Serving the Swannanoa Valley since 1936
REV. BRIAN J. BECKER, PASTOR
102 ANDREWS PLACE, SWANNANOA, NC 28778
Office Phone: 828-686-8833
You are invited to join in prayer for our 2022 Faith Formation students preparing for the sacraments of Confirmation on May 26, 2022. Prayer Warriors will pray the Novena 9 days prior to the reception of the sacrament, and can pray it more often you they choose to! This will be done independently in group spirit, and it's easy to incorporate into your personal prayer routine. The link below will take you to the Novena Prayer.
Está invitado a unirse en oración por nuestros estudiantes de Formación de Fe 2022 que se preparan para los sacramentos de la Confirmación el 26 de mayo de 2022. Los guerreros de oración rezarán la novena 9 días antes de la recepción del sacramento, ¡y pueden rezarla con más frecuencia si así lo desean! Esto se hará de forma independiente en espíritu de grupo, y es fácil de incorporar a su rutina de oración personal. El siguiente enlace lo llevará a la Oración de la Novena.
The DSA funds many good works in our Diocese, including Seminarian Education, Catholic Charities, Multicultural Ministries and other. Please prayerfully consider your pledge to the DSA this year.
La DSA financia muchas buenas obras en nuestra Diócesis, incluida la Educación de Seminaristas, Caridades Católicas, Ministerios Multiculturales y otros. Considere en oración su compromiso con la DSA este año.
On January 12, 1972, Pope Paul VI established the Diocese of Charlotte. Together with Bishop Jugis, all parishes are invited to acknowledge this 50th Anniversary Year by recalling the past with gratitude, celebrating the present with joy, and looking to the future with hope that we might glorify God and strengthen our diocesan family.
Please join Bishop Jugis in offering up prayers and sacrifices for these special intentions each month during the 50th anniversary year:
MARCH: For families. May God pour out an abundance of grace to every family in the diocese, that they may be domestic churches and dwellings of loving sacrifice. Amen.
MARZO: Para familias. Que Dios derrame abundancia de gracia sobre cada familia de la diócesis, para que sean iglesias domésticas y moradas de amoroso sacrificio. Amén.
For additional information on the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese, 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.