From Deacon Dick -
Pastoral Care Week
As we journey into the fall and winter seasons with the COVID-19 pandemic still in our midst, our levels of stress and anxiety continue to be high. May this prayer from the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) assist us in resting in the hollow of Jesus’ hands. In the spirit of Pastoral Care Week, please pray it with someone who needs it.
For Peace in Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Loving God, we come to you full of anxiety about what may happen in the coming days and weeks. Shower us with the peace Jesus promised to his disciples, and make us into steady pillars for those around us.
In this time of uncertainty and epidemic, wake us up to the reminder that we are not alone. Even as we are asked to keep our distance from others, help us to find ways to reach out to those who need our support.
We pray especially for those whose incomes and livelihoods are threatened. For the children who will miss meals due to school closures. For those already isolated, lonely and scared. Loving God, give them your peace, and through our hands ensure they have what they need.
Sustain, strengthen and protect all caregivers. Bless them as they offer compassionate care and show selfless courage in the face of risk.
Remind us, each time we wash our hands, that in our baptism you call us to let go of our fears and live in joy, peace, and hope. Amen.
Unable to join us at Church - our Saturday 4 PM Mass is live streamed, on YouTube.com. Go to YouTube and search Christ Our Light Church Loudonville
Attending Mass? Check out our Re-Opening Church tab for details on how to prepare for Mass. So we might provide a safe environment for all, we are required to track Mass attendees for use of potential contact tracing in the event there is a confirmed case within our parish community. For your convenience, Registering for Mass just got a whole lot easier. Just click on the Register For Mass button. Choose your Mass, complete the form, and submit it. It's that simple! The option to call in to register is still available, but it's a great help to the office staff if registration is done online. Deadline for Registering online or by phone is Friday at 3 PM. Forgot to register in time? We welcome walk-ins but you may risk being turned away if we are at capacity.
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Sunday, 10 AM
Updates, changes, and resources can be found on the Diocese dedicated web page at rcda.org/coronavirus or by Downloading, “myParishApp” to your mobile device. It’s FREE.
Click on to Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany website for details http://www.rcda.org/
- Deacon Richard Thiesen, Parish Life Director
- Ann McCauley, Pastoral Associate for Administration
- Laurie Luizzi, Pastoral Associate for Parish Services
- Terry Russ, Pastoral Care Associate
- Elizabeth Schlesier-Flaska, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation
- Kari Kurtz, Pastoral Associate for Youth Ministry and Evangelization
- Shirley Myers, Music Ministry
Please wear face mask and respect social distancing.
Must sign-in at table when entering.
Be smart, stay safe and God bless you.