Feast of the Holy Family

12-27-2020Pastor's LetterFr. Arlindo Paul Da Silva

Dear Parishioners,

The priests and staff of Our Lady of Fatima wish you a very Blessed and Merry Christmas season. Let us continue to pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother, asking for her intercession as we pray for an end to this pandemic and for peace around the world.

Please keep the following in mind regarding attendance at Mass and parish activities:

  • Now that we have entered the winter months, remember that if ever a state of emergency is declared for our area, all Masses and events will be cancelled until the declaration is lifted. Check our website if you are ever uncertain.
  • Our Parish Office is open Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. All visiting the office must wear a mask.
  • Seating is limited per safety guidelines. Seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. Certain Masses have been reaching permissible capacity. You are encouraged to arrive early.
  • For weekend Masses seating will be assigned by ushers as people arrive to ensure proper social distancing.
  • Entrance to the church on Sunday is restricted to the front door and elevator only. Side doors are for exiting.
  • Masks must be worn at all times while inside the church.
  • Parishioners must observe social distancing both inside and outside the church, before and after Mass.
  • Those who are most vulnerable due to age or health are encouraged to stay home. Such individuals are welcome to visit the church during the week for private prayer. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be dispensed by Bishop Checchio.
  • Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home.
  • Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration now takes place in the church, except weekdays when Mass is celebrated and Sunday 7:00am - 6:00pm. Live-stream Eucharistic Adoration from the chapel continues to be available 24/7.

We thank all our first responders and frontline workers and ask you to continue to pray for the healing and comfort for all those affected by COVID-19.