As we transition back to opening the doors of our parish, we ask for your patience and cooperation to make sure that we remain safe so can come together to celebrate Mass as one family in Christ.
We understand that it will be an adjustment for all of us, but we are a resilient, faithful and devoted community and there is no obstacle that, with the grace of God, we can’t overcome.
We are Empowered by the Eucharist first and foremost.
Please click below to read the message from Bishop John Noonan regarding the transition to reopen our parish.
Returning to our Parish
The Parish Life Center will be open the week of May 11th – 15th for prayer time ONLY. Please come and spend some time with the Lord. Face covering is suggested, and appropriate social distancing will be required. The schedule is as follows:
– Monday, May 11th – Prayer time
from 10 am to 5 pm
– Tuesday, May 12th – Prayer time
from 10 am to 5 pm
– Wednesday, May 13th – Exposition and Eucharistic Adoration
from 10 am to 7 pm
– Thursday, May 14th – Prayer time
from 10 am to 5pm
– Friday, May 15th – Exposition and Eucharistic Adoration
from 10 am to 7 pm
The sacrament of Reconciliation will be available by appointment only. Please contact the Parish Office at 407-365-3231 to schedule an appointment.
Chapel will NOT be open.
We will continue to record and post our Masses. No congregation will be present when Mass is celebrated.
Daily Mass will be celebrated at 9:15 am in the Parish Life Center and will be open to parishioners. Face covering is suggested, and appropriate social distancing will be required.
The Parish Life Center will remain open after Mass from 10 am to 5 pm for individual prayer. Chapel will NOT be open.
We will continue to record and post our Masses. No congregation will be present when Sunday Mass is celebrated.
Weekend of May 30-31
Mass will be celebrated in the Parish Life Center. Mass schedules may change to accommodate appropriate social distancing.
Chapel will NOT be open.
Here are a few more things to remember as we return to our Spiritual home:
If you feel ill or under the weather, please stay home for your safety and the safety of others.
Please do not arrive at church earlier than 30 minutes before Sunday Mass to allow for proper transition time from one Mass to the next.
Enter the church through the main entrance of the Parish Life Center only.
For capacity reasons, we will be counting all that enter the PLC. Please be aware you will not be able to save seats, we encourage the whole family to arrive together.
You’re strongly encouraged to wear a face mask while you’re on campus.
Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the entrance to the Parish Life Center.
The Holy Water fonts will be empty for safety reasons; however, you are still encouraged to make the gesture of the sign of the cross as you enter the church.
Please do not move the chairs in the Parish Life center unless it’s within the same row to sit with members of your family.
For safety reasons, no hymnals or kneelers will be available during Mass. Prayers and songs will be projected on the screens.
Offertory Baskets will not be passed around during Mass. Please place your Sunday Offering in one of our Offertory Boxes located in the Narthex. Thank you for your faithful stewardship!
During the Our Father and the Sign of Peace you are encouraged to have praying hands and/or bow as a safe alternative to holding hands.
Please follow social distancing guidelines when coming up to receive the Eucharist. You can use the rows, which are 6 ft apart, as a guide.
If you are wearing gloves, we ask that you remove them when you come up to receive the Eucharist.
The Eucharist will only be offered on the hand at this time.
We ask that after Mass, as you exit the church, you follow social distancing guidelines. and please do not congregate around the parish grounds. We ask that you exit and go directly to your vehicle.
Remember for your safety and protection Bishop Noonan continues to dispense all parishioners from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
If you do not feel comfortable attending Mass at the parish, feel free to stay home and celebrate with us during our recorded Daily Masses at http://www.oviedocatholic.org/mass-recordings/. The English Mass will be posted by 10 AM and the Spanish Mass will be posted by 3 PM on Sunday.
Recorded Masses will continue to be posted on our parish website until further notice. To celebrate Mass please visit:
Sunday Mass – English posted by 10 AM &
Spanish posted by 3pm
Daily Mass Monday- Friday – posted by 1 PM
RESOURCES to Stay Faithful at HOME…
Resources are available to help the faithful remain in prayer and draw near to God during this holy season of Easter. These resources are posted below and this list will be updated as we learn more from our parishes.
• Faith Fit App: Tune into faith-filled podcasts by local Catholics plus special presentations featuring Catholic speakers, singers, musicians & more! Download the app at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/faith-fit-app/id1435157037
• Free Access to Give Us This Day: https://giveusthisday.org/Digital
• e-Edition of the Florida Catholic free of charge, to stay in touch for your faith https://thefloridacatholic.org/
• EWTN Television: https://www.ewtn.com/tv
• CCTN – the Catholic Community Television Network – is broadcast from a TV studio operated by Holy Family Parish in Orlando. CCTN televises the Sunday Mass and other spiritually enriching programs. The Mass is broadcast every Sunday from 2:00 pm. – 3:00 p.m. on WTGL-TV 45. This station is available on various channels, depending on your service provider. Please check with your service provider for details. CCTN also utilizes online media avenues such as YouTube to showcase special productions, such as homilies from Holy Family Parish; short biographies of saints; and the reading of the Gospel, complete with images. Subscribe to the CCTN YouTube Channel by clicking here.
• Talk / Devotional English Adults – Divine Mercy Radio (WDMC 920 AM), an approved apostolate led by Bob Groppe, purchased a “fixer-upper” frequency and station in 2008. The majority of their programming is provided from EWTN and they also air locally produced programs. Their studio is located in Melbourne and their broadcast is heard in Brevard County and parts of Volusia and Orange counties (as well as two other counties outside of the Diocese of Orlando). They promote their apostolate as “Catholic Radio for Florida’s Space and Treasure Coast.” A priest of the diocese sits on the board of Divine Mercy Radio.
• Talk / Devotional English Adults – Relevant Radio
Eustis – 90.3 FM WIGW
Orlando – 1080 AM WHOO
Orlando – 1190 AM WAMT
Relevant Radio provides programming that speaks to the human condition, helping to bridge the gap between faith and everyday life. The network produces a variety of popular and exciting programs to help strengthen the family, solve everyday problems, and raise the heart and mind to God.
• Tell us who you are so that we might pray for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Government Updates & Resources
Expert Medical Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Catholic Connection interview with Dr. Timothy Flanigan, MD; Catholic Deacon and Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Alpert Medical School of Brown University. (Interviewed March 17, 2020)
- Infectious Disease Expert (and Deacon) Offers Coronavirus Tips, Alyssa Murphy, National Catholic Register (March 10, 2020)
- Catholic Medical Association Podcast “Doctor, Doctor,” with shows dedicated specifically to COVID-19. Listen online or with your preferred podcast player.
- The single most important thing we can do is wash our hands properly and listen and follow World Health Organization and authority guidelines. Watch this video of proper hand-washing: WHO: How to handwash? With soap and water
- Helpful information from the United States government: gov/Coronavirus
- Coronavirus Guidelines for America: WhiteHouse.gov
Consult your State and County Health Departments online for local information, and organizations that deal with your specific medical condition.