Join Us in October to Reconnect

A message from our Evangelization Commission:

To our parish family,

We miss you!

Life has changed so much. As we enter into our sixth month of the pandemic, one of the main complaints we hear is that our parishioners feel isolated and long to return to worshipping and socializing as a community.

 

Despite our current inability to gather, the Evangelization commission wants to provide a virtual opportunity to socialize and grow spiritually as a parish community.

 

Beginning on Thursday, October 1, we will begin an eight week program offered by Franciscan Pathways called The Ministry of the Wild Goose. The term “wild goose” was used by the ancient Celts for the Holy Spirit.  This program will explore ways of experiencing the Holy Spirit within your life.

 

Here’s how it will work:

Please include your name and phone number in the email.

  • The week prior to each meeting, a link will be emailed for the short video segment we will be discussing. You should be able to access this video by clicking on the link in your email.  Each video is short, approximately 20 minutes, and you can download a one page study guide below each video if you would like.  Please watch this at home before the meeting.
  • If you would like to take a look at the videos or want more information in advance, go to https://thewildgooseisloose.com/wild-goose-main-page
  • We will hold the discussions via Zoom from 7-8 pm Thursdays, beginning Oct.1 and ending Nov.19. Our first session will be a Zoom “Sip and Chat.”  Bring your favorite beverage to your computer or phone, and prepare to just chat and catch up with one another.  This is also a dry run to help people who have not used Zoom become comfortable with the platform.  No content will be discussed until Oct. 8; Oct 1 is just a social get together.
  • If you want more information about Zoom or have questions, please indicate that when you email to register.
  • Each week’s discussion is a stand-alone topic, so if you miss a week, it won’t interfere with your overall experience.
  • Feel free to invite your family and friends.
  • You may wish to print this for reference.

 

The pandemic can make us all feel a bit isolated, but we are never isolated from Christ and the other members of the Mystical Body.  We are excited to “see” everyone again.  Please join us!

 

Blessings,

OLR Evangelization commission

New Online Giving

Rather than make donations using your envelopes, placing your gift in the collection basket, or mailing them to the office, you can now make a donation using the Abundant app for smartphones, or directly from our website (www.orl-nc.org). You can find the tab Give under the menu options on our homepage. This provides you with the option of making your gift via a credit or debit card, or directly from your bank account. Additionally, you can also set the process up to make your donation automatically, every week, every month, however you choose. We encourage you to try it out and set up for automatic giving, this way you will be able provide the support that you want even when you are not at church. In addition to regular offertory contributions, you will eventually also be able to donate to our 2nd collections. The platform that we have selected integrates seamlessly with our existing software so that your donations will be recorded and maintained.

Register Now – Faith Formation

Faith Formation Registration will take place in the Parish Center on Sunday August 16th, 23rd, and the 30th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. You may also register in the church’s office during regular business hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm). Last day for registration will be August 31st.

NEW DATES KoC Yard Sale

Due to the surge of corona virus cases in our state of North Carolina and the extension of phase 2 by our Governor Roy Cooper, we have made the decision to postpone our Yard Sale to September 25th and 26th and October 2nd and 3rd of 2020.

If you’re cleaning out your house while sheltering in place, please consider donating unwanted items to the yard sale. To arrange a drop off or pick up, please contact Jimmy Wooten at 336-391-3341, or Grover Roland at 336-425-3840. Items will be picked up at a time when it can be done safely.

 

Outdoor Mass

Mass at our Parking Lot

There will be Mass outside for everyone who is in good health starting this weekend of May 16th-17th. More details below.

Vigil Mass: Saturday, May 16th, 2020 @ 5:00pm (English)

Sunday Masses: Sunday, May 17th, 2020 @ 9:00am (English) Sunday, May 17th, 2020 @ 11:00 am (en Español)

Parking will be by the Parish Center. Everyone wearing masks is required. Each member and/or family should bring their own chair(s) and accommodate them according to safety guidelines, 6-feet away from each family. Anyone who is experiencing cold symptoms, or may feel are vulnerable, and the elderly are recommended to stay home to watch a live Mass of your preference. Remember to practice proper reverence especially if you will receive Holy Communion.

MISA EN EL ESTACIONAMIENTO

Estacionamiento en el Salón Parroquial. Todos deberán usar máscaras. Cada miembro o familia deberá traer sus propias sillas y mantener distancias de por lo menos 6′ pies entre cada familia. Quienes tengan síntomas de gripe o se sientan vulnerables o si son mayores de edad, se les recomienda que se queden en sus hogares y sintonicen a una Misa transmitida en vivo de su preferencia. Recuerde practicar reverencia especialmente si recibirá la Santísima Comunión.

Spend Holy Week & Easter with Bishop Jugis Online

Guide for Holy Week

Catholic News Herald’s Holy Week Issue

The bishop’s livestream Mass schedule is as follows:

Palm Sunday: 11 a.m. Sunday, April 5

Chrism Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 7

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9 (Followed by Eucharistic Adoration online until midnight)

Good Friday: 3 p.m. Friday, April 10

Easter Vigil: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11

Easter Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday, April 12

Replays after each Mass will also be available on YouTube.

The PDF guide below will help you follow along with the liturgies from the cathedral, and meditate on the readings and prayers throughout Holy Week as we approach Easter and commemorate the Passion, death and Resurrection of Our Lord.

Palm Sunday – Domingo de Ramos

Thursday, April 2nd 2020

Dear parishioners,

For this Palm Sunday we will have palms available for our parishioners to pick up. There will be a table set up with blessed palms by the Parish Office starting Saturday, April 4th from 4:00pm forward. Take only enough for yourself and your immediate family so that there are enough palms for everyone from our church. Remember to exercise safe distances between yourselves and, most importantly, read and apply this reading resource so that you and your family can hold a proper Private Procession with Palms at Home.

Private Procession with Palms in the Home

– – – – – – – – – – – –

Jueves, 2 de abril 2020

Queridos feligreses,

Para este Domingo de Ramos tendremos las palmas disponibles frente a la oficina de la parroquia desde el sábado 4 de abril desde las 4:00 pm. Por favor, solo tomen lo necesario para su familia inmediata para que así todos puedan obtener sus ramos. Recuerden mantener distancias seguras entre ustedes pero más importante aún, lean este recurso para que tú y tu familia puedan manifestar una Procesión Privada con Ramos apropiada desde sus hogares.

Procesión Privada con Palmas en el Hogar