Mary, Mother of the Church has made the following changes to schedules and activities in response to the changing landscape of the Coronavirus outbreak. Please, if you haven't, join our Flocknote communications group. And check back here frequently.
Changes to Date: (newest listed at the top)
May 23: After meeting with the state government, the bishops have issued a new letter to the Faithful. Highlights:
Public Masses will resume as of 5/27/2020 (Mary Mother still plans to begin public Masses on 5/30 at 4pm)
Attendance will be capped at 250 or 25% of a church's capacity.
May 20: After the governor failed to provide a timeline for return to public worship, the bishops of Minnesota defended our religious freedoms and issued a statement allowing pastors to once again celebrate public Masses, within safety protocols laid out by the diocese. Read the full letter here. Continue to check the website for information specific to Mary Mother.
May 15: Click here to read the archbishop's letter to the faithful. Here is also a video message:
Click here to see the previous communication from the Archbishop outlining a phased approach to returning to public Masses.
By order of the Archbishop, all Daily and Sunday Masses at MMOTC are suspended. Please check our website for recorded Mass, video reflections and prayer services from Mary Mother.
Reconciliation Saturday at 9:00am in the Church is still scheduled to occur. Remember to follow social distancing guidelines and do not come if you are feeling ill or showing any signs of illness. Enter the building from the upper parking lot.
All other activities in the building are cancelled through May.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is currently suspended. But see our Faith at Home page for information about Virtual Holy Hours.
Pastoral Care has suspended all visits to hospitals, home-bound, and nursing homes until further notice.
All Faith Formation (children's, youth and adult) sessions are cancelled through the remainder of the school year. Leaders will be in contact with remote and at home resources. Summer Vacation Bible School has been cancelled.
Faith at Home Resources Resources for Children
The Holy Father decreed a plenary indulgence for the Faithful in quarantine, health care workers, and those who offer prayers for those affected by COVID-19. Here Archbishop Hebda outlines what this means to the Faithful. Don't miss out on this amazing outpouring of grace!
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
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