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To All Parishioners:
To comply with the orders and guidance of the governors of the States of Delaware and Maryland, Bishop Malooly instructs that all parish churches be closed until further notice. No gatherings or services should be organized that bring people out of their homes.
The CHAPEL WILL NOT be open on Saturday and Sunday for private prayer. Please keep everyone in your Prayers until we can come together as a Parish Family once again.
God Bless and Keep Safe,
I am writing again to let you know that I am praying for each of you during these difficult times. I also would like to inform you of the upcoming schedule for Palm Sunday and Holy Week.
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.
PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 5th - Mass will be celebrated at 8am (privately.)
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 9th - Mass will be celebrated at 7pm (privately.)
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 10th - Celebration of the Passion of the Lord will be celebrated at 3pm (privately.)
HOLY SATURDAY, EASTER VIGIL, - APRIL 11th - Mass will be celebrated at 7:30pm (privately.)
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 12th - Mass will be celebrated at 8am (privately.)
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?
Monday, March 30
Tuesday, March 31
Souls in Purgatory
Wednesday, April 1
Thursday, April 2
Intentions of Sidonie Kanzie
Friday, April 3
Saturday, APRIL 4
Sunday, April 5
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
Bulletin for March 22, 2020: Bulletin for March 22, 202o
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: 8:00am, 10:00am & 12noon
Saturday: 5:00pm & 7:00pm (Spanish)
Confessions are held from 4-4:45pm each Saturday before 5pm mass.
Daily Masses (held in Chapel):
Monday to Friday: 6:30am & 8:30am
Devotion to the Sacred Heart
Held the first Friday of each month after the 8:30AM Mass with adoration during the day.
First Saturdays of the Month held at 8:30AM in the Chapel with prayers and confessions after Mass.
Today’s Mass Readings