A Note From The Pastor

Category: Parish News,

E-Mail Scam Alert: Someone has created a fake E-Mail Account (revpaulstemn708@gmail.com) which does not belong to me, asking for assistance. Please do not respond to it; the scammer will ask you to send eBay Gift Cards to them. Again, this is a scam; I will never ask parishioners for any kind of a donation over E-mail!

As mentioned at the Masses last weekend, Fr. Pat and I are quarantining due to exposure to someone with COVID-19. Our exposures are apparently independent of each other. I began my quarantine last week on Tuesday afternoon, and it will end this Tuesday, October 27th.

I have went for testing, but have not received the results as I type this column; I have not had any symptoms; the results of my test will be announced at the Masses this weekend. Fortunately, I was notified very early on regarding my exposure, and almost surely I did not pass COVID on to anyone else. I’m not sure when Fr. Pat’s quarantine will end.

I’m grateful to Fr. Dan Fallon who covered Masses last weekend – thanks Fr. Dan! Fr. Anthony Jelinek will celebrate the 5PM Mass on Saturday, and Fr. Dan Fallon will celebrate the Sunday 9AM and 11AM Masses. I hope that everyone knows that the Archdiocese is very strict in its’ standards to ensure that parishioners are as safe as possible.

There will be a meeting for potential Greeters to volunteer for this year’s upcoming Christmas Masses.

Our Christmas Mass Schedule is contingent upon finding volunteers to greet Mass attendees as they arrive, and show them to their seats. Please consider volunteering – no experience is necessary and it’s easy! The meeting will be this Thursday, October 29th, at 7PM in the Church.

We will have a livestreamed All Souls’ Day Mass on Monday, November 2, 2020, at 7PM. Because of COVID constraints, we are at this time only able to accommodate in the Church family members who have lost loved ones in the previous year. So, unfortunately, in-person Mass attendance is by invitation only. There are All Souls’ Day Envelopes on the tables at the Church entrances, or you may pick one up at the Rectory; fill out the envelope so that we may list your deceased loved one(s) in the bulletin, and we all can pray for him or her.

Please see this bulletin for a full-page letter from our Interim Episcopal Vicar Father Vincent Costello regarding a parish-wide survey about my ministry here at OLH. Please use the link to participate in the survey.

Our Lady of Humility is offering Eucharistic Adoration on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd. Adoration will begin with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3:00PM, and conclude with Benediction at 6:00PM. Attendees must social distance, wear a face mask, and sign-in. Advance registration is not required.

This week’s Gospel reminds us that we should love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind. If we live in such a way, all will be well for our country, family, and ourselves. Please pray for our country as the Election draws closer.

Peace and God Bless,

Fr. Paul