Family Activity For September 13, 2020

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Family Activity For September 20, 2020

Family Activity for September 27, 2020

Attention Parents!

Please download, print, fill out, and mail the CCD 2020-2021 Registration Form to:

P. O. Box 1359

Sour Lake, TX 77659

Once the form is processed you will be contacted by your child(ren)’s catechist to give you the Google Classroom link and  schedule for classes.

CCD Registration 2020 

Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of Victory Church,
The ten-week long absence of our church members from full and active participation in the Mass and other practices of the Church will soon be over! Our beloved church will be reopening for the public celebration of the Mass on Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31. We will have Communion outside one last time, on May 24. I thank our KCs for assisting us for three Sundays with the Reception of Holy Communion!
The corona virus pandemic though, is still among us. For this reason, the reopening cannot mean a return to the way things were before St Joseph’s Day in March. Our shepherd, Bishop Guillory, has discerned that our churches may reopen to 50% capacity for the time being. The bishop has made this judgement in accordance with the directives of Governor Abbott and the CDC.
I have discerned that the most prudent thing for us here at Our Lady of Victory Church to do is to have one extra Mass temporarily, in addition to our regularly scheduled Masses. Doing so will help to ensure that no more than 60 people attend any one Mass and will allow everyone to participate while meeting the state guidelines. Therefore, I will be offering a Mass in the parish hall on Sundays at 12 Noon.
In order for you and the parish to plan, I am asking that you call the office during the week beforehand to sign up for one of the three Masses: Saturday at 5 p.m. in the church, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the church, Sunday at 12 Noon in the hall (409) 287-3287. Those who call the office after a 60-person limit has been reached and cannot attend another Mass will receive priority for the following Sunday. Please note that Bishop Guillory’s dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass remains in effect until further notice. I hope to continue to live stream the Mass for those who cannot attend. I thank Jack Moser for his dedicated service!
It will be necessary to sanitize the church after each of the three weekend Masses. I am asking for volunteers for this. When you call in to sign up to attend a Mass, please also let Pat know if you can sign up to help sanitize the church.
Holy Communion will be given under the form of bread alone, in the hand only. The wearing of masks will be required of all who attend Mass. Our elder parishioners should be very careful in deciding to attend.
The public celebration of weekday Masses will resume on Tuesday, June 2. It will be necessary for those attending to sanitize the area they use.
Our Lectors can resume their ministry on Pentecost. I will contact parishioners to read once they sign up for Mass. The Altar Servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will not be able to serve until further notice. Frances will contact our Counters about availability.
The last few months have been difficult ones for our church and for all. May the Holy Spirit inspire us as we rebuild our life together as children of God the
Father. God bless you, Father Ross+
Ross Waggoner

Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of Victory Church and Holy Spirit Mission,

I am very grateful for your continued support of your church!

To facilitate your essential support, the Diocese has provided the following link allowing you to give to your church online.

May God bless you and keep you safe!

https://www.dobgifts.org/online-parish-offertory/

Thank you,
Father Ross

Our Lady of Victory will be live streaming Masses via Jack Moser’s Facebook page

First Friday Mass at 12:00pm

First Saturday Mass at 12:00pm

Palm Sunday Mass at 10:30am

Holy Thursday Mass at 7:00pm

Good Friday Liturgy at 3:00pm

Easter Sunday Mass at 10:30am

 

 

Attention Parents!

Please use the pages linked here Holy Week Journal to help with your families celebration of Holy Week.  Simple download the pages and print them out.  Each page has the gospel reading for that day along with an activity for your family to participate in.

Dear Members of Our Lady of Victory and Holy Spirit Mission,

I have received a directive from Bishop Guillory to suspend the public celebration of the Mass and the holding of all other assemblies after Thursday, March 19.  This suspension is in place until further notice.  You can read the Bishop’s statement as well as a list of available streaming Masses on the diocesan Website: www.diocesesofbmt.org

I am grateful to the Bishop for his action to safeguard the health and safety of the people of the Diocese of Beaumont.

I will offer Mass everyday privately.  I have all the Intentions which you have submitted to the office.  I will pray for your intentions.

I will be opening Our Lady of Victory Church for silent, private prayer only, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. everyday.  I you wish to come pray, you must practice proper social distancing.

The Our Lady of Victory office will maintain regular hours at this time.  If the hours change, I announce that.

I will be opening Holy Spirit Mission for silent, private prayer only from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.  The Mission office will be open at that time also.

You can bring your offering envelopes to your church office or mail them to the office.  You can also have your bank send a check to your church.

I am available to hear confessions and anointing the sick upon request.  Scheduled confession and the Penance Service are cancelled.

All Religious Education classes are cancelled until further notice.

Our April 15 Confirmation at the Basilica will be rescheduled through the Bishop’s office after the ban on assemblies has been lifted.

All members of the diocese are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligations.

Our Website and Facebook page will provide updates when I have new information to share.

At this difficult time, it is important to remember that the Lord Jesus is in control.  Remember, his words; “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20) Your family is a “domestic church.”  Make sure to set aside an hour on Sunday for reading the Scriptures and prayer.  Make an act of Spiritual Communion.

Let us pray for our community, our state, our nation, and all peoples of the world as we face this pandemic in solidarity with one another.

God bless you!

Father Ross

Monthly Youth Ministries Meeting

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3:00pm-5:00pm

Attention Parents!!

There will be NO CCD

Sunday, November 24th & Sunday, December 1st

Class will resume on Sunday, December 8th at 9:15am

It’s that time of the year again!  Mrs. Amanda is signing up parish youth to help celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ at Christmas Eve Mass.  If your child(ren) wish to be in our Christmas Pageant please let Mrs. Amanda know by the 8th of December.  There will be a costume fitting and practice on Sunday, December 15th after Mass.

*Christmas Eve Mass will be Tuesday, December 24th at 5pm*