News, Pastor's Note

Pastor’s Note 6/7/20

The Solemnity of Pentecost last Sunday marked the end of the Easter Season and the transition into Ordinary Time. The first drive-in Mass was very well received. Until the severe group worship restrictions inside church buildings are lifted by the Governor and the Bishop, we will celebrate Sunday drive-in and lawn Masses at our parish. This Sunday, June 7th, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, and there will be a drive-in Mass at 9:00 am. There will also be a lawn Mass in front of the church at 11:00 am. Please pre-register as parking space is limited and available on a first-come basis. For the drive-in Mass enter from the Wendel Avenue side only. Park every other space in a checkerboard fashion. If one has to get out of a car, remember to maintain social distancing at all times. If not possible, wear a face covering. The altar will be placed in a second-story window of the former K-8 school building, so please park facing north, in the opposite direction from last week’s Mass. For the lawn Mass, bring your own chair. Parking allowed only in the main parking lot. Keep social distancing or wear face covering, if that is not possible. Detailed updates about logistics will be emailed to everyone on the Pastor’s email list. To be included on this email list, please send a note to Fr. Matt at bsctonawanda@gmail.com.

Our church remains open for individual prayers seven days a week from 8 am – 7 pm.  The Risen Christ is exposed on the altar from 3 pm-4 pm each day for private adoration

Catholic Charities Appeal continues. The parishioners’ total donations as of last week were $20,345 or 59% of the parish goal.  As an encouragement to continue contributions to Catholic Charities, I will be honored to personally come with the Eucharistic Risen Christ in a monstrance to bless the donor and their home from the sidewalk the same week the donation is made.  When mailing donation cards and checks to the parish office, please remember to include in the check memo our parish number “0507.” Thank you for supporting this urgent and very much needed appeal.


Fr. Matt