CATHOLIC TIMES SUBSCRIPTIONS
Chaplet of Divine Mercy: 3 PM • Confessions: 3-4 PM
ADULT BIBLE STUDY BEGINNING APRIL 7, 2021
VBS UPDATE – (No VBS in 2021)
Due to a variety of factors, our team has determined that having onsite VBS this June will not be possible. We will keep you updated on some fun family opportunities throughout the summer to connect with St Brendan!
WE ARE UPDATING OUR FLOCKNOTE GROUPS!
ST BRENDAN SCHOOL AUCTION IS GOING VIRTUAL!
PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK WHILE IN CHURCH
A gentle reminder to please wear a face mask when entering the church and to keep it on and above your nose at all times. When approaching the minister to receive Holy Communion please do not remove your mask until the minister has offered you the host. If you remove your mask earlier in preparation there is a risk that you might breathe or cough over the ciborium filled with Sacred Hosts. We appreciate that people are at different places with regard to COVID-19 and protective measures. Thank you for respecting our approach, which is designed to protect everyone and alleviate some parishioners’ concerns.
ST BRENDAN SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN
ONE CAMPAIGN UPDATE: NEW & EXISTING NAMED & MEMORIAL GIFT OPTIONS
These gift opportunities provide a lasting symbol of your support.
Adoration Chapel – $500,000
DiPietro Commons Renovation – $500,000 Davidson Road Meeting Room – $400,000 Wellnitz Hall Renovation – $100,000 Warming Kitchen – $30,000
Parochial Vicar’s Office – $30,000
St Brendan Statue Plaques – $10,000
To reserve or check availability of the gift opportunities listed, please contact our Parish Development Director, Colleen Speer at 614.876.1272 ext. 238.
All donors will be recognized and honored in a special way. The final recognition display has yet to be determined; however, it will be located in the new gathering space. We will keep donors informed as this recognition display develops.
ANY CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE?
Have you moved recently? Have you switched from your landline to a cell phone as your primary phone? Have you baptized your baby somewhere other than St Brendan? Have you gotten married? Please take a moment to send us your current information so that we can keep our parish database up to date and accurate. All information can be sent to Dina Harder at email@example.com
COLUMBUS CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULT CONFERENCE 2021
When: Saturday, April 17, 2021 Doors open at 8:30 AM
Where: St John Neumann Catholic Church, Sunbury, OH
Registration is now open. Connect with us!
“To empower young adults to transform their communities through their identity in Christ”
BULLETIN ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!
Sherry Montell, representing Diocesan, (our Bulletin Publisher) is currently working on the advertising sales for our weekly bulletin. She is renewing present advertisements and seeking new ones. If interested, please contact Sherry directly at 614.301.7444 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEMORIAL ENGRAVED BRICKS
ATTENTION ALL 55 AND OLDER:
WELLNITZ HALL RENOVATION
CAN YOU GIVE ONE HOUR?
ALTER SERVERS, MC’S & EMHC’S NEEDED
COMMUNION VISITS AT HOME
To sign up for these visits, please visit the pastoral care page on the website: https://www.stbrendans.net/care-and-consolation and fill out the communion at home form or contact Jennifer at the parish office 614.876.1272 ext 227. Visits will occur at least monthly depending on the number of EMHC’s available.
Speaking of needing EMHC’s …if you are a registered EMHC or if you would like to be trained to visit those at home for this ministry, we need you to serve with us once a month or more if you are able. Contact Jennifer for all of the details.
TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH FR ED SHIKINA
222 E. Highland Ave.
Ada, Ohio 45810
ATTENDING MASS DURING THE PANDEMIC
- Numbers in church will be limited.
- Everyone must follow strict social distancing rules. Only sit in the pews not roped off. Maintain 6 feet between yourself and the next family/individual.
- Once we reach capacity no one else will be able to enter.
WHEN IN CHURCH:
- People will not be able to chat in the gathering space before or after Mass.
- Please wear a mask while in the church.
- Please bring your own hand sanitizer to use in church before and after you touch anything. (we have some but our supply is limited.)
- You must sit in the designated seats. Families and couples traveling to church together can sit together but there must be a 6 feet distance between them and others.
- You must have a seat in the church, you cannot stay in the gathering space.
- The number of people in the restrooms at any one time will be limited to two.
- Parents MUST accompany children under 7 to the bathroom and bring them back (this is to ensure they have washed their hands properly, do not dawdle in washroom or gathering space and return to the pew immediately with you. Remember, this is for their safety too!)
- The cry room is closed until life returns to normal. Its enclosed environment makes it suitable for confessions but not for multiple families.
DURING THE LITURGY:
- There will be no presentation of the gifts and the offertory will be placed in baskets as people leave.
- The Sign of Peace will not be restored until the pandemic has passed.
- The chalice will not be shared until the Bishop gives permission for it to be restored.
- The Communion lines will be altered to single file and the floor marked to encourage social distancing.
- Receiving Holy Communion in the hand is strongly encouraged for the time being. Every time someone receives on the tongue the minister will stop and disinfect their hands.
MUSIC & LIVE STREAMING:
- There will be no Missalettes or other literature in church because of the risk from the virus being passed through them.
- Screens are fitted to the ceiling, and the music etc. will be projected onto them. The new projectors ensure good visibility on the screens.
- Live streaming equipment is installed in the church. This will support older parishioners who may be asked to shelter in place again at a later date, our homebound, and those in our care facilities.
Please remember that if you are not well, are caring for someone who is sick, have underlying health conditions or are concerned about attending Mass you should stay at home.
We will continue to live stream Mass every day and you can make a spiritual communion. The dispensation from the Sunday obligation has been extended. Please note that live-streaming will still happen at all masses for those uncertain or unable to come out. This will now be a regular feature of our worship together.
People are responsible for maintaining 6ft social distancing when in the church. No stopping in church or the gathering space to chat. Please arrive, pray and then leave. Anything left behind will be disposed of. These restrictions are necessary because we must be able to disinfect the entire church every day. They are designed for your safety. Our great hope is that this will not be needed for too much longer.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
GROW YOUR FAITH FROM HOME!
Please be aware of communications via email or text or possibly even phone calls concerning alternate routing of your offertory. Some phony communications have been received by parishioners who thought that the situation was odd. They had the sense to contact their parish office and, in doing so, discovered that this was indeed a scam. Please do not become a victim to any type of financial scam. If you receive a communication about any financial aspect in relationship to your parish, school, or social outreach, please contact your parish office by phone to authenticate that communication.