23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Update

09-06-2020Pastor's LetterVery Rev. Richard W. Fitzgerald

As many of you know, our schedule this past spring for the celebration of Confirmation and First Holy Communion got upended by the pandemic. We have been able to reschedule celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation. It will take place on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 pm. All Confirmation students have been notified. If for some reason you did not get a notice, please call the rectory office. The date for First Holy Communion has not yet been scheduled, but will be scheduled in the near future.

It will probably be held during a weekend in October. We will keep you informed. Additionally since the receipt of sacraments for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults could not take place at the Easter Vigil this year, it will take place on Saturday, September 26, at 1:00 pm.


Congratulations to our new Head of School, Jen Kowieski, and all her staff on the reopening of St. Columbkille Partnership School last Wednesday and Thursday. The children were excited and happy to be back to their familiar surroundings and for the new students to their new surroundings. As you can imagine, with all the restrictions and safety requirements, it was no small task to achieve this goal. We all pray for a successful year for all our St. Columbkille’s students.

Mass Update

As has happened over the past several weeks since our reopening, last weekend’s Masses went very well. We had 446 people who came to the Masses and our volunteers, as in previous weekends, were very helpful in coordinating the various safety requirements. We are also grateful for the prayerful and financial support of parishioners who have not yet been able to attend Mass. As we move into the next phases of reopening, you will be informed of any changes to our procedures.

We are in need of volunteers to help direct parishioners at Mass and to help clean the church after each Mass. We are also in need of more lectors for all the Masses (lectors and volunteers must be 18 years of age or older). If you can help, contact Fr. Chris at the rectory or email him at frbae@brightoncatholic.org.