Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Fr. Brent’s Weekly Message

Fr. BrentDear Friends,

This week, as COVID numbers continue to climb once again, it’s time for some reminders.

FIRST: Face coverings are required in the church. It is unfortunate that this simple means of helping to slow the spread of the illness has been so politicized in our society. Wearing face coverings should be seen as an ACT OF LOVE. The more someone dislikes masks, the greater is the act of love in wearing one in order to help protect the health of others.

SECOND: Please be aware of which pews are available for seating. People or groups of people from different households must stay at least six feet apart; please sit in the pews that are marked with the blue dots. If there aren’t any pews available in the main body of the church, the parish hall is available and the Mass will be live-streamed on the tv in there.

THIRD: Please continue to sign up for the weekend Masses through Flocknote or through the link on the parish website. We must have the names of all Mass attendees in case we need to notify you of an outbreak of COVID in our parish.

FINALLY: this pandemic–combined with the wildfires–is having serious mental health impacts on our community, especially our children. If simple precautions such as wearing masks, washing hands, and maintaining social distancing can help control the spread of the illness so that schools, playgrounds, daycares, CHURCHES, and businesses can fully reopen, we must all do our part. Please follow these guidelines. Do it out of love for your neighbor.

Verso l’alto,
Father Brent Crowe