Public Masses are Suspended

Judging by the number of ongoing inquiries it just does not seem to be registering that **There Are No Public Masses.** Please *Do Not* come to the Church and expect to see the pastor offering a Mass at the regularly scheduled time. Please *Do Not* ask at what time Father “might just happen to be in Church” and you yourselves “just happen to walk in.” Remember, presently gatherings of people should not exceed 10.

There are **No Public Liturgies or Devotions, No Stations of the Cross, No Exposition, No Benediction, No CCD Classes, No Fish Dinners, No Breakfasts, No Chicken Dinners and No Easter Bake Sale.**

Please accept these present crosses as part of your Lenten Penances. Offer them up for the Remission of Sins and the Salvation of Souls.

From plague and contagion,
DELIVER US, O LORD

— Father Ananias, O.S.B.

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Welcome Message from Fr. Ananias

Of the many charisms, gifts of the Holy Spirit, associated with living-out of the monastic way of life, more than any other, is expected of those who vow themselves as sons of Benedict is that of Hospitality. With almost “sacramental” reverence, Saint Benedict treats of kindness to pilgrims, strangers, & all who present themselves as godly guests at the monastery’s port. The Patriarch of Western Monasticism exhorts his disciples in the 7th chapter of the Holy Rule to “treat all guests as Christ.”

We’re glad that you have come “a knockin’ at our door.” We hope you’ll always feel welcome here–that you will experience Peace in your visitations. Please don’t be strangers & know that you are always most welcome.

Benedictions,

Father Ananias, O.S.B.

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