COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Church Bells to Ring on Easter

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/07/20

Archbishop Blair would like the joy of Easter to be made public throughout the Archdiocese. He is asking that all church bells in our parishes ring at noon on Easter Sunday.

In our parish, the carillons at the Church of the Nativity and Saint Teresa of Avila are ready ... Read More »

Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/07/20

On Good Friday a cross will be placed in the Prayer Garden at the Church of the Nativity all day for veneration. In a similar manner, a cross will be left for veneration in Saint Teresa of Avila church from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.. All social distancing protocols need ... Read More »

The Blessing of the Palms

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/05/20

Father Jim blesses the Palms for Palm Sunday. The palms will be distributed by drive-thru at both churches -- the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem and Saint Teresa of Avila, Woodbury from noon until 2 on Palm Sunday afternoon.  Please observe all social distancing protocols.

Mass for Palm Sunday

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/04/20

Father Jim Gregory, Sherry Langrock, and Mark Pancrazio gathered at Saint Teresa of Avila Church to record the Mass for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Konstantza Chernov performs for us “The Palms” composed Jean-Baptiste Fauré here. See Father Jim bless the palms here.

Piano Performance: The Palms

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/04/20

Dr. Konstantza Chernov performs for us “The Palms” composed by Jean-Baptiste Fauré.

Reflection: St. Francis of Paola & St. Isidore of Seville

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/03/20

Saint Francis of Paola, April 2 Saint Isidore of Seville, April 4

THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS WITHOUT THE SACRAMENT OF PENEANCE

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/02/20

The time has now come to suspend publicly scheduled confessions until further notice in light of the growing spread of COVID-19 in Connecticut, which is anticipated to peak in the coming weeks. This is necessary for the protection of both penitents and priests. The teaching of the Church states ... Read More »

PALMS FOR PICK UP

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/02/20

Blessed palms will be available for drive-by pick up for anyone who wishes them at both churches from noon until 2 p.m. on Palm Sunday. As the COVID-19 is on the rise, be sure to observe all social distancing protocols in effect that day.

HOLY WEEK LITURGIES

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/02/20

In this time of great need, it is all the more important that we celebrate Holy Week and Easter creatively within the strict limitations of social separation. Holy Week and Easter will be celebrated in Prince of Peace Parish by Father Jim and a few minsters within the parameters ... Read More »

HOLY WEEK AT HOME

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/02/20

For your assistance, Holy Week at Home: Adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Rituals for Family and Household Prayer is available here. This publication contains resources prayerfully prepared by the editorial team at Liturgical Press. The prayers in this publication are ... Read More »

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