Hello Dear Members of the Saint Brigid Parish Family:
As we continue to adapt and change as a result of spread CoVid-19 I want to assure you we are doing everything we can to provide refuge and safety from the anxiety and panic that has begun to engulf us all. We also want to foster your ability to worship, pray and remain part of a community of disciples. These coming days are certainly a challenge to our faith, hope and desire to gather with others. Early today we began assembling a master email list which encompasses all known emails that we have. The purpose of this group is to provide you with ways you can remain active in your faith at home while we refrain from public liturgies. Yes as of today Bishop Gruss has suspended all public liturgies in the Diocese of Saginaw until April 6, 2020. Further details about Holy Week will follow. In the meantime we are committed to helping each household know and enter into Spiritual Communion, and foster devotion and reverence. You can:
- Find our Live Liturgical Feed at http://rebrand.ly/stbrigidmass
- Note that our public Calendar now has video links when appropriate, using the Google Hangouts Service the calendar can be see here https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/1?cid=bm1lZHNqc3BjOTkyNnBsMG5qZjM0ajlsaWNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
- Call the office for individual appointments as needed (989)835-7121 – these include need for Confession or Anointing of the Sick.
- You may submit sacrificial offerings via mail or electronically at http://www.osvonlinegiving.com/665
Last week my concern was helping calm the fears and anxiety of all our dedicated and hard-working employees. These women and men have often taken jobs with lower pay than other institutions. As is right and just we committed to continue pay and benefits until April 6, 2020. These are extraordinary times and I am confident God will honor us for being faithful. These are days in which we are all being forced to slow down, and learn how to live without a hectic and overcommitted calendar. These are days in which many are being liberated from the commitments of work.
It is my honor to serve as your pastor and I want to remind you that my commitment to accompany you is in no way lessened because we must observe social distancing. I will offer daily Mass for your intentions and will be at the forefront of my mind.
Wishing you health, holiness and peace!
P.S. Should you desire to be added to our General Membership list please email firstname.lastname@example.org she will add you to the list for future mailings.