Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church
REV. LAWRENCE W. HEINEY, PASTOR
REV. MR. WAYNE J. NACEY, DEACON
The faithful community of Holy Angels Catholic Parish, established in 1921, is firmly incorporated into the Body of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We seek to teach, build, and serve under the inspiration of His Spirit in order to build up our parish community and to witness the glory of our God to our neighbors.
La comunidad de fieles de la Parroquia Católica del Sagrada Ángeles establecida en 1921, está firmemente incorporado en el Cuerpo de nuestro Señor, Jesucristo. Buscamos enseñar, construir y servir bajo la inspiración de su Espíritu, a fin de construir nuestra comunidad parroquial y ser testigo de la gloria de Dios a nuestros vecinos.
THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN NEWS:
Brothers and Sisters,
We begin Holy Week today, the final days of the Lenten Fast and the beginning of Easter Triduum where we renew the New Covenant made in the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time for great rejoicing.
However, our Lent this year was not one of our own making. It has been imposed by the epidemic. We certainly have given up a lot more than what we planned. And it is not going to end with the Easter Vigil. We can only hope that New York will peak. We will then continue to watch as the wave moves through the country. The fifty days of Easter will be an extension of Lent.
Jesus has overcome sin and death. May we draw from this victory the courage and strength to let the light of life shine before us.
May the Lord be over us.
Comenzamos la Semana Santa hoy, los últimos días del ayuno cuaresmal y el comienzo del Triduo Pascual donde renovamos el Nuevo Pacto hecho en la muerte y la resurrección de Jesucristo. Es un momento de gran regocijo.
Sin embargo, nuestra Cuaresma de este año no fue de nuestra propia creación. Ha sido impuesto por la epidemia. Ciertamente hemos renunciado a mucho más de lo que planeamos. Y no va a terminar con la Vigilia Pascual. Solo podemos esperar que Nueva York alcance su punto máximo. Luego continuaremos observando cómo la ola se mueve por el país. Los cincuenta días de Pascua serán una extensión de la Cuaresma.
Jesús ha vencido el pecado y la muerte. Que podamos sacar de esta victoria el coraje y la fuerza para dejar que la luz de la vida brille ante nosotros.
Que el Señor esté sobre nosotros.
HAPPENINGS AT OUR CHURCH:
Our activities are limited. No more than 10 people. I am meeting with the catechumens and candidates hoping we will have an Easter on time. During daily Masses I am praying for us. I hear confessions during the week. I will hear the individual confessions Sat afternoon 3-4PM.
Stations of the Cross draw too many people. (That is a bizarre statement – eliminating a prayer activity because of too many!) They are cancelled. The Small Church will be open during the day so you may pray before the Lord. You may pray the stations alone.
If it is not your practice now, begin to have a time to pray at home. Be aware of God, be conscious of His presence. Prayer is our activity in the middle of this desert.
Listen for the Iris reports. If you are not receiving them, be sure you are registered with the Parish and we have your updated email and phone number. Any questions or updates should be directed to the Parish email at for the quickest response. Other options to receive timely updates regarding the Parish activities are to like us on Facebook and visit our web page.
Please remember to mail in your tithe.
Coronavirus Update 4/1/2020:
The Lord be with you, holy angels.
I am sorry for the confusion I caused. I was confused with all the diocesan, federal and state directives.
The Sunday Mass obligation is suspended for the duration. Gatherings are restricted to ten people. Outside or inside. The Sunday Mass is private. I will get up to ten people to celebrate with me. There is no schedule of ministers for these Masses. The daily Masses are at regular times. I have not had ten people for any of these.
This weekend is Palm Sunday. Saturday confessions will be 11:30 – noon and 3-4 PM.
Sunday Mass will include the blessing of Palms. They will be ready for distribution by 11 AM. Please take up to one strip for each member of your household – no hoarding. They will be in the back of the Little Church on the organ platform. The Church will be open during the days of Holy Week.
If you run into others, keep six feet between you and do not form packs. Holy week schedule will come out Friday. Thank you for mailing in your donations.
May God be with us.
Office Hours: The office may have unusual hours the next few weeks. The easiest way to contact the office during this time will be at the Parish email: email@example.com. If you call the Parish office, please be sure to leave a message with contact information to ensure a timely response. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Weekday Mass Schedule: Masses will be at noon on Mon, Tues and Wed. The building will be unlocked throughout the day. Remember only ten can be in there at a time. Stay six feet apart. (My foot with a shoe on is just about one foot.)
Palm Sunday: Palms will be blest at my private Mass, they will be available in the Little Church inside the door. You may have one for each member of your family. They will be available after eleven thirty. They will be put out during the week until all are gone.
Easter Triduum: No more than ten people at a time for any gathering, inside or outside. Six feet apart. Private Masses and Services only. I am providing the times I will be celebrating Mass so that you may lift your hearts up in prayer with me during those times instead of being physically present.
Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 PM with Adoration until 10 PM. Easter Fast begins after this Mass. The Break Fast comes after the Easter Vigil.
Good Friday: The fast is obligatory today. Morning Prayer 9:00 AM; The Liturgy of the Passion and Death 4:00 PM.
Holy Saturday: 9 AM Morning Prayer with The Candidates and the Elect. Confessions 3-4 PM.
Easter Vigil: 8:30 PM Adult Baptism, Confirmation and The Paschal Eucharist.
Easter Morning Mass: 9:00 AM – Candidates received into Full Communion thru Confirmation and First Communion.
Inquiry: Sessions begin Mon Apr 20. People, who may be interested in the Catholic Faith, have a time to be introduced to the Church. 6:30 PM in the Center.
Converging Roads Health Care Ethics Conference: Catholic Social Doctrine in Medicine. The St. John Paul II Foundation, in collaboration with the Diocese of Charlotte and Belmont Abbey College, present the third Converging Roads health care ethics conference on Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 8:00 am to 6:15 pm at The Cathedral of St. Patrick. The conference theme is Catholic Social Doctrine in Medicine, and continuing
education credits for healthcare professionals will be offered. To register or for more information, visit convergingroads.com.
Diocesan Sexual Abuse and Misconduct HotLine: If you have information about possible sexual abuse or misconduct by any clergy, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Charlotte, report concerns safely, securely and anonymously 24/7 over the phone using the diocese’s new hotline, 1-888-630-5929, or online: www.RedFlagReporting.com/RCDOC
Please note: If you suspect a child is in danger, please contact 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement agency.
Safe Environment Training: Did you know that every Church worker must go through abuse prevention and education training? Find more information about the Diocese of Charlotte’s Safe Environment program, sign up for Protecting God’s Children training and more: https://charlottediocese.org/human-resources/safe-environment
For more information or questions, please contact the diocese’s Human Resources Office at https://charlottediocese.org/human-resources or 704-370-6299.
New and Gently Used Shoes: The Knights of Columbus is seeking new and serviceable men’s and women’s shoes for delivery to the VA Medical Center in Kernersville, NC for our local veterans. The VA keeps items such as this in storage and distributes them when they have a VA patient in need. Please bring the items to the MDC and place them into the bins near the entrance.
Choir Members: We are in need of a few more members for the Choir. Must attend the 10am Mass regularly. Please contact Theresa Hutton at 336-309-4317 if you are interested.
Altar Servers: We are in need of a few more altar server volunteers. Must be in 4th grade or up and have received first communion. Also must attend mass on a regular basis.
Teachers Needed: Faith Formation is in need of more teachers. Please contact Ms. Lisa or Ms. Stella for more information.
Hispanic Ministries: Every Friday Evening from 7pm-8pm in the Chapel for prayer. All students and families are invited to attend.
Todos los viernes por la tarde de 7 pm a 8 pm en la capilla para orar. Todos los estudiantes y familias están invitados a asistir.
Accompanist Needed: Do you play the piano? Or another instrument? We are in need of an accompanist at our 10 AM Mass. Please contact Father Larry or Theresa at your convenience. Thank You!
Please Let Us Know! Are you having a health issue? or getting ready for surgery? Do you know someone in the parish who is in the hospital? Please call and let us know. We rely on you to help us keep in touch with those who may not be able to contact us themselves. Thank You.
¡Por favor déjanos saber! ¿Está teniendo un problema de salud? O prepararse para la cirugía? ¿Conoces a alguien en la parroquia que está en el hospital? Por favor, llámenos y háganoslo saber. Confiamos en usted para ayudarnos a mantenerse en contacto con aquellos que tal vez no puedan hacerlo por sí mismos. Gracias.
Mass Intentions/ Sanctuary Lamps: suggested donation for each is $10. Sign-up sheet for Sanctuary Lamps is on the back table in the Msgr Duncan Center - one intention per week. Please call the church office for Mass Intentions to be sure the date you want is open. Blank envelopes are at the back of the MDC for making payments. Please note ‘Mass’ and if its for ‘deceased’ or ‘sickness’ (checks to Fr Larry) or ‘Lamp’ (checks to Holy Angels) on the envelope and leave in the basket on the office door. Thank You!
Community Support: aluminum cans and tabs are continuously collected by our Knights and Columbiettes to generate monies for community needs. Please separate the tabs from the cans and place them in the small building behind our granite church. Many thanks!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
11406 HOLY ANGELS COUNCIL
Grand Knight: Randy Goins
Deputy Grand Knight: Robert Cross
Meeting Schedule: Every 2nd Monday of the month 6:30PM Social, 7:00PM Meeting Start in the Msgr. Duncan Center behind the church.
The Knights of Columbus is seeking new and serviceable men’s and women’s shoes for delivery to the VA Medical Center in Kernersville, NC for our local veterans. The VA keeps items such as this in storage and distributes them when they have a VA patient in need. Please bring the items to the MDC and place them into the bins near the entrance.
All parishioners are reminded to bring their extra coats and place in the bins under the table at the back of the MDC. The Knights will collect them and turn them in to help our local children this winter.
Knights of Columbus will be offering Bags donated by Lowe’s Foods with the hope that you will bring them back to church with non-perishable food items. They will be collecting them at the back of the church and deliver them to the local food pantries. Thank You for supporting local businesses and those in need. Most needed items for the month of February are rice and mayonnaise.
2020 KofC State Raffle Tickets - For Sale
Check with any Knight for your chance to win.
1st Prize $5000 Cash
2nd Prize $4000 Cash
3rd & 4th Prizes $500 Cash
5th & 6th Prizes $400 Cash
7th Prize $200 Cash
Drawing: May 2, 2020
OUR KNIGHTS IN ACTION
* Operation LAMB - An annual fund raising event to help the
Least Among Us *
*Coats for Kids Campaign* Parishioners are asked to bring in their extra coats and place in the bin in the back of the church during the winter months. We will take them to Hutchens' Cleaners where they clean them for free and distribute them to those organizations in need of coats in our local community.
* Built a ramp for a Handicap member of Holy Angels *
* Financially helped a man attending studies to become a Priest *
* Helping widows within our parish as needed *
Our Knights of Columbus would like to share a couple of significant achievements this week. During the recent installation of new officers, State District Deputy Peter Falk awarded outgoing Grand Knight Frank Mosblech an award for his 2016-2017 achievements supporting programs such as Coats for Kids and Operation LAMB.
Our Council also received an Award of Excellence for the 2016 Operation LAMB drive in which we reached 143% of our 2016 Goal. Our Knights would also like to THANK the Columbiettes for their support with this important fund raiser and other joint efforts throughout the years.
WE NEED YOUR HELP - If any NEW parishioners interested in joining and/or PREVIOUS Knights interested in rejoining our local Knights of Columbus team efforts, please contact your newly elected Grand Knight Randy Goins @ 336-467-4408.
THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Knights of Columbus was the leading proponent of the 1954 addition of the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. U.S. Knights began including the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance in 1951 after the organization’s board of directors adopted a resolution mandating that the amended pledge be formally recited in each of its 750 Fourth Degree assemblies. A year later, the Supreme Council adopted a resolution that urged Congress and the White House to add the words “under God” to the Pledge. Supreme Knight Luke Hart, who was also president of the National Fraternal Congress, persuaded the other 110 fraternal societies to support the resolution as well. The Pledge of Allegiance was formally amended by Congress and signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower on Flag Day, June 14, 1954. In a letter following the action, President Eisenhower thanked Supreme Knight Hart for the K of C’s work in making the addition of the words “under God,” to the Pledge a reality. Today the Order is directly involved in defending the Pledge against the most recent legal challenges to its constitutionality. In 2005, atheist Michael Newdow, whose earlier lawsuit had been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court because he lacked standing, filed a new challenge with a number of coplaintiffs. He asked the U.S. District Court in Sacramento, CA to declare the Pledge unconstitutional because it contains the words “under God.” The Knights of Columbus and seven individual Knights and their families sought and were granted permission to join the suit as defendant-intervenors. In 2006, the District Court ruled against the Pledge, and the Knights immediately appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oral arguments in the case were heard by a panel of the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. On March 11, 2010, the court issued a decision upholding the constitutionality of the Pledge, and ruling that the words under God “do not violate the Establishment Clause.” On October 31, 2007, Newdow filed a similar lawsuit against the school system in Hanover, New Hampshire, this time on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and several local plaintiffs. Once again, the Knights of Columbus sought and received permission from the court to become defendant-intervenors. On September 30, 2009, U.S. District Judge Steven McAuliffe ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance - including the words “under God” - did not violate the Constitution, and dismissed the case. Judge McAuliffe held that the Pledge “neither advances nor inhibits religion” and “does not foster excessive government involvement with religion.” It was, he said, “enacted to enhance instruction in the Nation’s history, and foster a sense of patriotism.” Newdow has appealed to the First Circuit.
WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME A KNIGHT: https://www.kofc.org/un/en/join/index.html
JOIN US TODAY: https://www.kofc.org/un/en/join/sign-me-up.html