This coming Sunday, The Feast of Pentecost, marks 1 liturgical year since we resumed public masses. I truly believe we have done a great job with the tasks of maintaining a safe environment in person, as well as offering alternative options such as livestream Mass and drive-through communion for those who aren’t attending in person. I want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to the many people who have stepped forward to make our efforts successful – liturgical ministers, welcome team, and our livestream team. Many of these faithful volunteers have been present and serving every single week. We could not have been so successful without all of these dedicated parishioners.
As you may have heard, recent announcements by the CDC and the State of Michigan regarding mask wearing have precipitated some announcements of liturgical guideline changes from the Archdiocese of Detroit. Our parish staff have been reviewing these guidelines and we are in the process of determining what adjustments we will make to our safety and liturgical practices for the coming months. Over the next few weeks you will see changes to how we celebrate the liturgy together. We want you to know that we are fully committed to maintaining a safe environment in person, and we will also continue to offer a livestream mass.
We do also want to let you know that we have made the decision to discontinue drive-through/drop-in communion. We have seen that many who were joining us for drop-in communion have been able to receive a vaccine and return to in-person mass. Since attendance at drop-in communion has declined considerably we felt it was no longer the best use of volunteer time. We are still committed to making sure everyone can receive the Eucharist. however. So if you are unable to attend in person mass at this time and want to make arrangements to receive communion you can contact the parish office to schedule a time.