From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners

Dear Parishioners,

This is the Diocesan statement on the resumption of public Masses:   

     “The Diocese is anxiously awaiting clarification about the inclusion of churches in the New York State re-opening plan. We have been working on specific safety  protocols to put in place according to federal  and state guidelines once we are             allowed to resume public worship.

    We have followed all the mandates of federal, state and local health officials with the hope that just resolutions will soon be reached for the benefit of the faith communities we serve.

    Our Technology Committee members have been helping us to live-stream Masses every day. Thanks to all of them for their faithful service and new improvements in the quality of our daily Mass transmission.  This is available on the Internet at: https://holycrossrochester.org/index.php/stream.     

    We neglected to save bulletin copies for March 29 and April and the print run was limited. We can still print their contents  using our on-line files. However, if you still have one of these bulletins, please drop it off for our files. Thank you.

     We have received word that Father Frederick Eisemann has become positive for the Covid-19 virus but is not showing any symptoms. Father is quarantined at  Saint Ann’s Home. Father Wheeland and Father Reif are both doing well but they cannot receive visitors due to lock-downs. 

     Many are dropping off food to help our neighbors in need in this difficult time. We are also receiving many cans and bottles to benefit our Scouts for future camping trips. Thanks to those who are putting clothes in the clothing shed. Pickups are made weekly by St. Pauly Textile Co. and I have been clearing the slot twice or more each day.

      Nicky McGrath, our parish secretary will soon be returning on a limited basis to our office which remains closed to visitors.

      We have a report from our YouTube Channel where Masses are viewed after the celebration. During the month of April:

  • We had 1,972 views of our Masses
  • We had 13,376 minutes watched
  • We had 44 new subscribers totaling 162
  • All of the above at no cost to the parish.              

                 Sincerely, Father Gagnier

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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