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!

Flock Notes

Flock Notes is here. This is a communication tool meant to help each parishioner, whether enrolled from the beginning or brand new, get connected with information about the various groups and organizations at All Saints so that all can take part in the many good ways has blessed us.

Partaking in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is of the utmost importance; building a community life in Christ and His Church around shared needs and goals is also a laudable pursuit. This is a tool to make it easier and is simple to begin!

There are TWO ways to sign up. 1.) Simply text ’COAS’ to 84576. A reply will come with a link. Click on it, enter a few pieces of information, including your first and last names and your email address. It will then prompt you to click on the names of the various groups and organizations you’d like to receive notifications from and about. All parishioners should click on ‘Parish Announcements’ and then any other groups you’d like.

2.) To sign up by email rather than by text message simply go to churchofallsaints.flocknote.com and follow the prompts.

The current groups you have the possibility of signing up for/joining are:

  • 20’s and 30’s Group
  • Youth Group (High School & College)
  • St. Joseph’s Men’s Guild
  • Events Set-Up/Take Down
  • Homeschool Co-op General Announcements
  • Parish General Announcements
  • Choir
  • Queen of All Saints Sodality
  • Altar Servers

Parish Office Location and Hours

The Parish Office is now officially located in the front of the rectory building. All visitors to the office, and envelopes or items to be dropped off should use the front door, not the side. Confirmation students having class in the rectory as well as choir members may continue to use the side-door.

With the addition of Sr. Maria Josepha working in the office our office hours are expanding:
Monday 8:15 – 11:15
Tuesday 8:15 – 11:15
Wednesday 11:30 – 3:00
Thursday 1:00 – 6:30
Saturday 10:00 – 4:00

New Candidate

The Sisters have a new candidate, Raya Elizabeth Cotton, who comes to us from Staffordshire, Great Britain. Her family belongs to the Shrine of St. Mary’s in Warrington, which is served by the FSSP. Raya will become a postulant (and be called Sister Raya) on the Feast of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Please pray for Raya and for all of the Filiae Laboris Mariae. Thank you!

Direct Deposit is now available!

Direct Deposit is now available!

Weekly or monthly donations and tithes can now be made via direct deposit! This can be done by clicking on the new “Online Giving” link. The link is user-friendly and should be self-explanatory.

  • To set up recurring donations, click the “First Time?” button and create an account. 
  • One-time “Quick” gifts are also possible through this link without logging in.
  • A ConnectNow Giving App can also be downloaded to the phone.

While direct deposit is encouraged, check and cash donations are still welcome. As the envelope system has been discontinued, for cash donations to be credited for tax purposes, please be sure to put your name and address on the envelope that is used so it can be identified and recorded. Thank you!