BY DIRECTIVE OF THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER:
All public liturgical celebrations are suspended until further notice. No Masses or services will be held in either church (Newton or Plaistow). Churches will be open on Sunday mornings:
Newton: 8 am to noon, Plaistow: 9 am to noon for private prayer. Church in Plaistow will also be open for private prayer on Saturdays from 3 – 4 PM
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated in Plaistow on Saturday from 3 – 4 PM.
NOTE: There is NO Sacrament of Reconciliation on Holy Saturday, April 11
Church in Plaistow will be open for private prayer during the week when the Parish Office is open (currently Mon – Thurs 8:30 am – 4 PM), hours subject to change.
Church in Newton will be open on Thursdays for Eucharistic Adoration from 8:30 am – 8:30 PM.
Please call the Parish Office at 603.382.8324 for further information or visit our website www.stlukenh.org for updates.
May God help us, console us and bless us.
FROM THE PASTOR
During these anxious and challenging days, I want to thank you for your prayers and on-going support of the ministries of our Parish. Even though you are not physically present at the celebration of the Liturgy, you and your family are in our hearts as we pray for you and with you. I also thank you for your concern for the poor and forgotten through your support of our Saint Luke the Evangelist Food Pantry.
In the coming days and weeks, we will be severely challenged as a Parish community in terms of finances. We do not have any cash reserves on which to fall, and salaries, supplies and utilities continue to be a part of the operations of our Parish.
I have already consulted with members of our Finance Council and have put in place various cost saving strategies to help us ride out the Corona storm. I am deeply grateful for your continuing support of the work of our Parish, even in your absence. Your on-going support will mean that the Parish can continue the work of ministry for the present and will help us look toward a future when we are all together again.
If you would like assistance in making electronic contributions, please Log on to the St. Luke the Evangelist Parish website at stlukenh.org, click on the Parish Giving logo, and follow the easy registration instructions.
May God console us, heal us and bless us in the days to come.
Father Albert, obl. SB
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Saturdays at 3:00 PM in Plaistow ONLY