July 3, 2020 - St. Max Friday Update
The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, July 5, 2020
"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."
Matthew 11: 29-30
We WARMLY WELCOME YOU TO ST. MAX!
We are reminding everyone of the necessary precautions for the safe return of those that might be venturing back to the pews for the first time this week. Please click on the Arise image above for more information about returning to Mass.
Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as we make our way back to the in-person celebration of the Mass.
Chester County has moved into the GREEN PHASE!
As of Friday, June 26, 2020...Chester County has made it to the
of statewide reopening. We will still need to continue to do our part to make sure that our return to Mass is a peaceful and safe experience for all.
The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
until further notice.
This means that no one is under obligation to come to Mass. Those that are sick, elderly, or with other pre-existing conditions are encouraged to remain home.
We will continue to record/video the Saturday 4:00 pm Mass,
and will post it to the website and send to your email so that you may view it at your convenience.
Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn by al
l the faithful for the full duration of Mass.
Please remove your mask just prior to receiving Holy Communion, and then place it back on before returning to your pew.
6 feet of social distance between members of different households remains the norm
in the pews and in the aisles as you enter and leave Mass. Please be aware of this as you process up the aisle to receive and return from receiving Holy Communion. Please keep a couple of pews distance between you and the person in front of you.
Liturgical singing remains at a minimum
. Holy water fonts will remain empty. Parishioners are encouraged to bring their own missals. The Offertory procession and the Sign of Peace will
not resume at this time.
Everyone is still encouraged to
receive Holy Communion in the hand
at this time.
Deacons and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
may resume visits with Holy Communion to the home-bound and medical facilities
provided that the Communion Minister, the facility, and the person to be visited all have an understanding regarding what precautions will be taken. Please contact the Rectory Office if you or someone you know, wishes to receive Holy Communion at home.
Please take the time to review the Directives below. We ask everyone to align yourselves with these directives when attending Mass at St. Max at this time.
Archdiocesan Liturgical Directives for the GREEN or Open Phase
Reflection - Deacon Mauriello
Looking Ahead...Eucharistic Congress Philadelphia The
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
click the green button below for more information
Eucharistic Congress More Information
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Please don't forget to keep praying the Rosary!
We are always accepting
or if you
of any kind - St. Max priests, Deacons, staff and volunteers are here for you. We continue to call our seniors, but please don't hesitate to call the Rectory if you need anything -
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on Friday, July 3 at 11:00AM