Weekly Update 9/17/2020
Feast of Saint Robert Bellarmine
Monday, September 21st, we begin the new shared Daily Mass Schedule with Saint Nicholas at Saint Nicholas Church.
Monday Mass at 8:00 am
Tuesday Mass at 9:00 am
Wednesday Mass, with the school children, at 9:00 am
Thursday Mass at 8:00 am
Friday Mass at 8 :00 am
Since the Activity Center needs to be used by the Preschool during the week, and our Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel is really too small to accommodate the current requirements of “social distancing,” for the time being, Saint Nicholas Church is the appropriate place for our daily Mass in Zanesville.
Ordinarily I will celebrate the Masses on Tuesday and Thursday. Father Ralko will celebrate the Monday and Friday Masses, and he and I will alternate the Wednesday Mass with the school children.
I will offer a private Mass in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel each Monday, and the Wednesdays I am not able to concelebrate. The Masses which were scheduled to be celebrated on Fridays at Saint Thomas have been moved to other days of the week which didn’t have a Mass Intention. With this schedule in place all the Daily Mass Intentions at Saint Thomas will be satisfied by me, either in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel or the Masses I celebrate at Saint Nicholas.
Based on your response to the proposals for new Saturday evening and Sunday morning Mass times, I will be informing you soon of my decision.
Saint Nicholas Church does not have the capacity to livestream the Daily Mass. Here at Saint Thomas we will continue to livestream our Sunday 11 am Mass each week. We are planning to increase livestreaming options at Saint Thomas by providing the Rosary on a more regular basis. We also have plans to livestream a weekly catechetical session which will be our RCIA program for now, and also provide other livestreamed adult education opportunities. The connection livestreaming affords us as a community has been invaluable during this unique moment. We want to continue this connection with you as we support each other and come together virtually as Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish.
From my heart to yours, in the hearts of Jesus and Mary—
Peace and blessing,