Coronavirus parish schedule and reader appeal for naming the rectory chapel

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Governor Cooper of North Carolina will be opening up some church possibilities on Friday, May 8, 2020. Much more on that later. But this past weekend and into the start of the week, as a for-instance, we already had the full parish schedule going, with Masses and Confessions and Adoration, the works. I’m happy to see the flowers that people brought for Mary and her dear Son, Jesus. I mean, the whole time I’ve been trying to provide the sacraments, particularly the Last Rites and Confessions and Holy Communion, as best I could. People are very happy also to receive the Papal Indulgences, etc., for end-of-life circumstances.

But after Mass on Monday earlier this week, everything changed for the worse, and everything was cancelled. No public Masses or Adoration for some time to come. More on that later. There always has to be a drama, right? I’ve removed the Most Blessed Sacrament from the church and brought Jesus back to what I at least consider to be a glorious little chapel in the rectory.

I think I need to name the little chapel here, you know, like putting a name plate over the door kind of thing. That will take some consideration. Any ideas?

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12 responses to “Coronavirus parish schedule and reader appeal for naming the rectory chapel

  1. Andrew Davis

    St. Edmund the Martyr might be an option for your rectory chapel.

  2. Anne Maliborski

    5.) Confidunt in domino

  3. Lioba

    Our Lady of Solitude? Most Pure Heart of Mary?
    Father, please let us know your thoughts about the COVID-19 situation when you can find time.
    With prayers,
    Lioba

  4. Joisy Goil

    I like St Korbinian too.

  5. Chapel of the three hearts, Jesus, Mary and joseph

  6. Anne Maliborski

    How fun!
    1.) Dominus meus pastor est
    2.) Quod est Christus lesus
    3.) Flos Marie
    4.) Salutis
    I could go on all day……………..

  7. Aussie Mum

    “Peace” came to mind because Our Lord is there.

  8. St. Korbinian because of the donkey bear! Or go old school with St. Elijah due to hermit like circumstances of late. Praying for you Father. God bless.

  9. Cathy

    How about the Chapel of Flowers for the Immaculate Conception. I hope you are feeling well soon, Fr. Byers! God bless you always!

  10. elizdelphi

    I don’t agree with removing the Blessed Sacrament from the parish church tabernacle. I always cross myself when passing a Catholic church, believing Jesus is present. That’s the great consolation of a Catholic church. Jesus is there bodily.

    I like the St Elijah suggestion.

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