A Letter From Our Pastor

A Letter from Fr. Brian Chadwick
August 5, 2020

Dear OLG parishioner,
    I want to share with all of you the great news that we have opened our church for Masses. Daily Mass is Monday-Friday at 8:30am in the Church area, not the chapel. Weekend Masses are Saturday 4:30pm and Sunday 8am and 10:30am. We are practicing social distancing. Every other pew is roped off. Families may sit together, but there must be distancing between families. There are markings on the pews to serve as a guide for social distancing. **Please wear a mask when you come to Mass for everyone’s safety.**
    We ask that there be no congregating in the church building after Masses as much as is possible. Hand sanitizer is available at every entrance and exit, and the church is being cleaned by volunteers after every Mass. Right now there are only three areas of entry to the church building: the front vestibule area, and the breezeway between the school and church, front and back. If you park in the back parking lot, you can enter only through the breezeway. If people are sick, have a fever, cough, or other symptoms of illness, then they should stay home.
    Know that everyone now has a dispensation from their Mass obligation until further notice. If you decide that it is not yet safe to come to Mass, then that is fine. We are still showing Mass at 10:30am on Sunday on our website.
    Confessions are at the normal time on Saturdays 3pm-4pm. They are taking place in the Tiny Tot chapel until further notice.
    Know that Fr. Gregory and I are praying for you all. We look forward to the day when things can get back to normal. Let us continue to keep one another in prayer in these difficult times.
Thank You,
Fr. Brian

The Vigil Mass will be available to view on Sunday @ 7:00 AM

Resources Below
OLG Parish YouTube Channel:   OLG Youtube Channel
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops    http://www.usccb.org/
Gary Diocese Link (Bishop’s letter and updates)   https://www.dcgary.org
Spiritual Links   
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Religious Education News
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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a 2 year program of study and preparation in which persons become Catholic through receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. This process is for those who have never been baptized, baptized in a non-Catholic Christian tradition or baptized in the Catholic faith and never received the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation and are over the age of 7. Please call the Religious Education office for more information.

OFFICE HOURS: M-W 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thurs. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday- CLOSED
Please call for an appointment. Masks and social distancing required.

REL ED classes: Began on Tuesday, September 8 from 5:30-7 p.m. Classes will be on line for the first 9 weeks.

CONFIRMATION: Monday, Sept. 28 7 p.m. OLG and Rel Ed 8th grade students from last school year. Practice date and time to be determined. Please return your decorated banners to the Rel Ed office by Sept. 21!

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP NEWS — Contact Dennis Churilla 708-426-6864 to join the youth group.
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