No print copies of the Bulletin this week, or for a while to come. For this week, here it is.
Daily Masses will be live-streamed at 8AM
Sunday, March 29, 2020
8AM – Extraordinary Form Mass ~ Passion Sunday
10AM – Ordinary Form Mass ~ Fifth Sunday in Lent
Monday – Mass 8AM
Tuesday – Mass 8AM, Confessions 3-5 PM in the Parking Lot, with privacy option.
Wednesday, Thursday – Mass 8AM
Friday – Mass 8AM, COnfessions 3-5PM in the Parking Lot.
Scheduling for Adoration, Stations, and Rosary to follow soon.
Our Masses are currently live-streamed on Facebook. Look for our Facebook page, which carries them daily.
As the COVID-19 drama has spread out into the world, everyone is staying home and asking that priests live-stream everything.
It’s not a bad idea overall, it’s just got a learning curve to it. The reality is that Fr. Dussuoy haven’t lived streamed much of anything, and are propping our phones up to do so.
Developing, we’re getting phone tripods and learning how to do it all better. So, be patient.
We’re also available for video-conferencing.
And we’ll have a schedule for everyone to follow as well.
- Palms will be blessed and left in Church for you to take.
- Churches may well be closed for Holy Week and Easter.
- Mass and Service times will be announced, and live-streamed (when possible).
- Holy Water will be available for you to take, you might bring your own container to have it blessed.
Read more at the Vatican’s website.
This Friday, 3/26/20, has been proclaimed a Day of Prayer and Fasting by the Archbishop and by the Governor.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: I have received word that all faithful are invited to participate in a special prayer of our Holy Father Pope Francis on Friday, March 27 at 12 noon local time.
During the Statio orbis, which will be streamed from the Vatican website at www.vaticannews.va, Pope Francis will grant to all participants the Plenary Indulgence before imparting the Urbi et Orbi Blessing.
This will be a historic moment for our church and coincides with our local Day of Prayer and Fasting to bring an end to the Coronavirus pandemic and healing to all who are sick.
I encourage you to participate in this special prayer.
This information will be available on our website at nolacatholic.org and shared through our social media channels.
Wishing you God’s blessings, through the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor and Blessed Seelos,
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Reverend Gregory Aymond Archbishop of New Orleans
(Editing videos is currently not in the skillsets at the Parish Office. We’re getting there though, and it’s looking like we’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice.)
The Church has been doing it for days now, and so have we.
Please join us via our Facebook page. Whether you like the platform or not, they certainly make it simple. We’ll continue to explore the best options as we go.
“In light of the announcements from President Trump and Governor Edwards today, effective immediately, public Mass cannot be celebrated. Priests may celebrate Mass privately.
“Wednesday night confessions scheduled for the upcoming three Wednesdays are canceled. Stations of the Cross and any other gatherings for prayer must also be canceled.
“All St. Joseph Altars that have not already been canceled or postponed must cancel as of today.
“Let us pray for those who have died because of the virus, and for the healing of those who have been affected.
“Let us turn to our loving God and implore his protection. This is a time to lean on our faith and to act responsibly as has been requested by our government officials. May the healing power of Jesus be with you and all you hold in your heart.”
Masses will be celebrated privately by the Priests of St. Jane both for their intentions and for your spiritual benefit. The Church will be kept locked for at least part of the day – we have yet to determine a schedule.
All public events are canceled.
The Office will remain open for the time being and will close at Noon.
We will continue to update this as we learn of new developments.
- St. Jane Church will remain open according to regular hours.
- Masses will be celebrated privately by the Priests in their respective chapels.
- Public gatherings are limited according to numbers; we’ll adjust hours as necessary.
- Do attend to your spiritual well being, making spiritual communion and learning through the accompanying graces how more to grow in holiness in times of public turmoil.