Father Dan sends a regular email update to the parish each week (or more often) using a parish-wide communication tool called Flocknote. This is the best source of regular updated information for the parish. If you do not receive the parish email, you can sign up for them with Flocknote by following this link.
Another great source of parish information for OLMC is on our parish’s Facebook page. On the Facebook page you’ll see more frequent updates, prayers, live streaming, videos, and information. The page is open, so even if you are not a member of Facebook, you can view the page regularly by clicking this link.
Tithing to OLMC
While we are not able to worship together, the parish faces an unprecedented time of financial difficulty, just as many parishioners do. Our expenses have been restricted as much as possible, but our parish salaries and benefits for staff and the upkeep of our very large campus and buildings continues. We greatly appreciate our parishioners giving to OLMC during this time and continuing their regular tithe. If you have not signed up for online giving, you may do so at this link. If you need assistance signing up, please call Carla in the parish office and she’d be glad to help you. Parishioners may also sign up through their bank to have a regular tithe sent by check, or may mail or drop off their tithe to the parish.
Live Stream the Mass
OLMC is in the process of installing video equipment to be able to live stream Holy Mass from our Church, not just during the time of quarantine, but perpetually, for the sake of our parishioners.
For those wishing to view daily Mass, please consider one of the following Masses available online:
- Daily Holy Mass from Word on Fire.
- Daily Holy Mass from CatholicTV.
- La Santa Misa en Español (Los Domingos) de CatholicTV.
- Spiritual Communion: “O my Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things and I desire Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou wert already there, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee. Amen.”
- Reflections on COVID-19
- How to pray the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
- Liturgy of the Hours
- Lectio Divina
- Daughters of St. Paul – Eucharistic Adoration
Resources for Children
- Almsgiving during Lent and the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Building Family Bonds During COVID-19
- Catholic Words and Prayer to Know
- Coloring Sheets from Catholic Sprouts
- Coloring Pages from Brother Francis
- Free Downloads for the Family on Lent, Saints, Prayers, the Rosary, and More
- Free Sunday Mass Prep Activities
- Helping kids cope with the coronavirus outbreak
- How to become the primary educator for your child’s faith
- Keeping Sundays Holy
- Stations of the Cross Matching Cards for Kids
- Diocese of Richmond Family Resources
- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – COVID-19 Resources for Praying as a Family
Resources for Youth
Our Life Teen ministry to teenagers in high school continues. For more information, please contact Ken White in the Parish Offices or by email.
For resources and lots of information, see the website for Life Teen.
Additional Resources for Inspiration
- Bishop Robert Barron Speaks on COVID-19
- Eternal Word Television Network online Mass schedule
- Fr. Mike Schmitz Video on “Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?”
- Pandemic Resources from the Diocese of Tulsa’s Alcuin Institute
- Why Cancelling Mass was the Right Decision
- 10 Things You Should Do Until Public Mass Returns
- V Encuentro Resources for COVID-19 English
- V Encuentro Resources for COVID-19 Spanish
- The Wild Goose TV – Free Video Series
- LTP – Upcoming Virtual Retreats