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This Sunday is children’s Mass and we want everyone to be joyful and not worry about viruses:


No communion cups will be offered until Easter.

No holding hands during the Our Father.

No shaking hands during sign of peace. We will immediately sing the Lamb of God.

The ministers of Communion will use hand sanitizer before giving out Holy Communion (available on the table behind the lectern).

Our Lady of Mercy has also been cleaned with bleach detergent (it always has been!)


Mass intention for Ellen Thompson on the first anniversary of her death, remembered by her son Donal. 

We also pray for Marcel who lost his father Adolphis in Nigeria recently.


Stuck in an Elevator

The elevator in our building malfunctioned one day, leaving several of us stranded. Seeing a sign that listed two emergency phone numbers, I dialed the first and explained our situation.

After what seemed to be a very long silence, the voice on the other end said, “I don’t know what you expect me to do for you. I’m a psychologist.”

“A psychologist?” I replied. “Your phone is listed here as an emergency number. Can’t you help us?”

“Well,” he finally responded in a measured tone. “How do you feel about being stuck in an elevator?”