In the last week, Archbishop Hebda sent a letter to all of the priests of the Archdiocese. In it, he thanked us for our ongoing ministry during the pandemic and for our commitment to following the COVID-19 safety protocols instituted by the Archdiocese and public health officials.
Due to the surge in cases – including deaths and hospitalizations – he has asked us to pause, postpone or move virtually, all of our non-sacramental activities between now and Christmas. Out of love for our sisters and brothers and the common good, St. Stan’s has decided to pause all optional in-person activities:
o Bible & book studies
o Small group meetings
o Adult & youth faith formation
Groups will be notified by their leaders about activities being paused, postponed or continuing in a virtual manner.
Most importantly, we will continue to celebrate the Mass both in-person and online. The dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation continues, so if you are in an at-risk category (older than 65, have compromised health, etc.) you are encouraged to worship with us virtually on Facebook or through our website.
Also, remember to stay home if you are not feeling well or if you are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. We believe these small sacrifices are vital to minimizing the spread of the virus and to keep our parishes open for Mass, confessions, weddings and other sacraments. Archbishop Hebda recorded a video message for you, the faithful, as well.
Please feel free to contact any member of the parish staff if you have any questions.