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From the desk of Fr. Speier 

Dear Parishioners,

 I hope all of you are surviving the Coronavirus pandemic. It seems that our state, local leaders as well as religious leaders are doing their best to keep us safe. 

 At our parishes we are also doing our best to make sure you are safe by canceling a number of events, activities and parish office hours. This is the list as of this moment. 

 St. Catherine Early Childhood Center closed until further notice. 

The Four Parish Mission scheduled for St. Catherine of Siena is canceled. 

The deanery Penance Service scheduled at St. Catherine Of Siena for March 25 at 7:00 pm is canceled. 

Parish Office Hours for both parishes will be limited as well. St. Catherine of Siena Parish Monday through Friday 9:00 am till 12:00 pm St. Clement Parish 8:00 am till 12:00 pm Monday through Friday.

 Stations of the Cross at both parishes canceled. 

Deacon Mike Learned’s Bible Study canceled. 

Funeral luncheons at both parishes canceled. 

 We will do our best with our limited office hours. If you miss the scheduled times you can call or email and we will do our best to take care of your concerns. 

 Father Auth and I will not be visiting hospitals, nursing homes, or hospice centers unless someone is dying and in need of the Sacrament of the Sick. As of this writing masses will still be scheduled at both parishes. We will follow our normal schedule unless we are instructed by the diocese to make other arrangements. If you feel ill with a cold, flu, respiratory condition or have a chronic health problem please stay home. You are more at risk than others to this virus. 

 I know it is hard not to attend mass for many but remember the church is doing this for all the right reasons. The church needs to do its part to keep our people safe. With this being said you can do quite a bit at home in place of attending mass. You can watch mass on TV there are many channels that are televising mass on the weekends and also daily mass. You can also take more time out of your day to say some extra prayers for all those effected by the virus and those who are working very hard to help those infected. In addition, I would ask that you pray especially for our first responders: fire fighters, paramedics, police officers, doctors, nurses, those who work in nursing homes and hospice centers. These and the victims and their families