Reopening Plans for St. Priscilla Church
We are resuming our regular Mass schedule beginning the weekend of June 13/14. We will no longer be livestreaming Masses.
Weekday Masses in English: Monday – Saturday at 8:00AM
Weekend Masses in English: Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 8:30AM & 12:15PM
Confessions are available Monday – Friday 30 minutes before each Mass. On Saturday, confessions are available from 3:00 to 4:00PM, as usual.
If you wish to register for one of our Masses, you must call the Parish Office in advance.
There are strict guidelines we must follow when entering the Church. You will find helpful tips and reminders below. While our parish staffs will attempt to take appropriate precautions consistent with the advice of public health authorities, parishioners and guests should understand that they assume the risk of contracting COVID-19 any time they enter a public space since such precautions do not eliminate the risk of infection.
Fr. Matthias' Reflection
A man who, like the prophet Jeremiah, submits his life to God, often has to go against the current. He often preaches what is not popular in his community and rebukes those to whom he is sent. Such a lifestyle may lead to discouragement and a desire to abandon the commissioned mission. The point, however, is that if our heart is truly and completely devoted to God, we will not be able to depart from Him, to give up. God Himself will not allow it, because His word will be in us like a burning fire that nothing and no one will be able to extinguish. Of course, we have free will and ultimately we can withdraw ourselves. God will not force us to stop. But God has His own ways and means. All the time He will try to call us, He will do everything to make us return to Him. So there is nothing wrong with the fact that we often throw our discouragement, frustration, and rebellion before Him. The most important thing is that we let God reach us always and constantly with His word. Lest we close ourselves to the saving action of His grace. It is exactly this reality that is able to change and save us.
Fr. Matthias Galle – your Pastor