St. Rita Women’s Guild, October 24th

From the St. Rita Women’s Guild: Thank you to those who were able to come on Saturday for our first meeting! I hope you enjoyed it as much as we Sisters did! Our next meeting will be on Saturday, October 24th after the 9:00 AM Mass. We will finish our discussion of the book ’Soul of the Apostolate’ by Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard, O.C.S.O. Like last time, we will pray Sext at noon to finish our time together (Sext finishes around 12:15). We look forward to seeing you next time! Single women of the parish, ages 18-35, are invited to join the St. Rita women’s group, which is dedicated to formation in the faith through study, prayer, discussion and friendship. Our meetings are held on the
4th Saturday of the month and led by the Filiae Laboris Mariae. For more information, please see the St. Rita
Flocknotes group.

Youth Group Vespers

If you’re a high school or college-aged young person and would like to pray Vespers and have a twice-weekly conversation with us, simply sign up to receive announcements from our Youth group Flocknote page and follow the prompts.

We begin at 4:30 PM every Monday and Thursday over Zoom (for the time being). Also check out and follow our ‘AllSaintsFSSPYouthGroup’ Instagram page.

Friday Co-op Catholic catechesis

Sacramental preparation happens on Sundays. Want an in-depth traditional Catholic catechesis, taught by our two priests and seven sisters, all in a safe environment with good Catholic friends and peers where choral music classes are also offered? Our Friday Co-op seeks to focus on these things.

If you are a parishioner and NOT currently a member of our Friday Coop program, your input is welcome and encouraged! Please fill out this survey.

Enrollment in Online Giving

Enrollment in Church of All Saints Online Giving is more important than ever during these weeks ahead. Even though All Saints may not be as open in the typical ways, the work of caring for souls, as well as the sacramental and prayer life of the Church, continues. Bills still need to be paid and projects need to be cared for/maintained so that we can be up and running just as soon as possible when this sickness is over (may it be soon!) The chance to count money is diminished when employees are asked to stay away, so please consider giving in this fashion.

All contributions are tabulated and will be included in future editions of the bulletin, which will also be emailed out to everyone in PDF form using our Flocknotes software as well as on our parish website.

Create an account to enable automatic recurring gifts; one-time gifts are also possible through this link without creating an account.

Sunday Holy Mass and Precautionary Actions in Light of COVID-19

March 14, 2020 – 5:25 PM
Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Church of All Saints,

In light of new information surrounding COVID-19 and local church and government actions regarding it, we wish to communicate the following information:

Archbishop Hebda has dispensed with the obligation to attend Holy Mass for the time being.

Sunday and weekday Masses will continue to be offered as usual for the time being.

However, out of courtesy for others, those who are experiencing or showing symptoms of sickness should be considerate of others and avoid Mass and waiting in line for Confession.  (Editor’s addition: Perhaps this also applies to those who have recently been exposed to others who were showing symptoms.)

Our Sunday Social, announced earlier this week on this platform, is cancelled.

For those in First Communion class, Sister will still be offering the class this Sunday.  However, as an alternative plan, they will also record the class and will email it out in the coming day or two for those who would feel more comfortable staying away.

Just a reminder that, even if watching Holy Mass online does not count as “attending Mass,” it is still a pious and beautiful thing to do for those who cannot make it to Mass in person (or those who should avoid doing so). One can find, simply in the prayers and ceremonies, much nourishment for prayer; one can offer God the homage of one’s heart, joined with the Church’s liturgy!

For the FSSP’s Live-Streamed Mass, please click the blue rectangle below.  Other good ways of praying on Sundays could include praying the Propers of the Mass, parts of the Divine Office, and of course the family Rosary.

We will continue to stay in touch with you regarding any developments as they come.  God bless you! Let us pray for one-another!

Norwalk National 2019 Traditional Latin Mass Adult Study

An Interesting Survey is underway nationally to support evidence of the growing trend of Catholics attending the “old Latin Mass” between the ages of 18-39. Whereas this is a typical demographic of those who fall away from practice, the opposite trend indicates the older rites to be a forum through which many return or become more committed to the holy Faith. If you are within this age range (single or married), please consider taking five minutes to complete the Norwalk National 2019 Traditional Latin Mass Adult Study.