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Posted on March 16, 2020 in: General News

Important Update
There is additional information regarding changes and cancellations on the Archdiocesan website, ARCHSTL.COM You are encouraged to pray the following prayer which is from the USCCB

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Public Masses at Annunziata will begin on Thursday, May 28th.
Monday thru Saturday:  Mass at 7 a.m.
Saturday Vigil Mass at 5p.m.; Sundays, 7a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues until further notice.

Streaming of all Masses at Annunziata will begin with 5 p.m. Mass on May 30th.
(Simply go to our website Annunziata.org and click on the picture of the altar.)

I’m hoping that everyone will think about, reflect on, and pray for wisdom regarding the question:  “Shall I go to Mass, or not?”

Anyone over 60 years-old and those with underlying health complications are encouraged to

participate in Masses via live-stream.  (Those wishing to receive Holy Communion outside of Mass time are encouraged to call the rectory to arrange for this.)

Please take your temperature at home before determining if you should attend Mass, and do not come if your temperature is elevated or if are not feeling well.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

EVERYONE over 2 years of age is obligated to wear a mask the entire time you are on Parish property, except for the brief moment of receiving Holy Communion.  There are no exceptions to this requirement. 

The Church will be cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized after every Mass.

Everyone must enter through the east (handicapped) door and follow the directives for

seating.  The pews have been marked to maximize the number of people who can safely attend each Mass while following the state mandate that everyone stay at least six feet from people not in their household. 

Because of this, the number of people able to attend Mass is greatly reduced.  Once capacity has been reached, no one else will be able to enter the church. 

Please plan to arrive ten to fifteen minutes before Mass time.  (You will not be able to get in

earlier because the cleaning crew needs time to do its work between masses, yet it will take a bit of time to be sure all are seated according to the plan that allows as many people as possible to attend each Mass.)

I continue to pray for you.

Come Holy Spirit,
Father John Leykam

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May 1, 2020 is the First Friday of a special month in the Catholic Church dedicated to Our Lady.  Every year, the Church seeks the special intercession of the Mother of God during the month of May.

This year, the Bishops of the United States invite all of us to join in reconsecrating our Nation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, seeking the assistance of Our Lady as we face together the effects of the global pandemic.

In this Easter Season we continue to journey with our Risen Lord that among the Graces of this time may be healing and strength, especially for all who are burdened by the many effects of the Covid-19.

Please pray the Rosary this First Friday for all our Doctors, Nurses, and Medical personnel.  Pray the Rosary for everyone who is so generous in providing police and fire-protection, and all the necessities of daily living.  Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us!

Praying for You and Your Family,
Father John Leykam

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Your Church is open for prayer Monday thru Friday from 6:45 to 4 p.m.; Saturdays from 6:45 to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 6:45 to Noon.

The Sacrament of Confession is offered on Saturdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

The Archdiocese has seen an uptick in priests’ email identities being used to spam parishioners.  Please remember that messages from your Pastor are placed on the website.

In addition, the weekly Sunday bulletin is usually on our website by Saturdays at Noon.

May I ask your prayers for the Priests and staff at Regina Cleri.  As of April 21st, there are 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Each day, you and your family are prayed for at private Mass.

Christ’s Peace,
Father John Leykam

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