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 over 41,000 views and over 240,000 impressions since its creation on March 21, 2020. 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.
-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.
-The Sign of Peace will continue to be omitted.
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SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT MASK-WEARING
The fully vaccinated may now attend Mass without wearing a mask if they choose to.
If you are not fully vaccinated, you must continue to wear a mask in church.
Again, a Parish Thank You to Mike Zarrett, owner of Towne Camera in Bloomsburg, for his gracious sharing of a most amazing lens for us to use these past 14 months to record our Daily and Sunday Masses.
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.
OUR NEWEST VIRTUAL CHOIR VIDEOS
St. Columba’s Music Ministry has formed a Virtual Choir, and recently we posted some Holy Week and Easter pieces: