The Church, Chapel and the Parish Office will be closed until further notice. Baptisms have been cancelled for the month of April. If you leave a message on the answering machine, we will get back to you as soon as we can. Reminder that Emails are checked every day. In the meantime, we will communicate to you through email (Flocknote), the Parish Facebook page, the Parish Website and MyParish App on a regular basis. If you are not receiving Flocknote emails, need help setting up My Parish App, or e-Giving, please email Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLESSED SACRAMENT . . . The Blessed Sacrament and Relic of the True Cross will be visible in the front windows of the Friary. During this time of crisis, feel free to stop by the friary yard at any time to say a prayer.
PALM SUNDAY – April 5th . . . . Pastorate of St. Casimir, St. Brigid & St. Elizabeth – There will be no public distribution of Palm. It will be given out at a later date.
Archdiocese of Baltimore will provide a livestream of the Mass on Palm Sunday, which will be celebrated by Archbishop Lori at 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 5th. Visit archbalt.org.
HOLY THURSDAY – April 9th . . . Pastorate of St. Casimir, St. Brigid & St. Elizabeth – Please note that a livestream will be posted to Facebook of St. Casimir’s high altar and tabernacle from 9:00 to 10:00 PM.
Archdiocese of Baltimore will provide a livestream of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, which will be celebrated by Archbishop Lori at 7:30 PM on Thursday, April 9th. Visit archbalt.org.
GOOD FRIDAY – April 10th . . . Pastorate of St. Casimir, St. Brigid & St. Elizabeth – Stations of the Cross, which will be prayed with Fr. Dennis at St. Casimir will be recorded and available on Facebook at 12 Noon.
Archdiocese of Baltimore will provide a livestream of the Passion of the Lord, which will be celebrated by Archbishop Lori at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 10th. Visit archbalt.org
BLESSING OF EASTER BASKETS – April 11th . . . We encourage you to refer to the sheet for the Blessing of all our Easter foods (sent by mail and flocknote) and pray together as family on Holy Saturday.
EASTER VIGIL – April 11th . . . Archdiocese of Baltimore will provide a livestream of the Easter Vigil, which will be celebrated by Archbishop Lori at 8:00 PM on Saturday, April 11th. Visit archbalt.org.
EASTER SUNDAY – April 12th . . . Pastorate of St. Casimir, St. Brigid & St. Elizabeth – Easter Mass, which will be celebrated by Fr. Dennis, will be recorded at St. Casimir and available on Facebook on Easter Sunday, April 12th at 10:00 AM.
Archdiocese of Baltimore will provide a livestream of the Easter Sunday Mass during the day, which will be celebrated by Archbishop Lori at 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 12th. Visit archbalt.org.
MY PARISH APP . . . There is some very useful information that can be found on the app, Prayers list, readings of the day, when you can watch a Mass without the faithful being livestreamed, etc. To get the app on your phone – Type 88202 as the number and then text App in the message and send. A link will be sent to you saying – Tap the link to install the my-ParishApp: myparishapp.com/appstore.
Visit www.archbalt.org/online-mass/ to watch, listen to or stream a live Mass along with other spiritual resources. You will also find very useful information on the coronavirus landing page – www.archbalt.org/coronavirus/.
During this season of Lent unlike any other in our lifetime, let us continue to pray for each other. May I commend to you Archbishop Lori’s Novena prayer for the Archdiocese of Baltimore:
O Mary, you brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.
O loving Mother, you know what we need and we are confident that you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son, Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, & for those who have died.
Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others
and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.
Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our petitions but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
May God continue to bless you and keep you safe during these unprecedented times.
THIS IS WHAT REALLY HAPPENS AT THE EUCHARIST (CATHOLIC MASS) . . . Take a few moments to view this video. In a very powerful way it expresses beautifully what it is we do at mass. It is the center of our faith. It is from the Eucharist that we draw our strength and it is the precious gift that Jesus has left us: His very presence. Please join us to adore and worship His presence in the Eucharist on the last Saturday of every month from 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM in the Church.