COVID-19 Blog Entries

COVID-19 Blog Entries

The Way of the Cross

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

It has been the tradition at Prince of Peace Parish for the confirmation class to hold for the parish Shadow Stations on the evening of Good Friday. Since this is not possible this year, a Way of the Cross video has been produced using images of the stations ... Read More »

Piano Performance: Lead Me to Calvary

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

Konstantza Chernov performs for us “Lead Me to Calvary” composed by William J. Kirkpatrick. 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. During this pandemic, it important ... Read More »

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper

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

A video recording was made this evening of the celebration of the Mass of the Lord's Supper within the parameters set by the Congregation of Divine Worship in Rome regarding these celebrations without a congregation. 

According to the Congregation, the faculty to celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s ... Read More »

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 »

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