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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As you may be aware, the Bishop has permitted the Churches in our Diocese to reopen beginning June 1st. This opening will start with many guidelines from the Diocese and the State which need to be followed to keep everyone safe.
The Daily Mass will begin on Tuesday, June 2nd at the 8:30 AM Mass which will be celebrated in the Church so we can accommodate everyone and to keep with the social distancing of 6 feet apart. The seating for Daily Mass will be in the Baptismal Font Section.
The Weekend Mass Schedule will change for the time being, so we have enough time to clean the pews and church after each Mass. The church is allowed 30% occupancy so we will only have seating for 135 people. The Saturday Mass will be celebrated at 5:00PM and 7:30PM (Spanish) and the Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 9:30AM and Noon.
The following are guidelines for the Mass:
• Enter the Church through Parking Lot Side Entrance ONLY
• Exit from the Church through Front Center Doors ONLY. If you are handicapped or need assistance in any way, please wait and someone will help you exit via the handicapped entrance.
• Parishioners must always wear a mask or face covering.
• Children must remain with parents at all times.
• Pews will be taped off and marked to help with the 6 feet distancing mandate.
• Families in same Household may seat together.
• No Gathering outside or inside of the Church.
• Access to back hallway and bathrooms will not be available.
• Breaking Bread Hymnals and Missalettes will be removed from pews.
• Elimination of Sign of Peace will be maintained.
• Communion Procession and Procedures will be changed, so please follow instructions.
• Communion received in hand only and only in one form. There will be no cup at this time.
• Dismissal will be row by row to keep with the 6 feet distancing and no crowding at the exits.
• Updates will be announced weekly before Mass.
The State still encourages those over the age of 65 and those with comprised health conditions to remain at home. The Bishop has continued his dispensation from the requirement to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. We will continue to live stream the Mass and you can view on facebook.com/olfnewcastle.com for the near future.
We are very much looking forward to being with you and we thank you for your patience as together we work our way through our new guidelines.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. George Brubaker
Hello Fellow Parishioners,
GOOD NEWS – We will Live Streaming the Mass this Sunday (May 24) from Our Lady of Fatima Church.
You can view the Mass at 9AM by going on facebook.com/olfnewcastle
We are also in the process of preparing the Church for Public Mass starting in June. Please check back to the website next week for more information.
Stay Safe and God Bless You. https://www.facebook.com/olfnewcastle
Gathering for Mass Guidelines
Dear Our Lady of Fatima Parishioners,
On Friday, May 1, a video from Bishop Malooly will announce the Reconsecration of the United States to Mary, Queen of the Church. Please look for the video on the diocesan and Dialog websites: www.cdow.org and https://thedialog.org
In addition, all of you, Catholic schools, religious education programs, and programs for youth and young adults are invited to pray the Coronavirus Novena each day from Saturday, May 2, through Sunday, May 10. The novena can be found on www.cdow.org.
I hope to find everyone in Good Heath during this difficult time in our lives. I am writing to you today to Thank You for all your most generous support that you have showed the parish during these past weeks, your contribution is greatly appreciated and we are most grateful. I also ask you to continue to keep all of our health care workers, first responders and all essential workers in your prayers, their work during this pandemic is truly heroic and they are living the ways of Jesus.
I hope and pray that we will be able to be worship together soon. I miss seeing each and every one of you at mass every weekend. Please know that I pray for you daily and pray that this pandemic will end very very soon.
Also, I wanted to let you know that on Friday, May 1St, U.S. Bishops will be join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in consecrating the two nations to the care of the Blessed Mother under the title, “Mary, Mother of the Church.” This will give the church the time to pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of the vulnerable, healing of the unwell and wisdom for those who work to cure this terrible virus. Please pray to Our Lady for her intercession to help us during this time in our lives.
Lastly, I ask again that if you are able to help our Parish through this difficult economic times, please mail your contributions to the rectory or online using Parish Giving(www.parishgiving.org). We greatly appreciate your help and we thank you for continued support of our Parish.
Yours In Christ,
To All Parishioners:
I am writing again to let you know that I am praying for each of you during these difficult times.
ALL PUBLIC MASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AND BISHOP MALOOLY HAS DISPENSED ALL CATHOLICS FROM OBLIGATION TO ATTEND MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Due to the cancellation of public mass, I am publishing the times that I will be Celebrating the Triduum in private and I ask you to unite in prayer at home during these times. We will not be recording our celebrations but I encourage you to view these celebrations through the Diocesan Web Site, www.cdow.org
I ask you to please keep everyone in your prayers and I hope to see everyone once our restrictions are lifted and we can Celebrate again with each other in our Beautiful Church.
GOD BLESS, MSGR. GEORGE
March 29, 2020
5th Sunday of Lent
The context for today’s Gospel reading is the Jewish leaders’ growing hostility toward Jesus. Jesus has been in Jerusalem, and the people have been pressing him to pronounce plainly that he is the Messiah. Jesus tells them to decide for themselves by looking to his works, which testify to his coming from God. As you listen to this story, another of Jesus’ miracles, we are reminded that death is not an end to life; rather, it leads to life anew. We recognize that it is still painful when death separates us from our loved one. But we also remember the promise that, like Lazarus, we too will one day rise.
Have you ever had to comfort someone who experienced the death of a loved one? Have you ever been the one who was comforted?
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Due to the coronavirus, the priest in the diocese of Wilmington will be saying mass privately. Masses indicated for this week will be celebrated by Msgr. Brubaker privately.
Please pray for the following: Frances Grecco, Eugene Smallwood, Connie McElwee, Donald Yanick, Carmlelita Kutch, George Dzarnik, Cindy Johnstone, Leslie Hampton, Anna Brown, Matthew Gray, Richard Woerner, Joseph DiMartino, Donna and Bill Thomas, Rev. Robert Hoban, Hayden Godwin, Gerard Pelletier, Pat Donohue, William Hoops, Tony NeCastro, Irene Suigne, Silva Lopez, Robert Evanousky, Mary Harrison, Meta Caserta, Scott Baker, Tyler Messinger, Ben Saffer, Joan Carilli, Joe Ellis, Len & Margaret Earl, Fred Hagerty, Helena Miller, Tommy Martone, Samuel Watts, Frank Yarrusso, Betsy Tong, Tony Arcaro, Anna McDonald, Christopher White, Maureen Monaghan, Darlene Bargelski, Donna Hagan, Dr. Marion Panyan, Kansas Collins, Frank Pecoraro, Mary Querey, Rosa Santos, Kay Jarman-McElwee, Gina Coburn, Angeline DiRienzo, Meghan Ward, Linda Murphy, Raul & Juanita Lopez, Mark Davis, Amy Hamm, Debbie Ferraro, Tommy Marino, Wayne Bacon, Joshua Waltz
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I wanted to take the time to reach out to you during these uncertain and ever changing times in our lives. Every day, our normal routines and tasks are being altered and we don’t know when we will be able to get back to life as we know it. I just want to assure you that each and every one of you and your families are in my prayers.
I also want to remind you that even though the public mass has been suspended, you are still able to view the mass online by going on www.cdow.org. We are also going to open the Chapel on Saturday Night (4PM – 8PM) and Sunday from (8AM -Noon) if you would like to make a visit for prayer and meditation. We will do this until the State of Delaware modifies our restrictions. Just a reminder, if you do visit the Chapel to please keep a distance between your fellow parishioners. I also encourage you to go to the Diocesan website (www.cdow.org) or our Parish website (www.olfnewcastle.com) for any important announcements. If you need to reach out to me, please call the rectory (302) 328-3431 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, I know these times have put if not you but someone close to you in a difficult economic situation and this is no different from our own Church. I want to first Thank You for all of your financial support that you have given this Parish over these many many years. If you are in a position to give to Our Lady of Fatima, please mail contributions to the rectory or online using Parish Giving (www.parishgiving.org) It is hard to believe that our Parish has been a staple of this community for over seventy years. We have been through good times and hard times but please know that God will guide us through these most difficult times.
May God Bless You and Your Families.
Yours In Christ,
Rev. Msgr. George Brubaker
Notice from the Bishop About Corona-virus: Effective immediately and until further notice, the Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, has dispensed the catholic faithful of the Diocese of Wilmington from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. All masses are cancelled until further notice.
Our religious education and sacramental formation programs are closed until March 30. Please check with group leaders for updated information about our parish activities. For the complete text of the Bishop and for more information, please visit: www.cdow.org/coronavirus.
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Our Lady of Fatima Church
801 North duPont Boulevard,
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(302) 328-3431 Fax: (302) 328-6318
Sunday Masses (held in Church):
Sunday: 9:30am & 12 Noon
Saturday: 5:00pm & 7:00pm (Spanish)
Confessions are held from 3:30 to 4:30pm each Saturday in the chapel before 5pm Mass beginning June 20th.
Daily Masses (held in Chapel):
Monday to Friday: 8:30am
Today’s Mass Readings