Letters from Bishop Brennan and the Bishops of Ohio

Submitted by cooladmin — Tue, 04/28/2020 - 7:46 PM — Last Updated: Tue, 04/28/2020 - 7:55 PM

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April 28, 2020

Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Brennan

The Lord is Risen – Happy Easter!

The Ohio Bishops met yesterday.  After consultation and a close examination of the facts determined that while it is not yet possible to begin the public celebration of Mass, we are looking at a target date of May 30/31 – Pentecost Sunday hopefully to resume our celebrations.  Each of us continues to dispense all Catholics from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and I also dispense from the canonical obligation of Easter Duty.  During his press conference yesterday, Governor DeWine indicated that through increased and widespread testing and other means, much knowledge will emerge to allow for safer conditions for the assemblies of people.  In the meantime we will begin the gradual process in various ways.  

This week many of our priests will begin setting aside dedicated time for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a wide basis by appointment and in places deemed to provide for safety and hygiene.  These locations will include spaces free of the need to touch surfaces such as doors or furniture, providing appropriate social distancing and privacy and limiting the number of people gathered at any one time to a bare minimum.  The locations and contact numbers for appointments will be posted on our Diocesan Website (https://columbuscatholic.org ) beginning Wednesday, April 29 so that appointments for confessions may be scheduled, and hearing confessions can begin Friday, May 1.  We will be working to make it possible in at least some of our churches for people to visit and pray during certain hours in the coming weeks.  Again, care for the continued health and safety of those who visit is paramount.   

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Tue, 04/28/2020 - 7:40 PM
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Father Ed Shikina Answers Questions

Submitted by cooladmin — Mon, 04/20/2020 - 6:27 PM — Last Updated: Mon, 04/20/2020 - 6:28 PM

Fr. Ed Shikina, who grew up in the COOL Parish, conducts Mass and answers questions:

The "Ask A Priest" feature on YouTube with Fr. Ed:
Ask A Priest

Mass with Fr. Ed (includes masses by other priests at St. Brendan the Navigator)

Fr. Ed's note:
Hi ,
I started doing a feature called ask-a-priest and those videos are on our YT site. I answer questions that people submit to me. 
This week, I'll be doing Mass on Tuesday at 8 AM, Wed at 5:30 PM, Friday at 8 AM. They will be live-streamed at those times but they stay recorded on our pages. 
God bless!
Fr Ed

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A Message from Father Coleman

Submitted by Cheryl Shroyer — Fri, 04/17/2020 - 8:00 PM — Last Updated: Fri, 04/17/2020 - 8:00 PM

Father Coleman Message

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Fri, 04/17/2020 - 7:55 PM
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Knights of Columbus Prayer for Protection in the Time of Pandemic

Submitted by Cheryl Shroyer — Sat, 03/21/2020 - 2:25 PM — Last Updated: Sat, 03/21/2020 - 2:27 PM

The Knights of Columbus have offered a Prayer for Protection in the Time of Pandemic. You can read about the prayer online , download the prayer below or watch the video .

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