During the last year Fr. Brendon and I have enjoyed celebrating the Sacrifice of the Mass for you all. We always want you to receive as much as possible from the Sacred Liturgy. However, we have noticed some aspects of our Mass schedule that cause some difficulties in our celebration that we feel can be improved with modifications to the Mass schedule.
The following are some reasons we see the need for a change in the mass schedule:
- We are focused on unity and our Church is not full at each Mass.
- Parking is very limited on the streets and parking in the city lots is only a courtesy that sometimes is not possible.
- The time between Masses is so tight that people are waiting to enter, resulting in the Masses being rushed at times.
- We only have two priests at Holy Infancy now.
We realize that changing the Mass schedule has been talked about previously and is never easy. So we wanted to invite you to reflect upon the above issues over the next few weeks. In June some options for a possible new schedule of Masses will be offered in the bulletin. From those options you will be able to choose your preference. Obviously we will never be able to fit everyone’s preference, but our hope is to get a better understanding of your perspective. Our goal is to be able to celebrate the center of our Liturgical Life in the best way possible. Thank you for your prayer and consideration of this topic for the good of the whole community.