Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Live-streaming Masses on Facebook during COVID-19

Just a brief update for everyone.

Since we are currently forseeing quite a while until we return to Aspen Trace we are, with our bishop’s consent, live-streaming Mass on Facebook for Sunday’s and Solemnities. You can tune in at: THIS LINK.

If you are in need of Sacramental ministry during this time, please use the contact us feature and we will reach out to discuss ways to safely and responsibly meet your needs.

The COICC’s Facebook page is also live-streaming Daily Prayer and other liturgies from around the world while we are all experiencing this challenging time. You can tune in to these streams at THIS LINK.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Important Update - COVID-19

As visitors to our site may know, Saint Mary's currently worships at Aspen Trace, an assisted living, nursing, and rehabilitation facility on SR 135. Consistent with Indiana State Department of Health guidance and Centers for Disease Control counsel, the facility has been closed to all visitation from outside groups. This means, for the next several weeks (at the least), we will not have a location for Sunday Mass.

We will update you on this page and on our Facebook page when we resume a normal schedule. We are also considering live-streaming Mass on Sundays and Holy Days on our Facebook page. 

During the coming days and weeks, it is entirely possible that more significant restrictions may be placed on individuals to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It is vital to understand that slowing the progress of the virus' spread is essential to allowing our health care system to provide adequate care to patients. Please follow all guidance which comes your way from the State Health Department, CDC, and other sources. Be aware of how you feel, don't leave home when you are sick, and be responsible about travel.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

At the Moment: First Week of Advent


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It's been a quiet fall around Saint Mary's. We have been plugging away as usual with Sunday celebrations and lots of thinking behind the scenes. Over the fall, some new faces joined us and we are thrilled to install one of those new faces this Sunday as our associate pastor.

As we welcome Father Hal West to our parish, we reflect on new beginnings at a time when the Church Year is starting afresh. Just as Father Hal will be invited on Sunday morning at Mass to take on his new role with an eye towards the future, each of us is invited in the readings of this Sunday to look squarely towards the fulfillment of what we believe - that Jesus has come and will come again. It is towards this future that each day leads.

What journeys will 2020 bring us? What milestones will we pass? How will our relationship with God deepen in the coming year? These are great questions, and only time will tell the answer, but I believe that our Advent days are an amazing time to prepare for the coming year.

One way to prepare is to be more intentional in daily prayer. To that end, I want to invite you to consider picking up a copy of the daily prayer book of our Communion. Titled "A Book of Daily Prayer", the text comes in two volumes. Volume 1 covers Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. Volume 2 covers Ordinary Time. The books are available to you at the links below:

A BOOK OF DAILY PRAYER - Volume I

Volume 1: CLICK HERE

A BOOK OF DAILY PRAYER - Volume II

Volume 2: CLICK HERE

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