Coronavirus Update 04/07

Important updates, upcoming events and a special message from Fr. Tony.

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A Message from Fr. Tony

The video below was broadcast on Facebook Live on April 6 at 11:00 am.  Every Monday Fr. Tony will produce a brief address to the parish on Facebook Live until we are able to gather in person again.

If the video does not play, please visit the parish website.  The video has been posted there as well.  


We’re here to help!

We want to make sure your voice is heard.  Do you have questions about something to do with our response to Coronavirus?  Do you have questions about your sacrificial giving?  Want to pass along a message to the staff or to Fr. Tony?  Click the button below to share your voice!

This link is also available on the parish website, click on the Coronavirus  banner image.


SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.


YOUR HOME
YOUR FAMILY
YOUR FAITH

A new means of offering Spiritual Food to our people.

We are sorry about the technical difficulties during our Palm Sunday Mass.  We have already worked very hard to correct the problem and you should have no additional sound issues for our Holy Thursday Mass at 7:00 pm.

Facebook Youth Ministry

Hey families with middle school or high school youth!  Last week we debuted our first Youth Ministry broadcast,  We have even more planned for this time.  Don’t miss us tonight on Facebook Live.  This program is interactive.  Make sure your teens chat with us in the comments.


We have Updated the Parish Website

We have updated the parish website to allow for more ease of use during this Stay at Home order.  

Website visitors can access our Facebook videos and all Parish-wide emails from the home page.  Even someone who does not have a Facebook account can access the videos here.  Visit the parish website by clicking the image above.


Parish Bulletin

Did you know that we are still producing the bulletin every week, even if you are unable to join us in person?  Although our publisher was unable to remain open for the safety of their employees, we are still producing our bulletin digitally every week.  You can even get them emailed to you directly.  Click the image to the left to be brought to the parish website bulletin page.


Additional Opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Week!

We recognize that the Sacraments have a visible and invisible reality, a reality open to all the human senses but grasped in its God-given depths with the eyes of faith. When parents hug their children, for example, the visible reality we see is the hug. The invisible reality the hug conveys is love. We cannot “see” the love the hug expresses, though sometimes we can see its nurturing effect in the child.

The visible reality we see in the Sacraments is their outward expression, the form they take, and the way in which they are administered and received. The invisible reality we cannot “see” is God’s grace, his gracious initiative in redeeming us through the death and Resurrection of his Son. His initiative is called grace because it is the free and loving gift by which he offers people a share in his life, and shows us his favor and will for our salvation. Our response to the grace of God’s initiative is itself a grace or gift from God by which we can imitate Christ in our daily lives.

The saving words and deeds of Jesus Christ are the foundation of what he would communicate in the Sacraments through the ministers of the Church. Although we cannot receive Christ in the Blessed Sacrament at this time, we still have the ability receive sanctifying grace through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Reconciliation Hours this week:
Tuesday: 7pm-8pm
Wednesday: 5pm-6pm


Please continue your tithe.

We ask that you consider transferring your gifts to online payments or mail in your weekly gift if possible.  Our church continues to have bills, although some have decreased, we continue to have obligations that must be met.  Please help us fulfill our responsibilities.

If mailing your tithe, please mail it to 
Our Lady of Consolation Church
4865 Eleven Mile Rd. 
Rockford, MI 49341

Thank you for those of you who transferred to  online giving!  Our weekly collection is much closer to our traditional giving amount.  Keep up the great work!  

Catholic Services Appeal

You can register your CSA pledge and make payments by clicking the image above.

Parish Online Giving

Sunday Collection, Rooted in Christ, and OLCEF donations can be adjusted by clicking the image above.

When visiting the parish, if you would like a safe and secure way of depositing your tithe, please feel free to use the pivot-safe in the usher station.