Updates for 23 March 2020

Dear Parishioners,

Just a few quick messages to get out to you:

1) Daily Mass for today has been posted online: https://www.facebook.com/STMHastings/posts & https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxsg_zsbh4lDpnrZC6S1GzA. (Sorry for the other post on YouTube – we were just testing!)

My goal is to have Daily Mass posted each day by 5:30 p.m. each day (and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday). Seminarian Louden has seminary classes online and we’re adjusting to his schedule. (Live streaming has been difficult for us at the parish, so we plan to record and then post.)

2) Opportunities for online faith and Spiritual formation:

3) Don't forget Confession times:

  • 7:05 a.m. until finished from Sunday through Friday
  • 7:35 a.m. until finished on Saturday morning
  • 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon
  • 7:00 p.m. until finished on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday  (These times/days may change – check Facebook/website for updates)

4) How can you help:

  • CSS Lenten Food Drive is still being sponsored. If possible, please pick up an available sack at the doors of the church (or use your own) and bring it back to the parish. There will be an extra need for food this year! I’m sure they would take a monetary donation too (to help with utility assistance for those out of a job, etc.): https://www.cssisus.org/what_you_can_do/donate.html.
  • If you are able, during this time of crisis, please continue to give to the parish. You can either send in your contribution envelope or you can slip it underneath the door of the parish offices. Contact the parish for e-tithe possibilities. You are also able to give online through PayPal. See the parish website for details. We are also looking for another venue for online giving.
  • Other opportunities to volunteer your time come up daily. I plan to post these on Facebook. One need that has come up today is the need for volunteers for Meals on Wheels. If interested, please contact the parish offices.
  • Thanks to all who volunteered to have frozen meals in storage or to assist with various errands around the parish and community. If you are able to help, please let the office know. We’re trying to get a list of helpers compiled. If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask.

God bless,

FJH