Latest Coronavirus Update Regarding Mass Cancellations/Closures

Light of Christ Parish

Daily & Weekend Masses Canceled  

re. Coronavirus Response

All MASSES (daily & weekend) and ALL PARISH EVENTS 

(including the Volunteer Appreciation Party)

are CANCELED and the parish offices are CLOSED 

in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. As a reminder, all Catholics in the diocese are dispensed from the obligation of Sunday Mass participation through Easter Sunday,

per Bishop Boyea. 

The parish office line at 517 447-3500 and 

parish email at lightofchristparish@gmail.com will be monitored for messages

should you need to contact the parish.

St. Alphonsus and St. Peter the Apostle Church will be open for private individual prayer on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Please adhere to the policy of remaining 6 feet apart at all times and limiting the number attending to 10 or less in private individual prayer without congregating. Reconciliation is available by appointment as requested; please call the office at 517 447-3500 and press 1 for Fr. Jeff Poll.

Bishop Robert Barron has offered daily mass online at:

https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass

There are other options online and on television, as well.

PLEASE REFER TO THE LETTER FROM BISHOP BOYEA BELOW:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

After consultation with the priests of the diocese, who were of mixed minds on this matter, and out of deep concern for the health of all our folks especially our elders, and with due deference to medical and government authorities, it has been decided that all public Masses, events, and gatherings will be canceled throughout the Diocese of Lansing beginning

March 18, 2020 and lasting, for now, through Wednesday of Holy Week (April 8, 2020).

We will see at that time whether these plans will have to change. 

 

Private Baptisms, Marriages, and Funerals may continue but only with immediate family present.  As a reminder, all Catholics in the diocese are dispensed from the obligation of Sunday Mass participation through Easter Sunday. 

I ask our pastors to keep Churches open for private prayer.  

               

The Holy Mass is our way to render back to God our worship and thanks for his many blessings to and for us, his beloved sons and daughters.  We are blessed that all our priests will continue to offer daily private Masses in order to fulfill our blessed duty to God and to lift up our needs in prayerful petition to our Heavenly Father.  Many of these daily Masses have intentions applied to them and those will be honored; in addition, feel free to submit other needs to your pastors to include at the altar. 

 

The loss of the regular reception of Holy Communion is a great cross for many; during this fast from receiving our Lord in the Eucharist please pray that Jesus will enter your hearts in an act of Spiritual Communion. As for Sunday, they have always been a day of worship for us.  Please, let these coming Sundays be times of family prayer.

 

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, Pray for Us.

Our Lady, Health of the Sick, Pray for Us.

Our Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted, Pray for Us.

 

Assuring of my prayers, I am sincerely yours in Christ,

 

+ Earl Boyea

Bishop of Lansing

 

Please watch for new updates as the Diocese of Lansing continues to re-evaluate as circumstances progress.