Reopening Plans for St. Priscilla Church
We have resumed our regular Mass schedule. We are 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 & 12:30PM
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 register online or 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
Today’s Sunday refers us to the unfathomable mystery of God’s Mercy. In the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska, we read:
„On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.” (Diary 699).
I think that the words of the Lord Jesus are extremely relevant in our current pandemic situation, but not only. Let us remember and firmly believe that all our abominations and sins are nothing compared to the greatness of the miracle of the Redemption. God’s mercy is always greater than our sin. This is the mercy scandal.
Jesus, I trust you,
Fr. Matthias D. Galle – Pastor