Under the direction of the Governor our offices are now closed to the public. We are continuing to maintain a few people in the office and you can still contact us through mail, phone, email, text or whatever you have been using. Stephen is sending out a letter detailing the situation and numbers to call in an emergency at Resurrection. St. Paul has their info on their web page as well. If you have the unfortunate circumstance of a death in your family, please contact us and we will work with you to provide services to the extent that we are allowed.
The Chapel remains open from 9 AM to 7 PM. Please use sanitizer on your hands when you enter. Sit at a distance from each other and no more than 5 people should be in the chapel at one time. We unfortunately have had to lock the restrooms so they will not be available to the public until further notice.
The Holy Week Services of course cannot be celebrated publicly, but we will have them available to watch and will post the times in the near future. And we continue to have mass live streamed on Facebook on Wednesday at noon and Sunday at 10:30. You can watch it even if you are not signed in to Facebook. Here is how you do it: 1) open your internet browser on your computer, 2) go to 3) on the left side of the screen you will see a link to “Live Video” or “Videos”, 4) click that link and you will be able to watch and listen. You will only be able to interact and post comments if you are logged into Facebook.
Besides watching mass, I encourage you to hold prayer services with your family. The Magnificat is a great resource for the daily and Sunday readings as well as providing prayers and reflections you can use. During this time of crisis it is free and can be accessed by going to:
Several people have mentioned to me that this is like the Babylonian Exile when the Jewish people were taken from their homeland. They continued to practice their faith despite being unable to go to the Temple or synagogue. So, this is a mini exile, but we have the opportunity to create Church wherever we are. Send pictures or reflections of your family prayer activities.
Visit our web pages: resurrectionmd.org and stpaulec.org for all the latest info and links.
Miss you all,
March 24, 2020