April 5, 2020
As we enter this next week, the Holiest of Weeks, Morning Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will offer Morning Prayer Services on Thursday, Friday and Saturday along with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday Night, The Passion of the Lord on Friday night and the Easter Vigil Saturday evening. Please see our Parish Website for the Holy Week Schedule and the Link to our YouTube channel for viewing.
We know that the COVID -19 crisis is not only creating emotional stress, but for many it has created financial stress as well. Please know that Fr. Michael, Fr. Joseph, Deacon Joe, Deacon Bob and our Staff are continuing to support you in prayer. We are working hard to create meaningful online celebrations of our Faith to share with you. Please do not hesitate to call the office with questions and/or needs. Although we are working remotely, the phones are being monitored. If we are unable to offer immediate help, we can connect you with supporting organizations both within the Diocese and South Jersey.
Many parishioners have contacted the Parish Office to inquire about how to continue supporting our Parish with their Weekly Donations. For those that are able, weekly envelopes can be mailed to the Parish Office at 17 Earlington Avenue in Mullica Hill. Another option is to set-up an e-giving account with Parish Giving. This can be accomplished by Clicking on the Parish Giving Icon on our website’s main page or going to ParishGiving.org and signing up as a New Member.
An additional and easy way to support our Parish is by using AmazonSmile.com and designating The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit as your charitable organization. Amazon Smile works just like a regular Amazon or Amazon Prime account. When orders are placed, our Parish gets a small percentage of the dollar amount ordered. As always thank you for your continued generosity. Our Parish is abundantly blessed with Parishioners that go above and beyond in dedicating time, talent and treasure to make this a loving and vibrant community. In these difficult times when we cannot be together, we are all made fully aware that CHURCH is not, and never has been, about the building.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to express their sincere gratitude for the non-perishable food donations that have come in over the last two weeks. The Food Pantry shelves are fully stocked thanks to the generosity of our parishioners. Announcements and website postings will take place when the pantry is in need of more donations.
We have received word that the Disciples Pantry in Woodstown is no longer accepting outside food donations. Please do not drop off items at the Woodstown Parish Center until the end of this health crisis. If you would like to support the Disciples Food Pantry, they are excepting monetary donations. Please see our Parish website for information on where to mail a monetary donation for the Disciples Food Pantry.
Our Bulletin Publisher LPI will be conducting our annual ad campaign the week of April 27th. If you have a business and would like to place an ad on the back page of our Bulletin, please contact the office.
Members of the Convocation Team will be reaching out to parishioners by phone in the coming weeks to check in.
If you have not been receiving Fr. Michael’s phone messages, please call the office to update your phone number. Only one phone number per family is being utilized. For most people the Primary Number is the home landline. If you would like to change the Primary number in our system to a cell number, please call the office to make the change.
Joseph & Gloria DeFrank
Joseph T. Sorbello, Sr.