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"COVID-19 has impacted ST. DENNIS. Can you help?
The blessings of autumn are upon us. However, the threat of COVID-19 remains and St. Dennis needs your financial support now, more than ever. Online giving helps us to continue our ministry and if you haven't used it before, sign up is easy. We prayerfully invite you to use eGiving from your computer, smartphone, or tablet to set up a recurring donation or make a one-time gift.
Sign up today by visiting faith.direct/MD916"
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The adornment of our Church with plants and flowers from God’s creation is a way for us to remember loved ones and to give thanks to God for people or events in our lives. Altar flower requests envelopes are currently being accepted for Easter. Easter envelopes can be found in the racks on the back of the pews. Thank you for your love of our church.
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Please be reminded as you prepare to attend Mass at St. Dennis:WASH YOUR HANDS. WATCH YOUR DISTANCE. WEAR A MASK/FACIAL COVERING.
We continue to use a phone reservation system for planned seating in our church for your safety. Phone the Office at (410) 648-5291 on Wednesdays 11am-1pm to reserve your Mass seat. Please arrive for Mass at least 10-15 minutes before the Mass time to allow the ushers to easily seat you without impacting the start of the Mass. Your seat may be given to another after the 5
minute mark before the Mass.
The church windows will continue to be opened to in- crease ventilation and decrease the possibility of viral spread. Please dress warmly as the weather is turning chilly. Our church's capacity of 50-60 people remains in spite of Gov Hogan's statement that churches could have 75% of fire code capacity. This is due to the mandated physical distancing of 6 ft that, in St Dennis Church, is difficult to provide with more persons.
When receiving Holy Communion, please come forward as the usher directs. Reception of Communion on your tongue is permitted but you must present yourself to the priest's line if you wish to do this. All communicants must remain masked up in coming to the priest or the Eucharistic minister. After
responding "Amen" to the minister's presentation of the consecrated host and while firmly holding the host, please step aside 6 ft, raise or lower your mask and place the Body of Christ into your mouth. Then re-apply your facial covering and return to your pew.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in observing these guidelines. May God bless you.
Help for the Homeless
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The “CARE WEAR” Project
The shelter for homeless families in Earleville – Deep Roots (formerly Clairvaux Farms) has expressed its critical need for the most basic of clothing – new underwear. Please consider donating men’s and ladies’ undergarments. The roomier sizes are suggested - Large and Extra Large, etc. Also needed are toddler-sized “pull ups” for young children who are potty training. Your help is greatly appreciated. Please place new, packaged underwear in the basket that is in the main entry area of our church. Two notes of thanks have come to all parishioners from the shelter.
God bless you for your generosity.
Finance Council News
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- Finance Council is working to boost enrollment in Faith Direct e-giving through quarterly email notices and sign up instructions. The Finance Council is working to boost enrollment in Faith Direct e-giving through quarterly email notices and weekly bulletin
- Dennis pledges have exceeded its Annual Catholic Appeal target. Pending payment of all pledge amounts, St. Dennis Church will receive 50% of the overage funds.
- There will be an "Annual Report to Parishioners" prepared by both Pastoral and Finance Council in the upcoming months.
- We are looking for new members, if you are Interested please talk to Fr. Jim. Meetings are held on the First Thursday of each month, 6:30pm in the Parish Office