Mass Times
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM
Sunday: 10:30 AM
Weekdays: 8:00 AM
Reconciliation
Saturday: 2:45 PM
Formation
PSR: Sun., 9:15-10:15am
RCIA: Tue, 6:30-8pm
Route 59 Youth Ministry:
Selected Mondays., 6:30-8pm. Check bulletin for actual times.
Mission
We are a faith community of Roman Catholic Christians dedicated to lovingly extending the mission and ministry of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, through Word, Sacrament and Christian Service to the people of Ravenna and the surrounding area, all to the Glory of God.
 
From the Pastor

June 14, 2020


FUNERAL MASSES

In the past week I have had a meeting with the Bereavement Ministry Team that has been organizing Bereavement Luncheons. They have been doing a wonderful ministry to those families of our parish at a difficult time in their lives. They have been organizing and supplying cost free funeral luncheons on a regular basis for several years. These luncheons have helped families, friends and members of the parish to gather in Tobin Hall after a funeral and support one another in their grief. I am very appreciative of this ministry that has been well supported by the parish. Because of the current pandemic we have had to make some changes in this ministry so that we can safely continue to serve the needs of the parishioners. The luncheons have been provided by the parish free of charge to families, who are asked to make a donation towards the cost if they are able, but none are refused because of an inability to pay.

First, we will need to limit the number of people who can attend the luncheon. No more than forty (40) people can fit into Tobin Hall at this time and maintain some type of safe social distancing. If your family is large or there may be a larger number of people expected, Tobin Hall cannot accommodate more than forty (40) and the I.C. Social Hall would not be regularly available.

Second, the menu will be limited to only a few main items of hot food and salad but desserts will not be provided. Desserts could be brought in by the family. Coffee, tea and punch will be provided, as well as bread.

Third, masked and gloved volunteers of the committee will need to serve all food in a cafeteria style rater than a buffet style. This is so that utensils are not handled by more than one person.

Fourth, volunteers and parish staff will need to sanitize all areas before and after all events in church and in Tobin Hall. This may mean we will not be able to linger as long as desired in these areas so that proper cleaning can proceed.

Fifth, restrooms will be open but they will need to be cleaned more often than normal so that any disease will not be spread.

Many of our volunteers are in a more vulnerable group because of age or physical conditions and I would understand if they may not feel they are able to continue in this ministry. We are always in need of new volunteers for this important ministry. Please inform the parish office if you would be able to assist in this ministry and we will pass your name along to those who are currently serving in organizing this ministry. I thank those who have been serving in this ministry and pray that it will continue through these difficult times and that soon we will be able to get back to a normal way of life. God bless you.

Father Kraynak

Stewardship Thought
July 12, 2020 - "The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word but then the cares of the world and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit." (Matthew 13:22)

Does the lure of riches and material goods choke God out of your life? Are you so caught up in earthly activities that you have no time for God? Gratitude and generosity are virtues that we should strive to do on a daily basis. Every decision we make either takes us one step closer to God or one step further away. What we receive at Mass every Sunday should be shared with others all the other days of the week as well.



 
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