May 16, 2020
Guidelines for returning to Public Worship
March 18, 2020
We know that you are well aware of the current state of affairs within Ohio, our nation and around the world. We also know that you received the letter we sent form the Ohio Bishops suspending all Public Masses at least through and including Easter Sunday. But, what you may NOT know is that your Resurrection pastoral staff has been hard at work to envision new ways to reach out and to keep our community connected in theses uncertain times. Included in this email is a list of the ways in which we’re going to be doing that, but we’d like to give you a brief overview as well:
- 1. Every household in our parish census will be receiving a personal phone call from a member of our newly formed CALL TEAM as a way to connect with one another, see how you’re doing and find out if there’s anything that we as a pastoral staff can do to assist you during this difficult time.
- For the time being, the church will be open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. You may contact the office during these hours or utilize the worship space and chapel for personal prayer and reflection. We ask that you please practice thoughtful consideration of social distancing and hand washing if you do stop in. We are working to abide by the CDC and State of Ohio recommendation of gatherings of no more than 10 people at a time and appreciate your assistance with keeping us in compliance.
- We will be utilizing technology as a way to stay connected via our website, social media sites and email. Here’s a glimpse at what we already have lined up for this week and next:
Live Stream Masses:
Weekday Mass (Live on Wednesdays at 8:30am)
Sunday Mass (Live on Saturday evenings at 5:30pm)
Taize Prayer (Monday, March 23rd at 7pm)
Virtual Stations of the Cross
Scripture Reflections and / or Word of the Day from the Pastoral Staff
You’ll be able to join us live or access each liturgy anytime via our website and social media.
Of course, one of the best ways to stay connected is with our weekly email, which will be moving to a daily communication during this time. Obviously, if you’re reading this then you are already signed up to receive email blasts and so we’re “preaching to the choir” BUT, have you considered that our email doesn’t have to be for parishioners only? If you have a family member or friend, you’d like to share all of these opportunities with, we’d be happy to take their email address and add them to the list as well. Just send us an email with their names and email addresses or call the parish office during regular business hours.
Know that you and your loved ones are being held in prayer.
May we all join together in our prayer for healing and a quick end to this pandemic.
Fr. Tom Dragga, Lisa Frey, Terry Battaglia, Julie Tragon
We have asked one of our parishioners, Dr. Gregory Spagnoulo from UH, to prepare a few links that might be helpful. In the midst of all the news reports that are flooding both the TV and internet, as well as the various online material that pops up as we comb the internet, we thought it might be helpful to get some reliable sources of information on COVID-19.