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Updated April 18, 2020
N.B. Holy Communion Times No Longer Valid due to recent decisions by Archbishop Hebda.
Sunday Mass live stream from the Church at 8:00 AM – English (Ordinary Form)
Sunday Parking Lot Mass in West Broadway Lot at 10:00 AM – English (Ordinary Form) Tune to 104.9 for audio.
Sunday Parking Lot Mass in West Broadway Lot at 11:30 AM – Latin (Extraordinary Form) Tune to 104.9 for audio.
***Those present in their cars for the Parking Lot Masses must remain in them. Tune to 104.9 through your radio for audio. These Masses will also be live-streamed. If your watching the livestream from your car in the parking lot their will be a 15 second delay.***
N.B. Please read Instructions carefully as we take your physical and spiritual health most seriously as we follow the provisions of the Governor’s executive order.
- During the “Stay at Home” period issued by Governor Walz from 12:00 AM, March 28 through 5:00 PM on April 10th, Clergy and those assisting with the broadcast are considered exempt from the order. We will be following all of the recommendations regarding social distancing, disinfecting etc.
- The ability to acquire food is considered essential, and during the “Stay at Home” period citizens can go acquire food following the various guidelines.
- Sacramental Holy Communion is both physical food, and spiritual food due to the real presence of Jesus – Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist.
- However, after consulting with the Presbyteral Council, the Catholic Health Association, and Minnesota Department of Health, at this juncture in the COViD-19 Wuhan Virus Pandemic, Archbishop Hebda communicated to all the clergy on April 1st, 2020 that he does not see a possible way for Holy Communion to be distributed to the faithful at Outdoor Drive-In Style Parking Lot Masses, or at Drive Through Style Communion Stations as had been done in many places in the early days of the pandemic. For this reason, out of obedience to Archbishop Hebda, I, nor any other priest or deacon of the Archdiocese at this time is able to distribute Holy Communion to the Faithful either through parking lot Masses or Holy Communion stations.
- We should be mindful that in our Catholic Tradition participation in Holy Mass is of infinite value as our primary act of worship to God through, with, and in Christ even when one does not receive Sacramental Holy Communion, or is unable to receive for various reasons such as not fulfilling the hour long fast before reception of Holy Communion; or due to a severe gluten intolerance, or allergic reaction to the properties of wheat or wine which remain in the Holy Eucharist even as the underlying reality in which these properties adhere in, namely “the substance” of the bread and wine has really and truly changed into “the substance” of the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, our Lord; or due to the person being conscious of a grave sin aka mortal sin that has not been confessed or absolved through the Sacrament of Penance.
- For the duration of the Pandemic where social gatherings larger than 10 persons are strongly discouraged, Archbishop Hebda has granted a dispensation from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sunday, the Day of the Lord.
- The Catholic Church following our Lord’s command “To do this in commemoration of me” has as one of her five precepts, or five basic laws the attendance at Holy Mass on all Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.
- The same Catholic Church has since the twelfth century mandated reception of Holy Communion at Holy Mass, at least once per year during the season of Easter after making a valid confession in the Sacrament of Penance.
- During the Season of Easter, it will be possible for the faithful to schedule an individual appointment for Holy Communion once only during this current juncture of the Pandemic provided certain social distancing protocols are followed. More information about this opportunity will be forthcoming.
- Holy Communion may still be given as Viaticum, the last sacrament of the dying, provided certain protocols are followed as outlined by Health Care professionals.
posted 6:40am March 28
Thus far I have had Holy Communion “drive through style” following private Mass during the pandemic. If you can go to a drive through or get carry out for regular food why not for the Holy Eucharist which is also food – literally and spiritually?
But I have come down with a cold, which for me has manifested itself primarily as nasal congestion. I also have a minor sore throat, but have no trouble swallowing, I have coughed only mildly and very occasionally. I have not had any fever, or shortness of breath, or chest pains.
For this reason, and because of the “Stay at Home” order I will refrain from giving Holy Communion at this time. The times I had announced for “Drive Through Style Holy Communion” and the Confession times this weekend on Facebook and our website are no longer valid.
We should not self-diagnose. I may just have a garden variety cold. Yet, the whole reason for the “Stay at Home” order is to give our Health Care Workers the means to treat those with serious illness due to CoviD-19 without being overwhelmed.
If there was no Covid-19 virus causing potentially fatal results, these symptoms I am manifesting would not typically result in me refraining from saying public Mass or distributing communion after washing my hands and sanitizing them with Purell or Thieves sanitizer.
But there is this virus. Given what I am experiencing were I to call my doctor I doubt they would recommend a test for Covid-19, as they are reserving tests for those with serious symptoms. Yet, I can not in good conscience put anyone at risk due to a lack of knowledge or presumption on my part that I only have a regular cold.
I apologize for any confusion do to the constantly changing circumstances. I do this reluctantly since a pastor of souls is meant to feed the flock, but I can not in good conscience put anyone at risk during this time, even if I only have a garden variety cold.
Be assured of my prayers and affection for all of you. Do check out the Mass Live-streams. These I can do by myself without putting any one at risk. The Saturday morning live stream for March 28th, however, will be delayed however until mid-day.
Yours in the Heart of Christ,
Fr. Bryan J.B. Pedersen