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Welcome to Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church

 

 

 

Parish Mission Statement

We are a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people. Our parish mission is:"Our Lady of the Angels is a worshipping community dedicated to the education and spiritual growth of the whole parish family.  With guidance from the Holy Spirit we extend our Christian love to the community we serve.  We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord with all our hearts and we welcome all to join us on our journey in following Him."

    

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CANCELED MASSES

If you have requested a Mass for the weeks of March 14th through May 22nd and it was not said due to the closing of the Church, please call our Parish Office at 313-381-3000 to reshedule the Mass.  There are NO CHAIRS in the Parisht Office, so it is advisable that you call in or make a list of the Masses you are requesting and drop it off at the Parish Office.  You must notify us no later than Wednesday, June 24th or we will just reschedule them ourselves for the next available date.

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WE WILL NOT BE HAVING MASS ON MONDAYS DUE TO 
LOW REQUEST FOR TICKETS

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                       A FEW WORDS FROM FR. DARIUSZ  

 

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our parishioners back to Church at Our Lady of the Angels Parish.  At this time not many of us can attend the Mass due to restrictions regarding the COVID 19.  I hope you understand the fact that there is a limit of seats we have in our Church available for seating.  I hope you are healthy and doing well.  This weekend we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord.  The Ascension of Jesus is the goal of His victory over sin and death.  It is a day of joy and hope.  Jesus wants us to share in His victory.  It is important to realize that He has not left us, but is still with us, helping us in our struggles.

The Resurrection, the Ascension, and the giving of the Spirit are part of the same event.  In one action that goes beyond earthly time.  Jesus emerges from the tomb, returns to the Father, and gives the Spirit.  However, from the viewpoint of the first disciples, who continued to live on within time, these actions are described as having taken place at different times: they found the tomb empty on Sunday morning; the Risen Lord appeared to them on that day or subsequently; the termination of the appearance caused them to realize that Jesus was not permanently with God; and they received the Spirit.

The Theological meaning of this feast is expressed in the Second Reading which says that God has glorified Jesus, raised Him above all earthly powers, and making Him Head of the Church and Lord of creation.

The First Reading describes the Ascension of Jesus into heaven, and His promise to send the Holy Spirit to His disciples.

In the Second Reading, Paul describes the meaning of the Ascension: God raised Jesus above all earthly powers, and made Him Head of the Church and Lord of creation.

St. Luke in his Gospel gives us what appears to be an eye-witness account of the Ascension of the Lord into heaven.  However, we must not take this literally. The Ascension of Jesus is a mystery which is beyond words.  Nevertheless, it stands for something real that happened to Jesus.

In both the First Reading and the Gospel Jesus gives a mission and makes a promise to His followers to remain with them forever.

This coming Monday we celebrate Memorial Day.  On Memorial Day we honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.  By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.  It typically marks the start of the Summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

On Memorial Day many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service.  Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day: Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

On May 26, 1966, President Johnson signed a presidential proclamation naming Waterloo, New York as the birthplace of Memorial Day.  Earlier, the 89th Congress adopted House Concurrent Resolution 587, which officially recognized that the patriotic tradition of observing Memorial Day began one hundred years prior in Waterloo, New York.  According to legend, in the Summer of 1865 a local druggist Henry Welles, while talking to friends, suggested that it might be good to remember those soldiers who did not make it home from the Civil War.  Not much came of it until he mentioned it to General John B. Murray, a Civil War hero, who gathered support from other surviving veterans.  On May 5, 1866, they marched to the three local cemeteries and decorated the graves of fallen soldiers.  It is believed that Murray, who knew General Logan, told Logan about the observance and that led to Logan issuing Logan's Order in 1868 calling for a national observance.

May God Bless all of us,

Please stay safe. 

God bless you all,
Fr. Dariusz

 

 

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Guidelines

For people attending Mass and other services at Our Lady of the Angels Parish

 

If you are 65 y/o or older you are not required to be in church. You can watch Mass on television or on the Internet (if we find a volunteer to do that for us, we will post Masses on the Internet).

 
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO FLU OR YOU DO NOT FEEL GOOD,

DO NOT COME TO CHURCH.


You MUST wear a mask at all time in order to enter the buildings. 


You MUST practice social distancing. 


If you come to church with your family members, you MUST practice social distancing while taking a seat in church, unless otherwise stated. 
If it is possible bring your own hand sanitizer with you.  (You can also bring your own wet wipes and gloves if you need them).
Avoid touching unnecessary things in church.
Since it takes a lot of time to clean the whole church, the Sunday Mass schedule will be changed.


Weekend Masses will be celebrated on Saturday at 4 pm, Sunday at 11:30 am, and Monday Mass in the evening at 7 pm. NO MUSIC ON MONDAY. If we do not have enough people for Mondays we might adjust the day for you when you can attend Mass.
We can only have 66 people in church. Overflow can go to the parish center (there is a limited number of seats 59) Do not come if you do not have a ticket. 
For the time being, it is single seating set up which means even family members need to practice social distancing (it may be adjusted in the future)
Each family member needs an individual ticket for the weekend Masses including Monday evening Mass. The Mass you chose at the time of calling, you must attend it for 4 weeks. YOU MAY NOT CHANGE THE DAY.
(There will be different colored tickets for Masses). After 4 weeks, those who had no chance of getting a ticket will have the opportunity to call first (2 days will be designated). After that the seating will be open to the public to reserve your ticket by first come first serve option. 
You do not need a ticket to attend daily Mass. A few pews will be designated for you. Use them. Do not remove any tapes from the restricted area (We do not need to clean the whole church) Please adapt to this change. Please do not move any chairs in the church. 


Daily Masses will be celebrated on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 8:45 am. If there is a funeral, the morning Mass will be canceled.
If you bring gloves, wet wipes etc, do not leave them in the pews. Take them home with you or dispose them on the way out. DO NOT LEAVE THEM IN YOUR PEWS!


Regarding communion
At this time only a priest will be distributing communion. Before you receive communion, you bow 6 feet away from the priest, say amen, remove your mask and the priest places the Eucharist in your hand. (YOU CANNOT WEAR GLOVES WHEN RECEIVNG COMMUNION!)
There are marks on the floor to help you with social distancing while receiving Communion.
I highly discourage anyone from receiving Communion on a tongue. I will need to wash my hand every time I give Communion on a tongue.


Regarding votive candles. 
YOU CAN NOT light any candles in the church. You can call the office, bring your donation to church, and we will light the candle for you during the week. You cannot choose which candle will be lit or where they will be placed.


Regarding donations:
There will be 2 boxes in church and in the parish center. One will be for Sunday offertory; the other will be for festival tickets. When you come to church please drop them off in those boxes.


Regarding tickets:
Only registered members qualify for receiving a ticket. If you are not a member yet but attend our services please fill out the form provided on our website and send it back ASAP.
When you call the office do not leave any messages. You must talk to a secretary to reserve a ticket for yourself and your family members. Beginning Tuesday May 19th thru Thursday, May 21st  from 9 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 7 pm and on Friday, May 22nd from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm.
You will be able to pick up your ticket at the office or 1 hour before each Mass until 15 minutes before Mass starts.


Confessions
On May 23-25 there are not confessions. (I will be distributing tickets). On other weekends confessions will be outside 1 hour before each Mass until 15 minutes before Mass starts. You will need to stay in your car with your mask on to confess your sins. Face to face option only.


Leaving the church
One of the ushers or the priest will be directing parishioners to leave the church by aisle making sure social distancing takes place.
When you get home please wash your hands.
In the end, I hope this can help us to stay safe. There might be other changes taking place regarding our safety. I will try to adjust when I see where such changes are needed.


God’s blessing to all of you.
Fr. Dariusz

 
 

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FESTIVAL UPDATE
 

May 15, 2020

To our parish family,

We hope this finds you and your loved ones well. As we have navigated the last several weeks, we have found ourselves in uncharted waters with COVID 19.

After careful consideration, fact finding, and much discussion, the Festival Committee and Fr. Dariusz have found it necessary to cancel our Annual Summer Festival, but know.

WE HAVE MOVED THE DATE OF THE GRAND RAFFLE DRAWING TO.. 

OCTOBER 4, 2020 AT 2 PM. 

This decision did not come easily.  It saddens us to take this step, however, it is in the best interest of not only our parishioners, but our guests as well.  Constant disinfection would be an impossibility, and should social distancing still remain in effect, just not feasible. We did contemplate moving our festival to a later date, however, this would mean Our Lady of the Angels would be stepping on another parish’s festival.

By making the decision to cancel now, we have been able to apply all deposits and licenses to our 2021 annual festival, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP.

Because the grand raffle tickets were distributed prior to COVID 19, we must have the raffle.  With that, it becomes essential that we sell as many grand raffle tickets to minimally cover the cost of the prizes offered.  New dates for the ticket return incentives will be announced once masses resume.  Please help with purchasing or selling as many tickets as possible.  Extra tickets are available in the parish office when it reopens, and once masses resume, after all masses in the narthex.

 

ALSO, GREAT NEWS...

WE'VE MADE IT EASIER THAN EVER TO BUY THE FESTIVAL RAFFLE TICKETS FOR PARISHIONERS AND NON PARISHIONERS.

Now you can go ONLINE through our secure portal, purchase any amount of Festival Raffle Tickets. Click on the link below, Login, then go to FESTIVAL RAFFLE TICKETS.

 

                    https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/4502

 

 

Please take care of yourselves, each other and be safe.  We can’t wait for the day when we can gather together to celebrate mass and our friendships.

Until then, may God’s grace and peace be with you all.

 

Robin Partrich and the Our Lady of the Angels Festival Committee

 

                

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THE RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC MASSES

(See Guidelines)

 

 

WEEKEND MASSES

(BY TICKET ONLY) 

Saturday: 4:00PM
 

Sunday: 11:30AM
 


DAILY WEEKDAY MASS

(NO TICKET REQUIRED)

8:45AM
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

 

CONFESSION

Starting May 30,             Saturday at 3PM

Outside Only

Stay in Car- Face to Face

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Office Hours
Monday - Thursday:

9:00AM - 8:00PM


Friday: 9:00AM -3:00PM


Daily Lunch Hour:

12Noon to 1:00PM



Phone: (313) 381-3000


Fax: (313) 381-5528

 

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By Request only..

Fr. Dariusz will light a candle for YOU in the church.

Donation of $3 per candle

Send email request to..

mail@loacc.org

Donation of $3 per candle can be mailed or bring money to church.

 

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