As you know, we started in person Mass on 6/28.
Because many of our parishioners use “Bill Pay” and some have mailed their envelopes and/or checks to us, I was able to make a deposit on – 3/29/2021 – it was for 2 weeks of income.
It was broken down as follows:
$3,919.00 –- Sunday Offertory Envelopes
$5,185.00–- Bill Pay
$180.00 — Loose
Total Offertory — $9,284.00
$645.00 — Easter Flowers
$30.00 — Mass Stipends – $30.00
$1,243.00 — Poor Box – Outreach – 2nd coll.
$36.00 — Diocesan Collections – CRS
Total Deposited – given between 3/12 and 3/28/2021 – deposited on 3/29/2021 — $11,238.00.
Please keep using Bill Pay (not the GiveCentral thru the Diocese) and/or send your check or envelope in to the church by mail.
Thanks, Fr. Marty
Here we are celebrating the Third Sunday of Easter – believe it or not with this week we will be nearly half-way through the Season of Easter. Now that the hecticness of Holy Week and Easter Sunday have passed, maybe we can take some time to reflect more deeply on the Easter Season. During this time, we hear about the Risen Jesus’ appearances. It is a time when we who have not seen him can realize through the faith of others that Jesus is indeed risen and alive with us. What a grace and blessing this time of the year is for us who believe! So, let us lift up our voices in praise of our God and his Risen Son, Jesus now and always.
Alleluia, the Lord is risen! Yes, we have celebrated Holy Week and Easter Sunday and now find ourselves in the Easter Season. This will continue until May 23rd. So, let us lift up our voices in praise of the God who loves all of us – no matter who we may be.
However, I would like to remind everyone who is in church that, by diocesan guidelines, we are not supposed to sing if we are inside the church, only the cantor may sing. Thanks for abiding by this.
Have a blessed Easter Season!!!
Who would have thought that the nation would still be dealing with the pandemic a year later? Last Easter, we were not able to have any parishioners in church, this Easter we can have a congregation – but they must wear masks and be socially distant. For this reason, weather-permitting, the Easter Sunday morning Mass will be celebrated on the Church’s Parking Lot.
In spite of the pandemic, we can still celebrate the fact that Jesus died and rose from the dead. We can celebrate the fact that we are all children of God through baptism – regardless of our race, our ethnic background, our age, our gender, or our sexual orientation – we are all part of God’s family! How blessed we are! Alleluia!
Hosanna to the Son of David! Hosanna in the highest!
Those are the words that the crowd sang out when Jesus entered Jerusalem for that final fateful week of his life on this earth. They were praising him and waving palm branches – excited to be in his presence.
Unfortunately, this year we as a Bolton Hill community will not be able to sing out as we process through our streets. The pandemic has caused the clergy to decide that it would not be a wise thing to do.
However, hopefully, we will be able to sing out as we gather at Corpus Christi for the 10:30 am Mass on Palm Sunday, weather permitting, on the church’s parking lot. Yes, it will be a little different – but, then, so was Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem a little different. So come and join us!
Only a week to go before we enter into Holy Week. Because of the Covid-19 situation, there will not be a Community-wide Palm Sunday Procession. The ministers and I thought it would not be wise and might not set a good example when it comes to social distancing.
On this last Sunday before we do get into Holy Week, let us continue in earnest our Lenten program that each of us may have begun on Ash Wednesday.
May God grace and bless us during this holy time of penance and spiritual reflection.