Dear Sacred Heart,
In the months since we were forced to suspend the public celebration of Mass, we have had to make do with live-streamed liturgies and the Act of Spiritual Communion. Now, at last, we are able to gather as a community to celebrate the Eucharist, although with important social distancing limitations. Before the COVID-19 crisis, public celebrations of Mass required the support of a team of volunteers: hospitality ministers, ushers, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, cantors, sacristans, altar servers and more. Now we need those volunteers* again.
Currently, a significant percentage of our existing liturgical ministers are in the “vulnerable” group and are still encouraged to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy.” This means that we need a new group of parishioners to step up to help us make Masses happen.If you are longing to join with the community in celebration of the Mass, won’t you please sign up to help in one of these roles? If you have not served as a liturgical minister before, we would be happy to train you.
If, for whatever reason, you are not ready to return to public Mass, please support us with your prayers. (The Archbishop is continuing the dispensation from the Sunday obligation so you may continue to attend the live-stream Masses from the safety of your own home if you prefer.)
It is always a joy and privilege to be able to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together as a community. I look forward to seeing you at a Sacred Heart Mass soon.
Your servant in Christ,
Father John Madigan
Note: More details about volunteering may be found on our website at parish Volunteer Opportunities Page
**Due to social distancing requirements, we are not using altar servers at Mass at this time.