Dear St. Ann Parishioners,
At Saint Ann’s our parishioners and visitors health and safety is always our number one priority. This is even more true during these difficult times with COVID-19 which is why we would like to provide you with an update.
First, we want to let you know that this week a church employee tested positive for COVID-19. On June 25th, she did not feel well and went to her doctor and was tested for the virus that day. She went home and remained self-quarantined. On July 2nd, we received the results that she tested positive for the virus and she still continues to remain self-quarantined. We ask that you keep her and her family in prayer. For the safety and health of our employees and parish, our staff and Father Phil are self-quarantining. At this time, the office will be closed until July 10th or later as directed by the health officials. We will have visiting priests to assist at this weekend’s masses. I thank our deacons for helping with communion services until I am able to return.
Second, we were notified on July 1st that a visitor who attended the Confirmation mass on June 26th was tested on Monday, June 29th for the COVID-19 virus. She received her test results back on July 1st and she tested positive for the virus. We keep her in prayer. Our guest was seated in the very back pew on the left side of the church between the front left exit door and the choir area. During the service she was wearing a mask and she had no direct contact with any others guests except her family.
We wanted to make you aware of these incidents as soon as possible. We ask that you please keep all of those affected by this virus and their families in prayer. In an effort to help stop the spread of the virus, our parish office and our church, the pews, foyer, restrooms and doors are thoroughly sanitized after every mass and masks are required upon entry to the church and parish office. Should you have any questions, please contact the parish office.
We remain in prayer together,
Father Phil Henning and the Parish Staff
Our Lady of Guadalupe, in these times of tribulation we turn to you O Mother,
See with compassion the suffering of your beloved daughters and sons
affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic throughout the entire world.
Ask your Son to have mercy on us bringing healing to those infected and protection to all
Jesus Christ, savior of all people, grant us courage to accompany and pray
for the entire world in the wake of sorrow and uncertainty.
We seek refuge in you and according to your promise, deliver us from this danger.
Our strong, faithful parish located in La Vernia brings together all walks of life to celebrate the Life of Christ and the Holy Eucharist with love, warmth, and open arms.