Daily Divine Liturgy
May 16th – June 6th
Confession - 9:30am
Liturgy - 10:00am
Limit of 10 people per Liturgy
I ask your prayers and cooperation for this plan. I am thankful to our Metropolitan JOSEPH, our Bishop THOMAS, and the entire archdiocese for carefully and prayerfully guiding us in handling this unique situation. My thanks to Dn David and others who are getting things together behind the scenes to help us all draw near to Christ in the Holy Sacraments.
Fr James, Fr Jesse, and I will be serving the Divine Liturgy everyday between this Saturday, May 16 to Saturday, June 6 at 10am and I am hoping we'll be able to open the church up more by Holy Pentecost on June 7th and Chrismate our seven catechumens whose reception has been postponed since Lazarus Saturday. These daily liturgies provide an opportunity for 220 people to attend the Divine Liturgy, make a Confession and receive Communion during this feastal season.
Confession is required in order to receive Communion. Please prepare for your confession to who whichever priest is serving that morning if you have not confessed since the beginning of Great Lent. Please arrive at 9:30am in order to have time to make a Confession and to pray the Pre-Communion Prayers before the Liturgy begins and plan to stay after for the Thanksgiving Prayers for Holy Communion and a possible procession.
In order to attend, you must sign-up on this SignUp Genius form. (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4AAFA92EAAFF2-divine
) If you don't sign up you are welcome to stay for just a few minutes to light candles, pick up holy items and then you will be kindly asked to leave. Children under 7 (age of first confession) will not need be counted and are welcome as long as they can stay with you quietly and prayerfully. If you would like to wear a mask you are welcome to do so. You will have a seat in the back of the nave.
Note: If you have been to church during the lock down, please do not sign up (at least initially) so that others to come. Also, if you have a flexible schedule, please sign up for a weekday liturgy. If you have trouble accessing the signup form for any reason, please contact Dn. David (218-576-8324 or email@example.com
). If you have any theological or pastoral questions or concerns, please feel free to ask in faith and love.
"With the fear of God, with faith and love drawn near!"
Please pray to God for repentance for our world, our nation, our church, our parish, and me especially!
+Fr. Noah Bushelli
PS - I am still hurt by being reduced to being a televangelist and using "sign-up genius" for the Holy Sacraments! It is definitely not what I imagined when I moved across the country to seminary 20 years ago. Please know how deeply this hurts me and that I do this out of love for you and God and obedience to our hierarchs.
What won't a father do for his children?
What won't a son do for his Father?
What won't a servant do for his Master?
What won't a Lover do for his beloved?
Alas, we can't even begin to do enough to return God's love!!!
PPS - You will benefit from the insights in this interview with our Metropolitan and his closest staff members during this strange time.