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Weekend Mass & Event Status

Posted on March 13, 2020 in: General News

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3/18/20 - 2:00pm

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All public celebrations of Mass are suspended.

Beginning effective immediately, Bishop Michael R. Cote has mandated that all public celebrations of Mass be temporarily suspended in all churches of the Diocese of Norwich (the Connecticut counties of Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham and Fishers Island, New York), and continuing until further notice.

This decision was made in light of the recommendations of healthcare professionals and Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order requiring the closure of all restaurants, bars, gyms, and movie theaters and the prohibition of civic, social, and recreational gatherings of 50 or more people, including religious, spiritual, or worship gatherings of such size.

Priests will continue to celebrate a daily Mass with no congregation, remembering in prayer all who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Also, pastors are encouraged to make provision for their churches to be open during the day so individuals can still come and pray and make an Act of Spiritual Communion with the Lord.

Further information regarding other sacramental and liturgical celebrations, Holy Week and Easter, and all celebrations beyond that date will be forthcoming. People can visit NorwichDiocese.org for updates as they become available.

 


 

Your Sunday Bulletin can always be downloaded here, but check back on this website for the latest information and updates

Your offerings can help to keep your parish running during this pandemic. Give online at https://stmarystthomascommunity.weshareonline.org/   or mail to:

Our Lady Queen of Peace
46 N Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06268

or

Our Lady Queen of Peace
1600 Main St
Coventry, CT 06238

 

 


 

Status updates:

NO Weekend or Daily Masses are being publicly celebrated at this time. Father John is saying Mass privately. 

We are putting together our capability to LIVE-STREAM THE MASS. Stay tuned.

The Adoration Chapel is temporarily closed, but the church is OPEN and there is a tabernacle there. The Church will be open during daylight hours for prayer and to make a Spiritual Communion. Spread out.

Confession is still scheduled, for those who are in urgent need, at the usual times. You will need to be at a distance from Father to protect both of you. Please consider whether your need is great, or if you would like to wait.

All Faith Formation sessions WILL NOT be held until at least April 5

The Friday Soup Dinner and Stations of the Cross are CANCELLED

The Haiti Food & Wine Pairing on April 25 is CANCELLED 

The Annual Catholic Appeal is POSTPONED

Faith Sharing is SUSPENDED

Women's Scripture Study is SUSPENDED

Building & Grounds Committee Meetings are SUSPENDED

 

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