Monsignor Lawrence celebrates the Sunday and Holyday Catholic Mass at the St. Columba Church YouTube channel for on-demand and on-the-go viewing. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Roman Catholic faith we share in the Sacrifice of the Mass, the center of this mission. Hear the words of the Gospel, reflect on the homily, and worship God with us.
OUR PARISH YOUTUBE CHANNEL has been extremely successful in keeping our parish family united through the shelter-at-home period, with almost 31,000 views and over 171,500 impressions since its creation on March 21. Thank you to everyone who has been worshiping through the Youtube Masses, the Rosary, and music videos with images of our church and grounds. We hope that they have helped you to feel spiritually united to the parish even when we are physically separated.
FROM OUR DIOCESE: The Diocese strongly recommends that those who are sick, have a compromised immune system or are considered more vulnerable continue to remain home at this time.
-The dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is still in place. All Mass livestreams are strongly encouraged to continue.
-All parishioners attending Mass must wear a face mask. Masks may only be removed when receiving Holy Communion.
-Holy Communion will be distributed at the regular time during Mass. We recommend that Holy Communion be received on the hand.
-Parishes are to use tape or rope to indicate proper social distancing within the parish buildings, including the pews.
-Proper sanitation will occur after every gathering and at the close of every day.
-Holy Water fonts will remain empty. Bottled holy water may be available for parishioners to take home. All hymnals, missals, missalettes and Bibles will be removed.
-The Sign of Peace will continue to be omitted.
St. Columba Church Sunday Mass Videos and More
Go directly to our YouTube channel where you will find links to Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence’s celebrations of Daily and Sunday Masses and music provided by our Director of Music, Catherine Chayko.
Because we returned to in-church observances, we have suspended regular Daily Mass recordings/posts with the May 29 service. We will continue adding Sunday Masses and other special recordings for the foreseeable future.
OUR NEWEST VIRTUAL CHOIR VIDEO: St. Columba’s Music Ministry has formed a Virtual Choir, and this is our fourth video: Joy to the World and Gloria, Gloria, sung by the St. Columba Virtual Choir, Bloomsburg, PA.. Please feel free to share! We present this with love, and with gratitude for every blessing during this Christmas Season.
Video/audio work by Catherine Chayko, Music Director. The flute was played by Victoria Parker, the bass was played by Theresa Chayko, the guitar was played by Dick Voelcker, and the tuba was played by Michael Parker. Gloria, Gloria Tune by Jacques Berthier, copyright 1979, 1988. Les Presses de Taizé. (OneLicense Number M-400986)
PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
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