Hello all, attached you will find a video archive of all of the Masses live streamed on Facebook for those who don’t have that social media platform. Please know that Fr. Zinno and Fr. Steve are praying for you during this difficult time.
March 22nd – Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent
March 20th – Mass for Friday of the Third Week of Lent, immediately followed by Stations of the Cross
March 19th – Rosary for those effected by the coronavirus and Mass for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph
March 18th – Mass of Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent
March 17th – Evening Mass – Feast of Saint Patrick
Public Masses and services throughout the Diocese of Providence have been suspended by Bishop Tobin due to the Coronavirus. Beginning, tomorrow, Tuesday March 17, Holy Mass will be live streamed from Our Lady of Mt Carmel here in Bristol RI. Tomorrow we have to say the Mass very early, 530AM, due to our schedule, but it will be a available on Facebook all the time. The next day we will post what time it will be live streamed. Right now we are thinking to live stream it at 6PM when most people are home. We will also post the live stream mass each day on our parish web site www.olmcbristol.org The church will be open for prayer from 6AM until 5PM each day. On the weekend we will live stream the mass twice Saturday at 5PM and Sunday at 1030AM. Confession will be offered in the church on Saturdays 330-430PM. Sadly, when we live stream the mass, it can not have a public congregation Please respect this directive. The priests are always available at the rectory for you. Be assured of our prayers -Fr Zinno. Fr Steve
The following resources may be helpful during these difficult times.
As Bishop Tobin notes today in a missive to all pastors, “Masses throughout the Diocese of Providence will continue to be offered at this time. However, in light of the serious health crisis caused by the coronavirus, the Diocesan Bishop hereby dispenses Catholics in the Diocese of Providence from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass beginning immediately and continuing through Sunday, March 29, 2020. While Masses,(and Adoration and Stations of the Cross) will continue to be offered, individuals should consider on their own whether they continue to attend Holy Mass as long as they do not exhibit any symptoms. This is an obligation in charity that parishioners should take very seriously.” Here at OLMC our regular masses and services will continue. The gesture of peace was discontinued in January as is our custom and out of an abundance of caution the Holy Water has been taken out of the fonts at the doors of the Church. The pews will be sanitized before and after the weekend Masses. Be considerate of others. WASH YOUR HANDS. SNEEZE INTO YOUR ELBOW BRING POCKET SANITIZER WITH YOU. And PRAYER of course is essential. The church will remain open all day as usual. The church is where we should be! -Fr Zinno
We welcome back Fr. David Engo as our annual Lenten Mission Speaker. Fr. Engo will celebrate the Masses on February 29th and March 1st, and offer a reflection within Mass on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 2nd – 4th. He brings a wealth of spiritual wisdom to help us begin the Lenten Season as best we possibly can. We look forward to seeing you there.