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Pastor's Letter for the August 2, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Because it has happened several times over these past few months, it is clear that in order to try to stop text messages and email messages supposedly from me, especially asking for your generosity by buying gift cards or money cards, I will need to either change my main ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the July 26, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Now that we’ve hit the 90-case mark here in Guernsey County, I would especially value your feedback about how we are doing as a parish with keeping our buildings and church campuses sanitized and with clean air.  It is likewise encouraging to see that at least 68 of those ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the July 19, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

This might be largely an echo of last week’s bulletin. In part, we seem so close to either progressing toward slowing down the spread of COVID-19 or returning to some degree of the lockdown situation.  In his address on Wednesday evening you could tell that Governor DeWine so strongly ... Read More »

Pastor' Letter for the July 12, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

With the numbers of COVID-19 cases increasing especially with a relative surge locally, we would all benefit from having the mentality that the various good hygiene practices we’ve been observing over these several months have been to prepare us for now.  Now is when we especially need to be ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the July 5, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Seeing a surprising and relative growth in the number of COVID-19 cases here in Guernsey County over this past week reinforces at least a couple of things for me.  I am truly grateful for the generosity of parishioners for the various items that are helping us to have a ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the June 28, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

For the past few months I have been looking forward to being the spiritual director for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, including 2-3 days in Egypt.  Our plan has been to go there in mid to late October in part to being a bit cooler than July and ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the June 21, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

One of the advantages of living within the Diocese of Steubenville is the proximity to Franciscan University of Steubenville.  Ever since Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, began serving as president of the university in the early 1970s (at that time still called “The College of Steubenville”), the university has developed ... Read More »

Decree from Bishop Monforton Granting Dispensation from the Sundays and Holy Days Obligation to Participate

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Decree on Dispensation from Obligation to Participate in Sunday and Holy Day Masses

Pastor's Letter for the June 14, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Any emerging patterns after two weeks now of public Sunday Masses?

In terms of “nickels and noses” I’ve been surprised that the 8:00 a.m. Mass has become our #1 Mass in terms of attendance.

We had 64 at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, 90 at the 8:00 a.m. ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the June 7, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Pastor’s Letter for the June 7, 2020 bulletin

What did we learn from last weekend’s first public Sunday Masses?

To me it was interesting to see that we had basically the same number of people at all 4 of our weekend Masses: 60 at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on ... Read More »