HOLY MASS during Coronavirus
As of May 21, 2021,
the Bishop of Charleston RECOMMENDS
the WEARING OF A MASK in Church,
if you are comfortable doing so, for your health
& the health of those with whom you are worshiping.
If you live in the diocese (or are visiting), you have an obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.
Dispensation from attending Mass is granted ONLY
to those who fall under the following circumstances:
- You are ill or your health condition would be significantly compromised if you were to contract a communicable illness (i.e., you have underlying conditions or are in a high-risk category). Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.
- You exhibit flu-like symptoms. Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.
- You have good reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness (e.g., you were in recent contact with someone who tested positive for a contagious illness such as COVID or influenza). Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.
- You care for the sick, homebound, or infirmed.
- You are pregnant, or caring for small children.
- Those 65 years of age or older (per the CDC’s recommendation of high-risk individuals).
- You cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own (such as no Mass is offered, you are infirm, or, while wanting to go, you are prevented for some reason you cannot control — e.g., your ride did not show up, the church was at capacity).
- If you have significant fear or anxiety of becoming ill by being at Mass.
These categories will be reviewed in due course and revised as needed.
Why are Catholics normally obligated to attend Mass?
The command to Remember the Sabbath Day - Keep it Holy comes to us from the10 Commandments to given to Moses by God Himself (Ex 20:8-11). We have a moral obligation to honor the Lord’s Day, moved from Saturday in the Old Testament to Sunday by virtue of Jesus’s Resurrection from the dead on this day, which no law can invalidate.
Catholics are, as are all Christians, obliged to set Sunday apart for worship of God and as a day unlike others. The most salutary way we do this is by participating at Sunday Mass.
Therefore, the Sacred Liturgy, and particularly the Holy Eucharist, is the very heart and foundation of our Catholic faith. It is during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that the saving death and resurrection of Jesus are made present to us, our covenant with Our Lord is renewed, and God, in the person of Jesus Christ, comes to us and makes himself truly present for us in his Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. It is an irreplaceable gift; a foretaste of Heaven itself.
What if I am dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass?
Even the faithful who meet the circumstances whereby they cannot attend Mass and are dispensed from attending must still observe the Lord’s Day. The diocese strongly encourages those who are dispensed to spend time in prayer on Sunday, meditating on the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection by participating in a broadcast of the Sunday Mass on television or via livestream, and an act of spiritual Communion can be found here: charlestondiocese.org/covid-19-response/spiritual-communion.
THE CELEBRATION OF FINAL SACRAMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN DANGER OF DEATH.
If you require The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (Last Rites), please contact Father Ron
by calling 843-785-2895 and choose option 1.
If you are still uncomfortable to return to celebrating
Holy Mass in the Church,
you may send your support for Holy Family
to the address below.
Please send your donations to:
Holy Family Catholic Church
24 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
May God bless you
for your steadfast faithfulness to his Church.
Pray the Rosary.
Pray with your family.
May God bless you, keep you safe and keep you well!
HOLY MASS SCHEDULES DIFFER
FOR EASTER, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS DAY
AND HOLY DAYS.
CALL THE PARISH OFFICE
(843-785-2895). THANK YOU!
HOLY MASS WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY VIGIL MASS: 5:00pm
SUNDAY: 8:00am & 11:15am
SPANISH MASS: 1pm
HOLY MASS DAILY SCHEDULE:
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
is available after Mass
SPANISH MASS: 7:00pm - Fridays
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Daily: after the 8:00am Mass
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOURS:
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
DO YOUR CHILDREN A FAVOR:
Prepare YOUR Funeral Mass:
Make YOUR choices
for Readings & Music
"Preparing for Funeral Liturgies" booklet.
Fill out your worksheet,
bring it to the parish office,
and we will keep a copy here at Holy Family
for use when necessary.
To search the Bible,
Keep up with the Hispanic Community
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
at Holy Family Catholic Church:
MERCY MISSIONS' PANTRY,
located at 19869 Whyte Hardee Blvd,
in Hardeeville, SC, 29927,
is OPEN, Wednesday thru Friday,
from 10am-2pm, serving those in need
and, currently, those who are not working
due to continued shutdowns.
We are also COLLECTING FOOD
and MONETARY DONATIONS FOR FOOD
and will be a distribution center
for those in need.
Holy Mass Etiquette
HOLY MASS ETIQUETTE:
Appropriate, modest attire shows respect
for Our Lord Jesus Christ.
When you enter Church,
please keep all conversation,
both before and after Holy Mass,
restricted to the vestibule.
Entering and exiting the Church quietly
allows others to pray in peace.
When you enter the Church proper,
you enter THE THRONE ROOM of GOD -
JESUS is TRULY PRESENT in the tabernacle,
BODY, BLOOD, SOUL & DIVINITY.
Try to arrive 15 minutes before
the celebration of Holy Mass
in order to prepare to receive Our Lord and
PLEASE remain until Holy Mass has ended -
when the Celebrant processes from the Sanctuary.
Don't forget to take time thank GOD for the
Glorious Gift of JESUS in HOLY EUCHARIST.
In charity, show kindness to all and provide a good example.
THANK YOU for your desire to
please Our Lord in His Holy Church.