Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

5/23/2020       Daily Mass will resume. please review                                   current Covid 19 directives from the                                       Diocese prior to attending Mass                                             (https://fwsbhealth.weebly.com/). It is                               asked at this time if you are over 65yrs old                           or immunocompromised that you continue                           to participate with Mass via streaming or                               TV.

***All Events and Masses are cancelled per Diocese Covid 19 Directives. If you would like to pray privately in the church or light a candle, please contact Fr. Herman to make arrangements.The church is open to the public from 9-3pm on Sundays***

Join Bishop Rhoades on the Diocese Facebook page or www.youtube.com (Search for Diocese of Fort Wayne -South Bend) every Sunday at 10am for Mass streamed live during Covid 19 Quarantine.

To see the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Currently guidelines, restrictions, and an address from Bishop Rhoades Visit the link below:

https://fwsbhealth.weebly.com/

For the State of Indiana's Guidance reference:

https://www.backontrack.in.gov/files/BackOnTrack-IN_PlacesOfWorship.pdf

NEWS

5/6/2020

My dear Parishioners,

This weekend is Mother’s Day when we honor our earthly mothers as well as Our Blessed Mother Mary.  It is this weekend that we have the Annual Mother’s Day collection for Catholic Charities.  Would you be so kind to mail your contribution along with your weekly contribution to the parish using the envelopes in your packet (P. O. Box 376, Pierceton, 46562)?  Thank you in advance.

Public Masses will resume Memorial Day weekend, May 23-24.  We will begin the summer schedule that weekend, Saturday afternoon at 4:00 and Sunday at 7:30 and 9:00.  State directives must be followed: social distancing, face mask, etc.  In addition, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is extended for all Catholics in the diocese through August 15, 2020, at which time it will be reevaluated.

Bishop Rhoades’ letter will be emailed to you. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers.  May God bless you today and every day.

                                                                                                            Father Chuck

 

4/29/2020

My Dear Parishioners,

May the peace of our risen Savior be with you!  I hope that everyone is doing well and staying healthy.  It’s hard to believe that the pandemic is still hanging on.  It seems as if it has been with us for ever.   We certainly have a golden opportunity to pray for all and for our many needs at this time.  There are many opportunities to follow the Sunday Mass on television and livestream- ing.  It isn’t the same as participating in the Mass in church, but we are able to hear the word of God and pray with our brothers and sisters in Christ and make a Spiritual Communion.

Thanks to those who have mailed in your contributions.  Please use your envelopes; it makes it easier for recording purposes.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available upon request as well as the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.  Please contact me to make arrangements.

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray for us.  God bless you!

                                                                                                                        Father Chuck

 

3/30/2020

Participate in a livestream Holy Week liturgies with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. To join, visit the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend YouTube or Facebook  pages by searching for “@diocesefwsb.” These lituriges will also be broadcast on Redeemer Radio. Other Holy Week opportunities can be found at diocesefwsb.org/holyweek

  • April 5: Palm Sunday Mass at 10 am
  • April 9: Chrism Mass at 10 am
  • April 9: Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm
  • April 10: Good Friday Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at 1 pm
  • April 11: Easter Vigil Mass at 9 pm
  • April 12: Easter Sunday Mass at 10 am

Participate in a livestream Stations of the Cross with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Bishop has expressed hope that as many Catholics as possible will join in meditating on the Stations of the Cross together, as a diocese, on the threshold of Holy Week. In this way, and together with all the priests and religious of the diocese, this great prayer will be offered for all those suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic. To join, visit the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend YouTube orFacebook pages by searching for “@diocesefwsb.” Other liturgies, current diocesan directives and more can be found at www.diocesefwsb.org/covid-19

In order for our parish to continue to serve our parishioners and the community, we must continue to pay our bills and our staff.  To accomplish this, we ask you to continue your financial support of the parish. The diocese has setup an online offertory program at diocesefwsb.org/give. This allows you to designate your gift to our parish. All proceeds will be distributed to your parish from the Diocese of Fort Wayne South Bend. First time users will need to set up an account. You will need to select St. Francis Xavier -Pierceton from the drop down menu.

 

3/26/2020

Dear Parishioners,

I pray that you're all doing well during this trying time.  Please continue to pray for an end

to this pandemic and a return to the normal routine.

We celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent this weekend.  It's difficult for me to celebrate Mass

without a congregation.  I hope you're taking advantage of the Masses on TV and the 

Masses that are being livestreamed.  

Bishop Rhoades will livestream the Stations of the Cross from the Cathedral of the Immaculate

Conception on Friday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m.  He also livestreams the Sunday Mass from the

Cathedral at 10:00 a.m.

I continue to celebrate daily Mass privately.  The Sacraments of Reconciliation and the

Anointing of the Sick are available upon request.  Call me at (574) 594-5750 to make

arrangements.

Please mail your weekly contributions to the parish at P. O. Box 376, Pierceton, 46562

"Those who believe in Jesus, and walk in his ways, will never die."

St. Joseph, Patron the Universal Church, pray for us.  St. Francis Xavier, pray for us.

Father Chuck

 

3/17/2020

Quotes from most recent letter from the Bishop:
“Like many other dioceses throughout our country and world, I have made the difficult decision, along with the other bishops of Indiana, to suspend the celebration of public Masses in our diocese due to the escalation of the virus and to help prevent its spread. This suspension begins on Wednesday, March 18th and will remain in effect until further notice.”
“I encourage you during this time to watch Holy Mass on television or the online Masses being live-streamed from many of our parishes, including a live-streamed Mass that I will be celebrating every Sunday at 10:00 AM. I also encourage you to reflect on the Sunday readings and to take time for personal and family prayer by reciting together the holy rosary, the Divine Mercy chaplet or the Stations of the Cross.”

You can read the letter in it entirety at the link below:

https://fwsbhealth.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/6/9/116940326/letter_to_the_faithful_3-17-20.pdf 

Or Access the letter, view the Bishop's address to the faithful, and see your radio /streaming/TV Mass options at the link below:

https://fwsbhealth.weebly.com/

 

1/1/2020

January Times Union Sanctity of Life Ad:

Right to life will be publishing a two page, pro-life advertisement in the Times Union on Saturday, January 25, 2020 to memorialize the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision handed down by the Supreme Court which made abortion on demand legal throughout all 50 states. The ad will also be posted including your name in the ad. Forms to sign up for the ad will be available in the back of church. The suggested donation is: $1.00 for students, $5.00 for individuals and $10.00 for couples and families. 

 

4/24/19

https://todayscatholic.org/easter-is-churchs-greatest-feast-solemnity-of-solemnities-says-bishop/

 

Reoccurring Monthly Events:

Donut Sunday-1st Sunday of Month

Parish Council -1st Monday of the Month

Knights of Columbus- 3rd Monday of Month

 

*** If you would like to receive periodic email reminders and updates on upcoming events, please contact the parish office with your preferred email address at sfxpierceton@aol.com****

 
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