COVID-19 Updates- Last updated May 20, 2020
May 19, 2020
My dear parishioners!
Peace be with you!
By now, you must have read the bishop’s letter regarding tentative date of opening the Church on Pentecost Sunday. Indeed, it’s an exciting time, but also a time of anxiety and fear of the unknown. Our diocese (Nelson Diocese) is in the process of setting up the guidelines. As soon as we finalize it, we will be sending it to you. In the meantime, I attached two guidelines from Portland, Oregon and Vancouver Archdiocese for you to watch and read. Please click here to watch the YouTube video from a parish in Portland Oregan and click here to read the article from the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
We will be having another Eucharistic Adoration & Confession at the Church parking lot this coming Friday, May 22nd, from 5:30 – 6:30pm with Benediction. For those who want to watch it and pray with us online, it will be available on our Facebook Page (Our Lady of Lourdes Parish West Kelowna). During the Holy Hour, we will be having a Food Bank Drive to help the needy of our community. Please be generous! If you are not able to come for the Adoration, you may drop the non-perishable items at the parish office any time this week.
Please keep in your prayer Joanne Montpetit Wynn’s husband, Gordon, who died last Thursday, May 14th and also for Catherine Stroman’s sister, Denise Ingles, who died on Saturday, May 16th. Our heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathy to the families. May they rest in the peace, hope and love of Christ!
This coming weekend is the Poor Box Sunday for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Please drop off your monetary donations in the Parish Office just like you do with our weekly donations. Like the Food Bank, the work of SSVP is important more than ever due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Let’s continue to pray for one another --- especially those who are suffering from cancer, depression and any form of illness; those who lost loved ones recently; those who are struggling with domestic violence; and those who are fearful and anxious about the future. May God bless us and protect us always!
Love and Prayers,
Fr. Rex & Fr. Salomon