturday

7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 5:00 pm (Extraordinary Form)

This summer schedule will begin on June 3rd.

I would like to reiterate that this summer schedule is being recommended to me by these
advisory committees, who represent all of you, for the overall good of the members of our
community. I certainly understand that any change can be challenging, especially one that
affects our Sunday routine. Of course, Father Larry and I are affected, too, by having an earlier
start time and a later finish time to our Sunday schedule. But we hope that you can tolerate
any inconvenience this may cause you for the sake of the overall good of our community.
I look forward to sharing with you the details of these summer projects in a just a few weeks. In
the meantime, your comments about the summer schedule are most welcome. Please feel free to
share them with me or a member of one of these committees.
Thank you for your attention and understanding. God bless you.