Guidelines for Re-opening

05-22-2020Rev. Brian F. Manning

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Mary Parish,

On this past Monday we all greeted with joy the announcement of the Governor that our churches may now re-open. Because we all kept the principle of concern for others and then ourselves, our observance of quarantine and use of masks have allowed him to declare that we now begin re-opening by careful, cautious and deliberate steps which keep everyone safe and well. The Covid-19 virus has not gone away, but instead it has been curbed by everyone’s cooperation. We need to continue all these steps and procedures as we re-open our churches. We must begin by carefully preparing and then cooperating to keep everyone safe. Indeed the vulnerable and the elderly still need “to stay safer at home.” Cardinal Sean continues the dispensation for everyone who is older or has health conditions to miss Mass.

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Weekly Reflection

A Daily Life of Service and Sacrifice

05-22-2020Rev. Brian F. Manning

We need to remember that when we read from the Gospel of John, such as this weekend, we are reading a scripture passage which is written after a long time of reflection and living experience. John wrote his Gospel sometime between 90 A.D. and 100 A.D. In art John is symbolized as an eagle, mainly because he soars so high in his thoughts, expressions, and meaning. His Gospel begins with the eloquent words: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God …". We recognize that these starting words of John actually match up in theme and expression to the very first words of the Bible in the Book of Genesis. We discover in John that this special "Word" who was in the beginning with God, now begins his journey home to God. The journey of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem is the journey of the Word made flesh returning home by his Death and Resurrection.

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Events

Angelus Prayer with Deacon Guy

During this time when we are not able to be together in church, My hope that this video from the Chapel at St Mary might instill a sense of peace and comfort for you. Take care and stay healthy.

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SVDP reminder of Food Resources for Franklin Residents.

A list of free meals to go, Meals on Wheels, and food pantries for local residents.

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Blood Drive

Jun 19, 2020: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

The American Red Cross is asking donors make an appointment to give blood. To make an appointment (required) log on to www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: KofCFranklin. This blood drive is in support of People impacted by COVID 19.

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