COVID-19 Blog Entries

COVID-19 Blog Entries

Archdiocesan Update Regarding Mass

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/17/20

In light of the continued assessment of the spread of the novel coronavirus within Connecticut and Governor Lamont’s Executive Order of April 10th mandating the cancellation of school classes and the extension of closures of non-essential businesses through May 20, 2020, Archdiocese of Hartford (the counties of Hartford, Litchfield, ... Read More »

The Paschal Candle

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/17/20

Both the Church of the Nativity and Saint Teresa of Avila Church have a paschal candle. By coincidence they both have the same brand and style of candle. The candle style is called The Cross of Saint Francis made by Cathedral Candle Company. The new Church of the Nativity’s ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/17/20

The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves all of us. He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. ... Read More »

Homily for Wednesday and Thursday of Easter Week

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/16/20

The Gospel of Luke 24 The Acts of the Apostles 3

Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/12/20

A video recording was made this morning of the celebration of the Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord within the parameters set by the Congregation of Divine Worship in Rome regarding these celebrations without a congregation.  In light of not having an Easter Vigil under the ... Read More »

Piano Performance: Thine Is the Glory

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/12/20

Konstantza Chernov performs for Easter “Thine Is the Glory” composed by G. F. Handel.

Piano Performance: Christ Alone

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/12/20

Konstantza Chernov performs for Easter “Christ Alone” composed by Robert Lowry.

Easter Vigil Not Required

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/10/20

Direction from the Archdiocese notes parishes need not celebrate an Easter Vigil under the present circumstances since no one can be present to be baptized or received into the church. The simple lighting of the new Paschal Candle and the renewal of baptismal promises at the Easter Day Mass ... Read More »

Celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/10/20

A video recording Good Friday's Celebration of the Lord's Passion was made this afternoon within the parameters set by the Congregation of Divine Worship in Rome regarding these celebrations without a congregation. The liturgy was celebrated by Father Jim, Sherry Langrock, and Bob Taylor.

According to the Congregation ... Read More »

Piano Performance: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

Posted by Rev. James T. Gregory on 4/09/20

Konstantza Chernov performs for us “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” composed by Hans Leo Hassler. The video was shot intentionally showing only Konstantza’s hands in order to focus more on the music. Her hands remind us of the importance of living with our hands. Jesus heals with his ... Read More »

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