Well, I think it’s safe to say this will be the most unique Holy Week and Easter of our lives. We can do this!
In case you missed it, please check out our Palm Sunday virtual Mass online, either on our website or on Facebook.
Here are the times the other Virtual Holy Week Liturgies will be released:
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 4pm
Easter Basket Blessing 11am
Easter Mass 5am
Just a reminder, these are not “live,” so you can watch them whenever you want, and not necessarily at the time they are released.
Additionally, I continue to release my daily podcast with the Mass readings and reflection, called “The Daily,” and Deacon Hank Lyon and I have begun a casual podcast called “Chi-Bro.”
Thank you to all who continue to volunteer to those in need. We haven’t had many folks reach out who need help, so, please, if you know of anyone who needs assistance, let me know. Even if it is someone who just needs to talk on the phone, we can arrange for that as well.
Also, please continue to send me your prayer requests, and we will stay united to one another through the Masses we offer privately.
I also want to express my thanks to those who continue their Sunday offering. God love you. Our collections are still down from our average Sunday intake, but we have increased the number of people who are donating online on GiveCentral. Another donating feature you can use is text-to-give. Please text Sunday or Easter to 773-358-2471. This can help us with our Easter collection, which is a significant part of our operating budget.
Saint Juliana School goes on Easter Break this upcoming Friday. Sadly, we’ve had to postpone the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. But, for some good news: we have hired our new principal for the upcoming school year and beyond: Ms. Catherine Scotkovsky!
I hope you are keeping well. I am very confident the seed of grace is being planted by Jesus deep into our souls, and when COVID-19 eventually clears, we will be well on our way to the new Garden of Eden. God bless you during this most sacred time of year. I remain,
Yours in Christ,
Fr. James Wallace