Livestreamed Mass Schedule
Mon - Fri
The church is open for private prayer 9:30am - 8:00pm (Mon - Sat) and 3:30pm - 8:00pm (Sun).
Current Worship Aid:
Worship Aid for Pentecost Sunday (May 31) - CLICK HERE
Previous Worship Aids:
Worship Aid for 6th Sunday of Easter (May 24) - Click Here
Worship Aid for 6th Sunday of Easter (May 17) - Click Here
Worship Aid for 5th Sunday of Easter (May 10) - Click Here
Worship Aid for 4th Sunday of Easter (May 3) - Click Here
Worship Aid for 3rd Sunday of Easter (April 26) - Click Here
Dear Parishioners of St. Michael,
You may have seen or heard an announcement which came out yesterday from the Bishop’s office about parishes having the option to offer outdoor Sunday Masses as part of the Governor’s Phase I re-opening. After an emergency meeting of the St. Michael clergy, along with some staff and parishioners, we want to share our current approach and thought process:
Firstly, we are overjoyed with Bishop Luis’ decision to re-institute the public celebration of Holy Mass. These past two months have been very difficult without the attendance of the faithful at Mass and we continue to look forward to the day we can all once again gather inside the sanctuary for the Eucharistic celebration.
As Bishop Luis noted in his announcement, the obligation to attend Sunday mass is still waived. People do not have to go to Mass during this time. The safety, health, and maintaining distance requirements for all our parishioners remains our top priorities.
For this Sunday, May 10, the 10:30am English and 2:15pm Spanish livestreamed Masses will remain as our main Sunday liturgies as they are the best ways to reach the people at this time.
We are not currently prepared for any kind of outdoor Mass. This is due to many reasons: logistics, equipment, spacing, and the immense size of our parish. We have heard from other pastors at other large parishes who are raising similar questions and are therefore hesitant to begin outdoor Masses. Due to all of this, we have decided that the decision-making process needs more time. We need to ensure that the entire process of conducting an outdoor Mass is done with all the reverence, respect, and dignity it merits.
Every pastor must take the appropriate response based on the particularities of their respective parishes. As stated above, St. Michael has its own unique challenges that must be addressed before taking any further action.
As for the time being, we would like to reiterate that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be waived. We encourage you to participate via livestream at home and ask that you please use patience as we navigate this challenging time. We are meeting again this week to craft a detailed plan moving forward and we will continue to provide updates as we learn more. Thank you for being patient with this process.
Clergy of St. Michael
May 8, 2020