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
In meeting the Canaanite woman, Jesus gives the impression that He has not seen her or heard her cry, even after the disciples intervened. We, too, can sometimes get a similar impression that God is not listening to us, that He is working against us. But is that really so? The Gospel that we hear today draws our attention to the necessity, the need for constancy and determination in asking for what we need. Let us think for a moment, what would happen if the woman had gone offended by the attitude of Jesus? That she was ignored, or worse, what she was called? The Lord Jesus points out to His disciples the need for constancy, perseverance in supplication, perhaps especially when the situation seems to be hopeless. When all available means and human resources were exhausted. The Canaanite woman received what she asked for. She showed an attitude full of humility and trust. And what about us?
Fr. Matthias Galle – your Pastor