Our Lady of Sorrows, Pray For Us
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Week Beginning March 23, 2020

SedesSapientiae

Blessings in the Lord everyone!

  • Trenton Catholic schools have just extended school closures until at least April 17th. 
  • Parish offices are closed. Staff remain available on telephone. Mass intentions are available via phone.

Changes to worship schedules this week:

Exposition Holy Hour            Weekdays    9:00 - 10:00 AM    

                                                    Thursday    6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • The church remains open for private prayer 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM weekdays.
  • Based on last weekend's attendance, a few changes will made to the weekend schedule. 
  •     Saturday                9:00 AM church open for prayer
  •                                     no public liturgies in AM
  •                                     5:00 - 6:00 PM Exposition Holy Hour
  •                                     church closes at 6:00 PM
  •     Sunday                   10:30 AM church opens for prayer
  •                                      10:30 - 11:30 AM Exposition Holy Hour
  •                                       5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Exposition Holy Hour
  •                                       church closes at 6:00 PM

 

  • There will be no Benediction at the close of the Holy Hours.
  • Routine hours for Wednesday Exposition are cancelled. (Many slots were no longer filled.)
  • All rest rooms in the church are closed. 

Given the likelihood of a prolonged prohibition of public masses, church finances are obviously a concern. At this point, no mortgage relief is definite and many of our expenses are fixed, not related directly to whether or not masses take place. I will be presenting an outline of parish plans in the coming week. Please contact our Senators and Congressional Representatives to include emergency mortgage relief and emergency financial adjustments for non-profits such as churches.

Let us pray for protection through the intercession of St. Michael, The 14 Holy Helpers and the Virgin Mary in this time of uncertainty. 

I remember you in my daily mass and hope you find a visit to the church and the Blessed Sacrament consoling and peaceful. I moved the Sedes Sapientia statue, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, into the church from the Chapel. It is a wonderful representation of Mary cradling the Infant Jesus in her arms. 

 

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