Covid-19 Resources

PUBLIC MASS SURVEY

Please take our baseline public Mass survey—please do not call the parish office for any Mass information at this time.  Click on the link below.

Public Mass Survey

BISHOP RAICA’S LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL – MAY 12, 2020

Bishop Raica has shared a letter to the faithful, which outlines the good news that public Masses will be resuming soon in the Diocese of Gaylord.  Click on the PDF below:

Bishop Raica Letter to the Faithful – Reopening Mass – 5-12-20

ACCESS

The only doors that are unlocked during this time are the doors nearest the Parish Office off of the Sable Street parking entrance.

The Church is open for prayer with Benediction from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
Likewise, the Parish Office is open, with limited staff, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

It is important that while in the church we are asking anyone who does not live in the same household to remain at least 6 ft away from each other (e.g. two empty pews distance). There are signs up as a reminder.

If you haven’t been into the church since public Masses have been suspended, you may not know what to expect when you do enter the building.  Please take the time to watch the video below (also available on our YouTube channel).

CONFESSIONS

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday and Friday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
An open air confessional is located in the vestibule area in the back of the Church.   Enter by the center section of interior doors.  If needed, please wait in a pew near the center aisle, keeping a distance of 2 EMPTY PEWS between those waiting.

BENEDICTION

Available to watch live-streamed from All Saints Catholic Parish each weekday at 4:00 pm via Facebook Live and our YouTube channel.  Click on the link below for quick access to our YouTube page.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe-WrLMbYRz3_u-yFMNOzQw/

BLESSED SACRAMENT TRAVELS ALPENA  – Effective beginning May 30/31

At the request of many,  Adoration in the parking lots, with a blessing, will continue.  This will take place in the parking lot of St. Mary Church of All Saints Parish (please note: St. Mary Church parking lot will be the ONLY location) at 1:00 pm, every Sunday, for the time being.  Adoration with a blessing will be approximately 15 minutes in length.

To receive a blessing, you are welcome to drive by the St. Mary parking lot or park in it. However, we ask that you remain in your vehicle.

CONVERSATIONS WITH BISHOP RAICA

Throughout the quarantine, Fr. Scott Lawler has interviewed Bishop Raica as part of his ongoing radio show “Let’s Talk Catholic” where Bishop Raica has addressed the Diocese’s response to the pandemic, among other things.  To access the recordings, click on the link below.

https://alpenacatholics.org/a-conversation-with-bishop-raica/

DOMESTIC HELP RESOURCES

Since the lock down in the UK, 3 weeks ago, there have been 16 domestic killings.  While we are not sure the exact numbers that may be happening here in the US, it must have caused an increase in this type of violence.  A Mass has been offered at All Saints Catholic Parish for victims of domestic abuse.  See the link below for a list of resources and phone numbers:

https://alpenacatholics.org/domestic-violence-and-stress-help/

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE AT THE PARISH IN REGARDS TO HOW WE WORSHIP?

Watch the videos below to hear Fr. Joe and Fr. Scott discuss.

DO-IT-YOURSELF MASK

Because we will need to wear masks when we return to public Masses soon, here is a link from the CDC with a few different directions on how you can make your own mask if you are in need of one (or two, or more…).

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html