CHURCHES: NEW MANDATES!
• Because of the ongoing danger of groups gathering and the possibility of the virus spreading in this way, we are MANDATING churches to remain closed. Some parishes have already found it necessary to do this and, in light of the proximity of our parishes to each other, it is thought best to have a consistent policy in the entire diocese. THIS IS EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 20, 2020 at NOON.
I hope everyone is safe and feeling well. I have been receiving many calls from parishioners on how they can continue to support our parish regarding weekly donations/ collections during this difficult time we are facing.
There are 3 ways you can support St. Francis Xavier Church:
1. Drop off your donation at the rectory mail slot.
2. Mail your donation to the rectory.
3. Use WeShare to make your donation.
Deacon Dean Dobbins is doing a live broadcast on the St. Francis Xavier Facebook page daily giving updated information on the Diocese of Brooklyn. Also Fr. Gabriel Okeke is taping weekday and weekend Masses for everyone to view for our spiritual guidance. There is also a prayer line number if any one would like to pray for a loved one with Deacon Dean, call 267-490-4885.
Sign-ups for our weekly Lenten Faith sharing groups are available now in the back of church.
This year our Lenten Program, Faith in Action, will once again provide an opportunity for prayer, scripture reflection, learning and sharing in small groups. Groups will meet evenings during the week and also on Sunday mornings for the six weeks of Lent. You can choose the day and time that is best for you. Each session will last about 90 minutes.
Let us welcome Fr. Richard Bretone to our Parish Community here at St. Francis Xavier. We look forward to his spiritual guidance as we journey together in faith.
We wish him much success, happiness and prayers on his new assignment and journey here at St. Francis.
Father, please know that we are ready to help you in any way in the weeks ahead.
Deacon Dean Dobbins