Sep 7, 2017
As we prepare to meet and deal with Hurricane Irma, we wish that you as members of our church family know we are aware of the following changes in our weekend schedule.
Bishop Noonan has given each pastor permission to cancel or reschedule Masses for this weekend as he sees fit.
Our weekend Masses, (including the Vigil) are being moved to Saturday morning at 9am and 11am. These Masses will fulfill our weekend obligation.
We are having these two masses early so that as many of you as possible will come and help us to pray as a church family for protection from this currently mighty hurricane.
We will have our normal 7:30am Mass tomorrow, Friday, September 8th. Please come if free.
PRAY A LOT!
1. The parish office will be closed tomorrow, Friday, September 8th, so our staff can do their hurricane preparation.
2. The parish office will also be closed on Monday. All meetings scheduled for Monday are cancelled.
3. All parish facilities with the exception of the church will be closed Friday.
4. The Adoration chapel will close Saturday at NOON and re-open possibly Tuesday at 7am.
5. The funeral Mass for Fernando Palacios will take place tomorrow, Friday at 2:30pm
Until we get an 'all clear' regarding the campus, no activities will be held. We are hoping parish activities can resume next Tuesday beginning with our Tuesday 7:30am Mass. Of course, we may or may not have electricity on Tuesday and/or the following day.
We have a maintenance team and diocesan entities that will be caring for and/or fixing facilities in the event of damage. Please do not try to “help” until we notify the community about what assistance is needed. Thank you for caring about the parish community.
**Check our parish website for updated information about parish events as we keep watch on Hurricane Irma. www.ascensioncatholic.net**
Please continue to pray often that Irma, like Matthew, will cause minimum damage to our area.
Please also pray often for the victims of Harvey & Irma, for all First responders and for all who work in hurricane shelters.We will still have a collection for the victims of Hurricane Harvey but not this weekend as we had planned.