Parish Response (COVID-19 updates)
Dear Fellow Disciples of Jesus at All Saints,Many questions have arisen concerning our communal life since a new executive order was announced and went into place last week in light of increased infections and hospitalizations related to the pandemic. Please watch this video from Archbishop Hebda regarding our local response to rising infections and hospitalizations in Minnesota.
The most recent order does not affect any of our sacramental, liturgical, or prayer events at All Saints. Mass, Adoration, Baptisms, Confessions, and scheduled weddings, and possible funerals will continue as before. The order restricts social gatherings connected to funerals and weddings, which we have not had on our property since the pandemic restrictions began in March.
There will be no changes in our liturgical schedule. Mass is available daily and Sunday on our regular schedule in person, in the parking lot, or live-streamed at 9:00am on Sunday. If the recent surge has increased concern over the spread of the virus, participating in Mass through the car radio in the parking lot is a good alternative. If you have not done that before, parking lot attendants have easy instructions when you arrive. To manage space, we ask that you continue to sign up online for Mass inside for all Sunday Masses except 5:30pm Sunday.
Instructions and schedules for Christmas will be sent out soon.
Most other activities will be converted or continue virtually. The recent order does limit the formation of children. Our school and formation programs will communicate directly with families.
Let’s continue to pray for each other, especially those acutely affected by the pandemic.
Peace in Christ,
Fr. Thomas Wilson, Pastor
ARCHBISHOP HEBDA MESSAGE TO SENIORS & CARE CENTER RESIDENTS
Archbishop Hebda recorded this video for all the elderly and those in care centers throughout our Archdiocese. This message of thanks, hope, and encouragement may be helpful to share with older parishioners who cannot yet return to the limited public celebration of Mass.