REV. BRIAN J. BECKER, PASTOR
102 ANDREWS PLACE, SWANNANOA, NC 28778
Serving the Swannanoa Valley Since 1936.
Funeral Mass for Bob Clemenzi
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Women of StMM Meeting
Men's Enmaus Retreat - Black Mountain
A message from the Most Rev. Bishop Peter J. Jugis
“I declare and proclaim that throughout the diocese, a special anniversary year is to be celebrated from January 12, 2022, the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of Charlotte, through January 12, 2023. During this year, which in recognition of our golden anniversary will be themed “Faith More Precious Than Gold,” (1 Peter 1:7), we will celebrate in the present with joy and devotion; we will have the opportunity to recall our past and celebrate our diocese’s history; and we will resolve to strengthen our diocesan family and look for even greater ways to glorify God.”
For additional information, visit the Diocese of Charlotte Anniversary Homepage.
As more companies and government agencies are bringing pressure upon employees to receive a Covid-19 vaccination, many have questions about the proper response of a Christian. The National Catholic Bioethics Center has provided sound guidance for those in difficult situations.
CURRENT COVID RESPONSE
As of Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021:
1. All indoor seating areas are open: nave of the church and overflow area (no ropes).
2. Social distancing is available outside. Please bring a lawn chair. Communion will continue to be given at the front steps of the church.
3. Ministers of Communion are no longer wearing masks and are no longer using sanitizer between households.
4. All Masses are now including congregational singing.
5. We will continue to station offertory baskets in the occupied areas.
6. The options of receiving Communion from the chalice and extending the Sign of Peace remain omitted until further notice.
7.The faithful retain the right to receive Communion on the tongue or in the hand.
8. All Masses will be live-streamed to our YouTube channel.
Also, as of Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021, the general dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation has been narrowed to include only those who remain vulnerable to the corona virus. Tor details on this, and to find out if you are dispensed, please read the F.A.Qs. in the Decree from the Chancery.