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Coronavirus Updates

May 20, 2020

Let Us Go Rejoicing to the House of the Lord!

Procedures to keep you safe while in our Churches. 


May 8, 2020

 

DWC Releases Guidelines to Resume Public Celebration of Mass

Reopening of Parishes from Public Worship - Diocesan Directives

 


Dear parishioners,

Greetings from your pastor, Fr. Vincent.  How are you doing?  Since the Mass and other activities at the church are suspended I don’t see you at all.  I miss you all.  But I know it is not the end.  We all will be back to our daily routine and we will assemble in our church as we did before.  I offer mass everyday remembering you and your family as well.

Let me tell you a little story.  When Jesus was born In Bethlehem Herod the King wanted to kill baby Jesus.  Mary and Joseph knew well that their son is God, the all-powerful one, and therefore even if they did not do anything their son could be protected.  They did not do that.  Instead to save the child they fled to Egypt for a while.  God asked them to flee to Egypt.  They saved baby Jesus by their prudent and wise decision by consenting to the will of God.

As we are all facing Coronavirus epidemic we are forced to stay home against our will.  We miss all kinds of our social and spiritual gatherings and activities.  It can lead us into desperation and disappointment.  Take this time as the time of baby Jesus in Egypt.  The Holy Family lived in Egypt until the threat, King Herod, died.  Let us stay indoors for our own safety and the wellbeing of our neighbors.  That is the right decision and prudent act on our part.

Here in office I am working closely with Dn. Lou.  Mrs. Brenda Manzo, our secretary, comes every day to work though in a limited way.  She is preparing weekly bulletin. The bulletin is available on line. Please visit http://www.sahswv.org/

If you need anything like shopping grocery or other necessary things let me know and I will be glad to help you.

Mrs. Barbara Belldina comes to office once a while to pay the bills.  At this time since you are not here to drop your offertory envelopes in collection baskets please mail or drop your envelopes to the parish office if possible.  You know that the only source of income for our church is your offerings.  Coronavirus doesn’t stop us paying the bills!  I always appreciate your generous support of our church.

So take good care of yourself.  Be united in prayer.  Make phone calls to your friends and neighbors.  God be with you at this difficult time and always be with you.  May our Blessed mother intercede for us all!

 

Fr. Vincent Joseph

Your pastor.

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MISSION STATEMENT:  We, the people of St. Anthony and Holy Spirit seek to deepen our personal union with Jesus Christ and to grow as a faith community by expressing our care and concern for all especially for those in need and striving to be instruments of God’s Love and healing to those around us. Thus we show our love for God and for our Church when we serve others with our whole heart.

Closures

 

All Masses and Parish Activities can canceled until further notice.

 

Mass times

St. Anthony

Mass Times

  • Saturday 6:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM
  • Confession: Tuesday 5:30 PM

Holy Spirit

Mass Times

  • Saturday 4:00 PM
  • Sunday 9:00 AM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM
  • Friday 8:30 AM

    Confession:  Saturday at 3:30 pm

 


 

 

Safe Environment

To report an incidence of suspected child sexual abuse, please contact your local law enforcement agency, or you may confidentially contact WV Child Protective Services at 800.352.6513. To report suspected cases of sexual abuse by personnel of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to the Diocese, please contact the Diocese at 888.434.6237 or  304.233.0880.

 


Online Giving

Your gift will help your parish to continue their ministries in this critical time when we are not able to gather together to celebrate the Eucharist by donating online.

or mailing your donation to:

        St. Anthony or Holy Spirit
        1660 Mary Lou Retton Drive
        Fairmont WV 26554

 

What's Happening

All Masses and Parish Activities are canceled until further notice.

 

Contact

St. Anthony
  1660 Mary Lou Retton
  Fairmont WV 26554

  Phone:  304 363-1328
  Fax:  304 363-1318

Holy Spirit
 687 Maple Terrace
 Monongah, WV 26554

 Phone:  304 534-3020

Email:  parishoffice@sahswv.org