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Fr. John Bonavitacola A Letter from Fr. John

Be Transformed by the Renewal of your Minds

08-02-2020Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

At times when our thinking gets twisted our actions can become equally contorted. Two current hot potato issues that demonstrate this are facemasks and police.

So, to mask or not to mask, that is the question (my apologies to Shakespeare). The single biggest justification for wearing a face covering that I hear repeatedly, is that when you wear a face mask (properly) you are protecting other people and therefore it is a charitable act. When it is put in that way, rather than saying, when you wear a face mask you are protecting yourself regardless of what other people do, it creates a lot of hostility and judgment towards those who are not wearing a face mask. And that has led to self-appointed mask police.



Daily Mass Schedule Change Starting Aug 31

Beginning Mon, Aug 31 8:00am Mass will be moved to 8:30am (6:30am Mass will remain at 6:30am) weekdays, Monday-Friday.

Please prepare now for this NEW weekday Mass Schedule. This will be a PERMANENT change. Saturday Daily Mass will remain at 8:00am.

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