Update from Fr. Dale – 5/6/2021

May 6, 2021

National Day of Prayer


Hope your Derby went as you wished it to be…

Just a few new things to share with you. On April 30th, we
received from Archbishop Kurtz the updated COVID guidelines for all our parishes, especially in the area of
liturgies and summer festivals. As positive cases of coronavirus lower and having the opportunity to be
vaccinated, we are able to relax some of the past rules and
increase seating capacity in our church as well as opening up the ‘cry’/children’s room starting this weekend. The new three feet distance rule enables us to welcome more and more parishioners (and visitors) who are returning to full participation. If all continues to go well in the next few weeks, we “might” remove ‘the limiting yellow ropes’… what a great day that will be. Can I get an ‘AMEN on that one?

We, of course, will adhere to the updated guidelines for our Super Raffle/Spring Fest celebration on Saturday, June 12 all day! Please mark your calendars. Food and drink will be offered throughout the day by the Valu-Market wagon and an evening carryout fish fry. The first ever SFX Volleyball Tournament will last all day and teams are encouraged to join by contacting coordinator Julie Adams (see our website). Mask wearing and social distancing will continue to be observed where and when applicable to the CDC.

CALLING ALL GRADUATES (and parents)! … we would like for all SFX parishioners who will be graduating this year from high school or college to come for a special Graduates Mass on Sunday; May 30 @ 11:00 AM. PLEASE RSVP TO THE PARISH OFFICE IF YOU PLAN TO
. Parents, please help me in this!!! We ask that you students please bring and wear your school’s cap and gown and meet in the narthex of the church in order to process and be seated in the front pews. We will also honor Aeron Adams who is the 2021 recipient and first male to receive The Pat French Scholarship.

A last word is to congratulate our 20 second grade children who received Eucharist for the very first time on April 25. We also anticipate the Sacrament of Confirmation with
Archbishop Kurtz on May 26 @ 7:00 PM for our 21 candidates. Please keep these people in your prayer.

In Christ the Cornerstone,

Father Dale