Dear St. Anthony’s Family:
Please be aware that Bishop Boyea has extended the dispensation from Sunday mass attendance through September 6. Those who are considered “at risk” because of age or health conditions are encouraged to continue to stay home from public masses. That being said, at St. Anthony’s we HAVE resumed public masses, at limited capacity, and with precautions in place. Our weekend mass schedule has resumed at the normal times: Saturday 5:00, Sunday 8:30, 10:30 and 5:00. 8:30 and 10:30 mass are at or near capacity, but we have room available at the Saturday and Sunday evening masses. Those who attend are asked to wear a mask, if possible. Every other pew is roped off to encourage distancing. At communion time, please stay in your pews and Father will bring communion to you.
The daily mass schedule is as follows: Monday, Tuesday 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00 noon, Saturday 8:00 a.m. Confessions are offered on Wednesday and Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the parking lot.
The parish office is open 9-5 Monday through Thursday, 9-noon on Friday.
At this point, only masses have resumed, we are unable to schedule social events and other gatherings. We hope to have a new update soon from Bishop Boyea.
When unable to receive the Eucharist, we may pray the following Spiritual Communion prayer:
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
Thank you. St. Anthony’s Parish Staff