Coronavirus Update 06/02

A Message from Fr. Tony

The video below was broadcast on Facebook Live on June 1 at 11:00am.  Every Monday we will have a brief address to the parish on Facebook Live until we are able to gather together fully in person again.


Parish-wide emails and a USPS mailed letter were sent out last week concerning the resuming of public Mass with our parish.  

All information, including the link to get a reservation to attend Mass, can be found at the parish website, click on the Welcome Home image.


We need your help!

If you love the rosary as much as we do you can understand why we are saddened that we cannot get our schedule filled for Prayer Leaders for the 7pm Rosary.  We have updated the schedule to continue through June 30.  However, we would very much like your help filling it up.

Please click the link below to schedule yourself to lead.  

Not sure about going on video?  Not sure if you can handle the technology part of it?  No worries.  You will receive help from the parish office!

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We would like to thank all of our parishioners for their continued weekly contributions to the parish during these very unexpected times and ask you to please continue your contributions to the offertory, OLC Educational Foundation, CSA and building fund through the mail or online giving. It is very much appreciated! 

If you join us in person for Mass, the collection basket is directly to your left as your enter the main doors and check-in.  Please ask an usher if you need assistance.

OLC & OLCEF 

Update your weekly gift and OLCEF pledge fulfillment online. Click Here!

CSA 

Update your Pledge and fulfill your gift online for CSA. Click Here!


Starting Monday, June 1, through June 13,
we will be taking store shoppers by appointment. 

Thrift Store/Farm Stand Hours (hourly appointments): 
Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.   

Appointment details:

  • Two (2) tickets maximum per party per day. Each person must present proof of ticket confirmation upon entering. You must provide a printed paper copy, or show it from your phone. 
  • One (1) time slot allowed per day.
    Scheduled shopping time will be 45 minutes, and begins on the hour. 
  • The doors will be locked at 10 minutes past the hour, so please arrive on time. 
  • No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the building.. 
  • Face masks are required. You will not be permitted to enter the store without one.

    When you arrive:

    Please wait in your car until we open the doors, and remain 6 feet apart from the person ahead of you. A staff member will let you know when you may enter.
     

    Safety precautions: 

  • Your cart will be sanitized before you shop. 
  • Housewares will be cleaned throughout the hour. 
  • Staff will help shoppers from a safe distance. 
  • There is a plexiglass shield at the checkout.

    We look forward to seeing you again!


Men of all ages are invited to attend the Men’s Summer Retreat at the Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell, MI from 9:00 -5:00 on July 22. The day will include presentations by Msgr. Gus Ancona, quiet reflection time, Confession, Mass and lunch.  Cost: $70.   Please go to https://mensretreat2020flpc.eventbrite.com to register. 

The Franciscan Life Process Center,11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell, MI,  will offer day camps for children this summer. Topics include Drawing Animals, June 16, 18, 19; Comic Book Hero Making, June 16, 18, 19; Native American Art, June 24 – 26, Painting Flowers, July 7, 9, 10; Life on the Trail, July 29 – 31 , and  Butterflies in the Prairie, August 5 – 7.  Please go to www.lifeprocesscenter.org for more information.


Stock Up for your Summer Grilling Needs

It’s not too late to support the Consolata Missionary Sisters Guild by participating in their 

LAST annual meat sale.  From Steaks to burgers, Ada Valley Meats has you covered.  Incredible prices for delicious premium meat while supporting the Consolata Sisters in Belmont. Contact Lynn Holck with any questions at lmholck@yahoo.com Orders must be placed by June 9.  Pick up will be held at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Belmont on June 23, 3:30-6 pm.