March 23, 2020
What an odd weekend being here without all of you! Both Father Joseph and I celebrated Mass yesterday for our parish family, our community of Laguna Niguel, and for the specific intentions already scheduled. He and I will continue to offer Mass each day and we are saddened we can’t have you join us in person at this time. We encourage you to read the daily Mass readings (see www.usccb.org) and make a Spiritual Communion each day (see prayer from St. Alphonsus Ligouri below).
We have a team of folks working to get our Masses livestreamed as soon as possible. When that is able to happen, I will get back in touch with you. Many people have told me they are enjoying the livestreamed Masses from our Cathedral and from other places as well…..however, they miss being in our own parish home! We are working on that.
If you wish any reading materials (missalettes, prayer cards, Stations of the Cross, etc.), you will find them on a table outside of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Also, if you would like a parish directory (from 2016), there are copies outside of the office doors.
Father Joseph and I are available to you for prayer, conversation, or just a hello! Our contact is:
• Msgr. John 949 249 4097 email@example.com
• Father Joseph 949 249 4098 firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to encourage you to call your family, friends, neighbors and chat with each other and, if you are so inclined, to do random calls from the parish directory to other parishioners letting them know of your thoughts and prayers as fellow members of St. Timothy’s.
If you are able to send in your weekly donation, it will be greatly appreciated. Also, please see the article by Bev Fisher, parish Business Manager, with instructions on how to begin to donate electronically if you don’t do so now. Our Parish Finance Council is meeting to discuss our financial condition now, and to make plans for the future.
The Gospel yesterday was about a man born blind who was given sight by Jesus. He could then see what he had never seen before! I pray that in these Lenten days, Jesus will give each of us the “eyes of faith” to see beauty that perhaps we have either grown accustomed to or missed completely. Open our eyes, Lord. Let us pray for one another.