Welcome to Our Lady of Consolation

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Mass attendance will be by reservation ONLY.  To reserve a place at Mass, please click here. You should arrive 30 minutes before Mass, doors will be locked 5 minutes prior to the start of Mass.  Until August 15, all members of the faithful continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass (while we must all keep holy the Lord’s Day). Those not attending Mass are encouraged to participate in one of the many live streamed Sunday Masses.

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Dear Parishioner of Our Lady of Consolation Church,

I hope and pray that you are well and that you have been safe during the past months of the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.  You have been in my thoughts and daily prayers, and I thank you for yours. We are preparing for what has been dubbed as the "reopening" of public worship.  Some parishes started earlier, some are waiting even longer.  We will begin on the weekend of June 6/7th with Masses at 4:30 pm, 8:30 am and 11:00 am. We find ourselves in a difficult situation:  People want to participate fully in the Sunday Eucharist, but we have a moral obligation to respect the sanctity of life by not endangering anyone's health.  We must rely upon one another's good judgement and commitment to concern for each other.  That being said, in order to maintain "social distancing" in the church we are limiting seating to 80 (individuals, couples, or families).  In order to attend a specific Mass you must make a reservation (preferably) online or by calling the office.  No one will be able to just walk in without a reservation; anyone who does will be turned away.  That might sound harsh, but it is out of an abundance of caution as we strive to protect everyone's safety and well-being.  Once you have made a reservation you will receive (by email or post) detailed instructions regarding your attendance. You must be willing to abide by all of the guidelines listed.  (A parish in California had an outbreak of over 180 cases because someone was not following the rules.)  Obviously, we can only accept reservations on a first-come basis, and (for now) each member/household will be limited to one Mass per month.  As government restrictions loosen, more frequent attendance will be possible until (God willing) we arrive at what is being called "the new normal."  Finally, those 65 years of age and older are asked to seriously consider staying at home until we see how this "re-opening" goes.  I know that you, more than others perhaps, greatly miss attending Mass in person.  Of course, if you have any kind of a health issue that might make you susceptible to a viral infection … please stay home.  One day we will all be together again.  Hopefully "absence is making the heart grow fonder" as we hunger for the Bread of Life and thirst for the refreshing water of each other's presence.

God bless you!
Fr. Peter Muha

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Mission Statement

We the people of Our Lady of Consolation Parish, called to faith and salvation in Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition, dedicate ourselves to living the Gospel by:

  • Worshiping God through the Eucharist
  • Fostering education
  • Instilling family values
  • Promoting social justice
  • Building a community where all are welcome

We commit ourselves to generosity and to the responsible use of our spiritual and material resources.