AFC Updates

These are the things that our AFC is offering.  Keep in mind things can change one moment to the next:

·         Daily rosary through conference calling at 12:00pm.  Each day, starting Sunday, March 29th, we will be inviting people to call a certain number, punch in the special code, and then people can join in praying together the rosary from the comfort of your own homes.  As of right now, the limit is hundred people to call in, but we can extend that number of needed, just let us know if you cannot.  We are in the process of getting volunteers to lead it, but all you have to do is call the number, enter the code, and you can join others from our AFC in praying the rosary to end this virus.  Here is the phone number and access code to use.  Call # 1-408-418-9388 use access code: 620677749

·         Live Stream with Religious Ed on Wednesday nights at 7pm. We are encouraging all families, adults, and especially our youth to go on our websites or Facebook (see above) and click on “Watch Mass”, and anyone for that matter, to join us in for prayer and weekly updates via YouTube Live Streaming. This is especially helpful for those who like to pray visually as well.

·         Be catechized through FORMED.  While you cannot get out, why not learn more about the faith and experience other avenues to grow in it.  If you have not registered on formed, all you need to do is go to the website www.formed.org, and then click “Sign Up” if you don’t have an account. Then you click “I belong to a parish or organization” and then you enter “St. Catherine” and choose the Redwood Falls St. Catherine. Then hit next, and enter in your personal information and your all set to watch videos, listen to audio books, or read books about the Catholic Faith. 

·         Live Stream Adoration after the weekday Masses and the usual adoration times on weekends.  We are offering holy hours each day after Mass (M-F at 8:30-9:30am), Saturdays (9-10am), and Sundays (4-5PM).  Again, go to our websites or Facebook page (see above) and click on “Watch Mass” to pray together.  Although you will not be in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, through our gathered prayers from our homes, we are still uniting them, and experiencing the grace of the Blessed Sacrament.

·         3pm Hour of Mercy.  Please join us at 3pm and use the Divine Mercy Chaplet that is included here in the bulletin, and the image, to pray with our AFC for the mercy of God. (Pray in your own homes.)

·         Place Divine Mercy image to your front door as a reminder to “Trust in Jesus”.  Please use the attached image of Divine Mercy and place it on your front doors, facing outward, so that you enter your house, or as others pass by will see it, reminding them and us that we need to trust in the Mercy of Jesus, especially during this difficult time.  Pleas pray, “Jesus, I trust in you.”

·         Live Stream Masses will continue daily.  Once again, we will continue the Live Streaming of Masses.  We will celebrate Masses Monday through Saturday at 8am and Sunday at 10am.  Again, go to our websites and Facebook for info (see above) and click on “Watch Mass”.

·         Church will be open during the day for prayer.  Although we will are not able to offer opportunities for people to come and pray with the Blessed Sacrament exposed, you can still come and adore and pray with the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.  (Make sure you are doing the social distancing and sanitizing your hands when you come and go)

·         Recorded Stations of the Cross.  Please go to our websites or Facebook (see above) and click on “Watch Mass” to pray with our recorded Stations of the Cross.  You can watch them at whatever parish you want and at any time.

Confessions will be offered Monday through Saturday at 6pm.  See the bulletin’s schedule of events for locations.  However, we are asking that you go behind the screen that is located in the body of the church and make sure you sanitize your hands again as you come into the church and when you leave.  If there is a line, make sure you are 6 feet apart.