Mass Time Change
Beginning July 7, 2019, Sunday morning Masses will be 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. (The Saturday evening Mass at 5:00 p.m. remains the same, and we will continue to have the 7:30 p.m. Mass.)
There is one important caveat to the Mass schedule change: If Father Brouillette is required to administrate a parish again like last year or if there are other needs requiring adjustments to clergy assignments in our area, we may need to drop one Mass on Sunday out of necessity.
Why the change for the first two Sunday Masses? Regarding the shift from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.: Saint Cecilia’s will be offering an 8:00 a.m. Mass at the parish every week and at Good Samaritan Village two to three times a month – having three 8:00 a.m. Masses in our community seems to spread our attendance thin. Also, with Saint Cecilia’s dropping their 7:00 a.m. Mass, a 7:30 a.m. Mass would offer an earlier option in our community.
Regarding the shift from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.: This would offer an extra half hour between our “main” parish Mass and the 11:00 a.m. Mass. This makes a big difference for days like Palm Sunday and Easter – the length of the Passion and the unique character of the Church’s celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection mean Masses that tend to be longer than usual.
Posted on Mon, June 17, 2019
by Fr. Jeremy Hazuka