Dear People of God,
I hope and pray that all is well with you and your loved ones as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ!
While the coronavirus may have ordered us to stay at home, physical distance has not made us socially distant. Now, more than ever before, we have become mindful of our connectedness. Through the grace of the Holy Spirit, we have grown beyond the special limitations into a virtual union with the Church and our beloved community.
St. Dennis has taken another step in unifying the Body of Christ virtually. We have begun to record our Masses and then post them on our YouTube Channel. This will allow us to bring much of our community’s prayer directly into the homes of our folks.
As with any new ministry, we need to welcome new people to be stewards of the gifts that God has entrusted to their care. If you have skills, or a willingness to be part of our new team to spread the Good News, please call, e-mail, or even use the USPS to get word to me. Having had streaming capabilities when I was Pastor of St. Jude, I know what a blessing this ministry can be.
It is appropriate that as we celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, that not only have we taken strides virtually, but we now have opened our Church for public Masses. Please note our procedures for reservations and other information regarding attendance. All of these adaptations to our worship are done out of concern for the well-being of our family of faith.
I commend our Task Force, our Liturgy Committee, our Pastoral Council and our Staff for the hard work in preparing for the physical return of the body of Christ to our Church. They have truly been the instruments of God’s own Divine love for His People.
May God continue to bless us as we return to Church and also have the blessing of having Church come to our homes!