Welcome to Holy Eucharist Parish!
Слава Ісусу Христу! Glory to Jesus Christ!
Pre_Registration by calling into the parish office by Friday Noon prior to the Sunday IS THE NORM – Registration at the Church prior to the services MAY be possible (not guaranteed). Check this site for details. Facial Covering obligatory!
Let’s Review the Parish Covid Caution Protocols
Okay. I know that we’re all tired of covid reports (and fear-mongering), but we also do want to be careful. So, let’s refresh our memory with the basics to be clear about what our parish protocols are. (Based on Archeparchial and Governmental directives)
Masks – To attend church services and other functions, everyone is required to wear a mask or appropriate face-shield. It may be removed only by designated singers, readers and speakers and only when they are exercising their duty. They, of course, may also be removed when receiving Holy Communion. Or if experiencing trouble breathing.
Sanitizing – please use the sanitizing liquids and wipes when entering and/or leaving the church. Please sanitize your own place before leaving (this will be of great assistance to the staff that will do a more thorough sanitizing later).
Singing – Sorry, but only the designated singers may sing at this time. You may only perhaps sing quietly “under your breath” if you so desire.
Registering – We are trying to develop the most streamlined method, but the bottom line is that each individual attending a service must give a name and telephone number. If you call in advance – and your call has been acknowledged (i.e. to be sure that you called in time) then you may come to attend the event, all other things being considered. You might be able to just come the day of, but there might not be room as we are limited to 25% capacity right now. However, know that on Sundays the 8:00 am service often has more space than the 10:00 am. Weekday liturgies are usually okay.
Be honest (with yourself and others) – If you have been travelling, or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with covid (or suspects that they might have it) or if you are feeling any flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, etc.) please don’t come. Watch online until it passes.
Gathering – no gathering or chatting in or around the church! Yes, small outdoor group gatherings are permitted, but take it away from the church and stay socially distanced all the same. Yes, we want to socialize, but for the time being so that you do not compromise your parish or your fellow-parishioners, please do not do that. Go home, and get on the phone and discuss all afternoon the Scripture readings that your heard and the sermon, etc.
Pray – please keep your fellow-parishioners in your prayer and your parish and your Church so that we will make it through this crisis intact and that Holy Week and Easter will not be denied us again.
Confession by appointment – just call Father Michael
With the latest Archeparchial directives, besides
in-person attendance is possible! BUT all Covid-19 safety protocols will be adhered to.
For Sacraments – Confession, Baptism and Funerals, please call Fr. Michael.
Please DO participate – via our live-streaming capability. Let us stay connected day-by-day to our Lord and to each other as a Parish!
Questions you need to ask yourself before coming to church….
– Did I travel by air in the past two weeks?
– Have I been close to someone infected with COVID-19?
– Is anyone in my household quarantined or in isolation?
– Do I have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny, nose or sore throat?
If you answered YES to any of the questions, please do NOT enter the church until you can answer “NO” to all the questions.
And Please adhere to our parish Covid precautions…. one entrance, different exit (unless for mobility issues)…, hand sanitizer…, social distancing…, directional flow…, follow ushers’ instructions…, help sanitize your place…, etc.
Please BYOM! Masks are MANDATORY
Act of Spiritual Holy Communion….
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in these Holy Gifts! I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot receive You now, I place before You my whole life and hope, O loving Master; and I ask, pray, and entreat You: Make me worthy to partake in a mystical way and with a pure conscience of Your awesome and heavenly Mysteries: for forgiveness of sins, for the pardon of offenses, for communion of the Holy Spirit, for the inheritance of the kingdom of heaven, for confidence before You, and not for judgment or condemnation. I embrace You as You enter and abide in me, and I unite myself completely to You. Permeate my soul and body, and never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Мій Ісусе! Я вірю, що Ти присутній у цих Святих Дарів! Люблю Тебе над усе і моя душа тужить за Тобою. Не можу зараз Тебе прийняти в Євхаристії, тому хоча б духовно прийди до мого серця! Запрошую Тебе, відчиняю навстіж двері мого серця, згадаючи Твої слова: «Ось стою під дверима і стукаю. Якщо хто почує Мій голос і відчинить двері, Я ввійду до нього, і буду вечеряти з ним, а він зі Мною». Я ввесь єднаюся з Тобою. Ісусе, моє найвище Добро й моя солодка Любове! Торкнись мого серця і запали його, щоб воно завжди палало любов’ю до Тебе! Амінь.
Our Church is truly a beautiful place to enter. The frescoes, the stained glass windows, the icons and banners and arches – all illuminated by natural light – uplift the soul to prayerful silence. Far more beautiful than the artwork are the living icons of the Lord – our many parishioners and visitors that reflect the gifts and graces of God in so many different ways. However… the greatest beauty of our church – one that overshadows all the rest – is the awesome REAL presence of our Lord… Who speaks to us in the depth of our souls and showers our lives with His Grace!