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March 17 Update Regarding Masses

From the Pastor:

Please read the following information from the Bishop. And please continue to refer daily to our Web-site and/or Facebook page for developing information regarding Parish Guidelines in response to the Coronavirus. Since Parish offices have been mandated to temporarily close, please be advised the best way to reach the Parish is via email unless you would rather leave a message on our voicemail, as we will try to get back to you promptly.

Though Masses and all Church related activities will be suspended…the Church will remain open for prayer each day from 8:00am to 5:00pm…though those times are subject to change over the weekend. Like arrows in a bow let us take aim with our prayers at this Virus and all that worries us and makes us anxious and eliminate them.

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Father Peter

From: Bishop Frank J. Caggiano Re: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Date: March 16, 2020

Yesterday, March 15, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that, for the next 8 weeks, any in-person gatherings of 50 people or more throughout the United States be cancelled or postponed. Governor Lamont today followed that directive and has limited crowds to less than 50 in the State of Connecticut.
With those standards now in place, out of concern for the common good of ending the spread of the Coronavirus and for the wellbeing of the clergy (many of whom are older and at greater risk) and the lay faithful of the Diocese of Bridgeport, I would like to inform you of some important new directives that will be binding throughout the Diocese.
Parishes Effective this evening at 8:00 PM, all weekday and Sunday public Masses celebrated in the presence of the lay faithful are temporarily suspended in the Diocese of Bridgeport. This will remain in effect until Friday, April 3rd. You will receive a confirmation or revision of that date on Monday, March 30th.
Please know that I do not make this decision easily, and I realize that some may disagree with it. However, this is an extraordinary – and, in some ways, unprecedented – time in the life of the Church, the country and the world, and it requires extraordinary action to ensure the safety of those whom we serve. I appreciate greatly your cooperation in communicating this decision to your parishioners in a clear and pastoral manner.
Churches may remain open for private prayer at the discretion of the Pastor. This may include silent Eucharistic Adoration. On Wednesday I will be sending you suggestions and further guidance about how to keep your parishioners connected to the Eucharist and to the parish during this period.