Cold and Flu season

Cold and Flu season have arrived. Some reminders: (1) if you are not feeling well, you are excused from your obligation to attend a Weekend Mass. We welcome your return to the Table of the Lord when you are well. (2) If you are here and have a cough or other cold or flu symptoms, please do not drink from the cup at Communion time. The consecrated host is the complete Christ, body and blood (in case you forgot); (3) If you are scheduled as CM please get a replacement;  (4) It is quite acceptable to bow towards someone instead of shaking their hand at the Sign of Peace.


How do we talk to our teens, children and adults about tragedy?

There was a terrible tragedy in Las Vegas on Sunday night, right on the heels of three terrible hurricanes that have devastated the lives of thousands of our citizens. How do we talk with children about these things?

The following link has an excellent article about just this. While it focuses on teens, most of the suggestions would be good for smaller children and adults as well. We believe it is worth a read.…/a-note-resources-about-the-tragedy-in-l…

Regulations for Fasting and Abstinence

Abstinence: Catholics from age 14 are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays during Lent.
Fasting: Catholics ages 18-59 are obliged to fast from food on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The fast requires that a person eat the equivalent of less-than-two meals in place of the typical three meals eaten during a day.

Taken from “Fast and Abstinence” from the USCCB.