Covid – 19 Guidance Update:
It is wonderful news that 70% of New York adults have received at least one does of the Covid-19 vaccine. While this does not signal the end of the pandemic or the vigilance, care and concern we must continue to show for one another as Church, it does indicate that we are making significant progress as a community in mitigating this public health crisis and its effects.
We continue to encourage individuals to follow all local, state and federal guidance as it is updated / issued.
Vaccinations: Participation at in-person Masses and other parish events should not be contingent on vaccination status. Individuals will not be questioned regarding the vaccination status or asked to produce a vaccine card.
Capacity: Reservations, pew restrictions and other measures to limit capacity may be relaxed. However, individuals from different households should still be encouraged to maintain reasonable separation.
Masks: Masks are optional, but may continue to be worn at the discretion of the individual.
Dispensation & Livestream: Dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass has been lifted and all practicing Catholics should be invited to resume regular in-person worship. OLC offers livestreaming of all masses including funerals.
Singing: Singing guidelines remain unchanged. Congregational singing is discouraged but if you must, please wear a mask. OLC will begin choir practice in September.
Please watch the bulletin and the website for any changes to these guidelines.
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Upon This Rock:
We received $10,052.84 for our January 2021 payment from Upon This Rock. It continues to be very important that pledges are honored so we will continue to receive future payments.
We treated our entire complex (church, rectory, convent, school, hall and ministry center) with a sanitizer / antimicrobial protection treatment in December 2020 & February 2021 from ChemDry of West Seneca. We also renovated the second floor of the ministry center.
We are hopeful with future money to continue to work on our wish list: repairing the steeple on the church, painting the interior of the church, repairing the back parking lot, new windows for the school, chairs for the parish hall. There is and always will be a need to upgrade and /or improve our complex.
Once again, your continued support is critical to Our Lady of Czestochowa – thank you for your support to Upon This Rock.
~ Father Gary
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