Important Information on Suspension of Mass and Other Activities

Parish Message from March 17, 2020

Dear People of God,

A couple of weeks ago we could not have imagined that our lives would be changing as rapidly as they are now.

While we are not able to have public Mass (except for funerals – and only immediate family members are allowed to be in attendance) we are exploring a means of streaming daily and weekend Mass for our parishioners. We will notify you if and when we get that figured out. Until them, please consider watching the Mass on television with your families and praying together.

Sunday Masses for the homebound can be found on:

Broadcast TV:

                KTVI Channel 2.2 at 9:00 a.m.

                WRBU channel 46 (ION) at 5:30 a.m.

            Cable:

                             AT&T U-Verse channel 46 (ION) at 8:30 a.m.

                             Charter Channel 7 (ION) 7 79 (ION) at 8:30 a.m.

              Satellite:

                             DirecTV channel 46 & 305 at 8:30 a.m.

                             Dish Channel 46 & 216 ay 8:30 a.m.

                             FOX (digital channel only Charter: 88 antenna:2.2) at 9:00 a.m.

               EWTN 7:00 a.m.  (live) or 11:00 a.m. (encore)


Our Sunday bulletin will be available on the parish website.

We will stay in touch with you through e-mail blasts, website, and the parish Facebook page.

For the time being, all parish events and public prayer, inclding fish fries, are cancelled.

If you would like to schedule the Sacament of Reconciliation with Fr. Haley, please contact the Parish Office.

The parish & school auction will be rescheduled for a later time.

Mass intentions that have been scheduled will be re-scheduled at a later date once we are able to resume activity.

Our valiant St. Vincent de Paul workers will be doing their best to keep up with the demands of those in need although they have had to alter their approach. Please continue to support them as you are able. Please pray for their safety as they go about working to help others.

Finally, please do the best you can to maintain your Sunday offerings. It is a certainty that many of our parishioners will be affected by job lay-offs and furloughs during this time.  We depend on you to be able to meet our financial responsibilities.

In all ways and always be vigilant in prayer and be kind to one another!

If you have questions or needs, please contact the Parish Office at 314.524.0500 or parishoffice@btcparish.org.

- Father Tom Haley


Parish Message from March 16, 2020

In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Archbishop Robert Carlson is mandating the suspension of all public Masses in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, beginning with Masses following this communication today, March 16, 2020. Pending updates and guidance from local and state government and health officials, we have preliminary plans to resume Masses beginning April 6; however, we will re-evaluate at a later date. 

If people would like to make private visits to the church for personal prayer, devotions, or confessions, please call the parish office at 314-524-0500 and we will arrange to accommodate your needs.

During this time, any Masses celebrated by the priests without people in attendance are to be said for “The People of the Parish”. All Mass intentions that have been previously scheduled will be rescheduled when the time is appropriate.

During this time we must remind you that collections are essential to the continued operation of our parishes and their missions. Please use online giving, drop-off, or mail your contributions.

This emergency is going to have a severe impact on many individuals in our parish and community as a whole. In these times, it is more urgent than ever for us to assist our brothers and sisters in most need. We encourage you to consider supporting our St Vincent DePaul Society as they strive to respond to the needs of so many.

The parish staff will remain available to you and will do the best they are able to answer your questions.

Please know that you are in all our thoughts and prayers and we ask for your prayer as well.

Father Tom Haley

In addition, please be advised that our Wednesday night prayer services are all cancelled, as is Sr Nancy’s Saturday afternoon discussion group on Women of the Gospel.


Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish & School
120 N. Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson MO 63135
314.524.0500 - www.btcparish.org

 

 

 

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