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Confirmation changes and update

We have all been monitoring the situation with COVID-19 very closely and after a long discussion with Fr. Marciano we have decided to postpone the start of the Confirmation program to the Spring/Summer of 2021. The program format will stay the same as a series a 4 mini retreats. The postponement of the start will allow us to wait until after the virus spike that we have been preparing for during the normal flu season and allow for better weather when we may be holding the retreats outside to increase proper social distancing measures. We do not know what the future restrictions and mandates will do to the proposed structure but at this time it is unsafe to gather in large groups in person. The format will still be in person; we will not be offering a virtual option. There will be a meeting on Nov. 22 to allow parents and students to ask questions. The proposed plan will be discussed and information will be distributed for the Confirmation Program overall. Attendance at the meeting is not mandatory, however it is suggested for clarity. The dates for the future program will be determined and posted in both the bulletin and on the website. Please keep watching for updates.

Please understand that all changes and postponements are being done for the benefit of our Confirmandi. We want to provide the students with the best possible opportunity to strengthen their faith and enjoy the journey as they prepare for this important sacrament and that will be best served in person. Details will change and emerge as more information is available. If you have any questions, please bring them to the November meeting, or if you have a direct question please email Trish Meegan directly at confirmationdirector@saintkevinri.org

Please do not call the parish office with your questions.

Oct. 25–Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Sept. 20th–Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Bob Marciano and Deacon John Fulton celebrate the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboards; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Lector:  Michael McCaffrey


Bulletin for the week of Sept. 20


July 19–Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Fr. Roland Simoneau and Deacon John Fulton celebrate the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboards; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Lector:  Dan Friel
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


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July 12–Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Fr. Bob Marciano and Deacon John Fulton celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboards; PattiLou Davis, vocals; Pam Lowell, cello
Lector:  Steven Catalano
Videographer:  Joanne McGrath


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NEW: Special rules for Communion distribution by Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

July 9–During these extraordinary times, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are asked to follow several  additional rules to protect themselves and those to whom they administer communion:

    1. Wear a mask which covers your nose and mouth. (If you forget to bring a mask, please inform Deacon John before the service begins and he will do his best to provide you with one.)
    2. When administering communion, DO NOT touch the hands of those who are receiving.  Rather, very gently touch the tip of the host to the hands of those who are receiving and permit it to drop into the hands.
    3. After receiving communion at the altar, please use the hand sanitizer provided for your use before administering communion to others.  After using hand sanitizer refrain from touching your mask until after you have finished administering communion to avoid re-contaminating your hands.
    4. DO NOT administer communion on the tongue.  Anyone who wishes to receive on the tongue may do so, but only from the priest or deacon and after all others who receive in the hand have done so.  Invite them to receive from the priest or deacon.
    5. After you have administered communion and have surrendered the ciborium to the priest or deacon at the altar, please re-sanitize your hands very thoroughly using the hand sanitizer provided for your use.

Afterwards, as soon as you are able, scrub your hands.  Before you are able to do so avoid touching your face, most especially your eyes.  This last “rule” is intended to protect you and your loved ones from infection.

Please contact me with any questions or if you need clarification on these new rules.
Deacon John Fulton

AUGUST and SEPTEMBER MINISTRY SCHEDULE

July 5–Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Fr. Bob Marciano and Deacon John Fulton celebrate the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboards; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Lector:  Mary Polumbo
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher; video technician:  Joanne McGrath


June 28–Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Bob Marciano and Deacon John Fulton celebrate the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Music:  Paul Gormley, keyboards; Kelly Mallon, vocals
Lector:  Daniel Friel
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


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Protocols for attending Mass at St. Kevin’s

Entering and exiting the church–Doors are open to discourage touching door handles and push bars when entering and leaving the church.  Please avoid gathering and crowding together in the parking lot for the health and safety of all.
Seating–All pews are marked to indicate and maintain a 6-foot separation between rows.  Seating in Fr. O’Hara Hall is also properly spaced.  Face masks or coverings are encouraged but not required. Of course, families that live together can sit in the same row without social distancing.
Worshiping together–Missals have been removed from the church to prevent multiple people from handling them when attending Mass.
Holy Communion is distributed at the end of Mass.  After receiving the Eucharist quietly and reverently, please return to your cars and avoid gathering in the parking lot.
Collections–Baskets are placed at the church doors and at front of the church.  You can place your kind offerings to the parish in any basket.  You can also use parishgiving.org, our online option for supporting St. Kevin’s budget collections.

For the health and safety of all:
The church and Fr. O’Hara Hall are sanitized after every Mass
Restrooms are closed



Parish Giving is a safe, secure, and easy way to support St. Kevin and St. Benedict parishes by making your weekly budget donations online. Due to the social distancing guidelines requiring the temporary cancellation of weekend Masses, budget collections have dropped significantly even though the operating costs for our parishes have remained fairly level.  Registering for a personal and secure online Parish Giving  account is an easy way to continue to support our parishes during these confusing times.  Find more information at Parish Giving.  [Print New Account Set-Up Instructions] (pdf)

– 98% of the collection remittance goes directly to St. Kevin’s
– Budget contributions can be automatically deducted or submitted at parishioner convenience
– Payments can be made by checking account withdrawal, debit, or credit card
– All contributions are credited to your current budget account
– Using Parish Giving helps keep down the parish’s costs of printing and mailing budget envelopes


June 21–Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Bob Marciano and Deacon John Fulton celebrate the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Music:  Paul Gormley, keyboards; Kelly Mallon, vocals
Lector:  Daniel Friel
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher

 


June 28–Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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June 14–Corpus Christi

Fr. Bob Marciano and Deacon John Fulton celebrate Corpus Christi
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboards; PattiLou Davis, vocals; Pam Lowell, cello
Lector: Mary Palombo
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


June 7–Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity


Fr. Bob celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity in St. Kevin School Chapel
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboard; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Lector: Paula Reynolds
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


May 31–Pentecost Sunday


Fr. Bob celebrates Pentecost Sunday in St. Kevin School Chapel
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboard; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


The new normal: Mass at St. Kevin’s starting June 13

May 31–At the parish meeting held last Wednesday evening, Fr. Bob presented the plan for celebrating Mass at St. Kevin Church starting the weekend of June 13–14.  (At this time, Mass will not be celebrated at St. Benedict’s due to the size of the building.) The video of the meeting is below, but the major adjustments and changes for parishioners are listed below. Watch the video to hear additional information; comments from Fr. Bob, Fr. Roland Simoneau, and Deacon John Fulton; and the questions posed by some of the parishioners in attendance. The 10 a.m. will continue to be live-streamed on our website if you are uncomfortable attending Mass at this time.

Entering and exiting the church–Doors will be open to discourage touching door handles and push bars when entering and leaving the church.  Please avoid gathering and crowding together in the parking lot for the health and safety of all.
Seating–All pews are marked to indicate and maintain a 6-foot separation between rows.  Seating in Fr. O’Hara Hall is also properly spaced.  Face masks or coverings are encouraged but not required. Of course, families that live together can sit in the same row without social distancing.
Worshiping together–Missals have been removed from the church to prevent multiple people from handling them when attending Mass.  [*See below for personal missal suggestions.]
Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass so that you can receive the Eucharist quietly and reverently and return to your cars.
Collections–Baskets will be placed at the church doors and at front of the church.  Please place your kind offerings to the parish in any basket.  You can also use parishgiving.org, our online option for supporting St. Kevin’s budget collections.
Please note–For the health and safety of all, both the church and Fr. O’Hara Hall will be sanitized after every Mass and restrooms will be closed.

*Missal suggestion:  Subscribe to the Magnificat, a monthly publication that contains the readings and prayers for every daily, holy day, and weekend Mass during the month.  The Magnificat can also be used as a spiritual guide containing additional prayers, texts, and meditations.  This publication is appropriate to bring to Mass and use as a missal.

*Missal suggestion: Purchase the St. Joseph Sunday Missal. This publication is appropriate to use at Mass.


May 27–Parish Meeting

St. Kevin’s will begin celebrating Mass in the church on the weekend of June 13–14 with the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday.  A meeting was held on Wednesday evening to introduce, explain, and answer parishioner questions about the protocol we will follow to ensure that the health of parishioners is protected and the guidelines in place at that time for social distancing are followed.  Watch the video below for details.


May 24–Seventh Sunday of Easter


Fr. Bob Marciano celebrates the Seventh of Easter in St. Kevin School’s Chapel
Music:  Bryan Barrette, piano; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Lector:  Brian Callahan
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


May 21–The Ascension of the Lord


Fr. Bob Marciano celebrates the Ascension of the Lord in St. Kevin School’s Chapel
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


May 17–Sixth Sunday of Easter


Fr. Bob Marciano celebrates the Sixth Sunday of Easter in St. Kevin School’s Chapel
Music:  Paul Gormley (piano) and his daughter, Kelly Mallon (vocals)
Lector:  Daniel Friel
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


May 10–Fifth Sunday of Easter

Last weekend’s Mass was celebrated Saturday evening in the Hendricken Chapel to kick off Hendricken’s Special 60th Anniversary For the Boys Virtual Gala.  Fr. Bob Marciano, President of BHHS, Fr. Brian Morris, chaplain, and Fr. Henry Zinno, presided at the Mass. Brian Harrington, Class of ’20 and Hendricken’s 2020 Man of the Year, served as lector.  Before the final blessing, Brian spoke to the Hendricken community and all who watched Mass virtually.  His comments and personal narrative describing the myriad lessons learned–both in and outside of the classroom–during his four years at Hendricken was both entertaining and moving.  But his most eloquent words of acknowledgment were saved for his family, fellow classmates, faculty, staff, and all who contribute to building and maintaining the Christian community that is Hendricken.   For information and to view more videos visit For the Boys Virtual Gala on the Hendricken website.


Fr. Bob Marciano, celebrant; Fr. Brian Morris and Fr. Henry Zinno, concelebrants
Music:  Bryan Barrette, piano; Joanne Lurgio, vocals
Lector:  Brian Harrington
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


May 3—Good Shepherd Sunday


Fr. Bob Marciano celebrates Good Shepherd Sunday Mass in St. Kevin School Chapel
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboard; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Lector:  Jeannine Woodmansee
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


April 26—Third Sunday of Easter


Fr. Bob Marciano celebrates the Third Sunday of Easter in St. Kevin School Chapel
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboard; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Lector: Brian Callahan
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


Divine Mercy Sunday–Second Sunday of Easter


Fr. Bob Marciano celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in St. Kevin School Chapel
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboard; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Lector:  Paula Reynolds
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection


Fr. Bob Marciano celebrates Easter Sunday Mass in St. Kevin School Chapel
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboard; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Lector:  Daniel Friel
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher


Good Friday Stations of the Cross


Fr. Bob Marciano prays the Stations of the Cross at St. Kevin Church


Holy Thursday Evening Mass


Fr. Bob Marciano celebrates Mass in St. Kevin School Chapel
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboard; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Lector:  Paula Reynolds
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher
Download Holy Thursday Readings


Palm Sunday


Fr. Robert Marciano celebrates Mass in St. Kevin School Chapel
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboard; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher
Download Palm Sunday Readings


Oceans/You Make Me Brave

PattiLou and Mike Davis, accompanied by Bryan Barrette, perform “Oceans/You Make Me Brave” a song by Caleb and Kelsey, a husband-and-wife Christian pop duo.  PattiLou, Mike, and Bryan recorded this spiritual song in the hopes that it be uplifting to parishioners during these challenging times.


May 31–Pentecost Sunday


Fr. Bob celebrates Pentecost Sunday in St. Kevin School Chapel.
Music:  Bryan Barrette, keyboard; PattiLou Davis, vocals
Videographer:  Dennis Gallagher

May 31–Below are the highlights of the plan for holding Mass beginning the weekend of June 13–14 at St. Kevin’s as presented by Fr. Bob at a parish meeting held last Wednesday.  The video of the entire meeting is below, but the adjustments and changes are listed below. Watch the entire video for additional information and the answers to questions asked by some of the parishioners in attendance.

Entering and exiting the church–Doors will be open to prevent having to touch door handles and push bars when entering and leaving the church.  Please avoid gathering and crowding together in the parking lot for the health and safety of all.
Seating–All pews are marked to indicate and maintain a 6-foot separation between rows.  Seating in Fr. O’Hara Hall is also properly spaced.  Face masks or coverings are encouraged but not required. Of course, families that live together can sit in the same row without social distancing.
Worshiping together–Missals have been removed so that they are not touched or handled by multiple persons attending different Masses.  [*See below for missal suggestions.]
Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass so that you can receive the Eucharist quietly and reverently and return to your cars.
Collections–Baskets will be placed at the church doors and at front of the church.  Please place your kind offerings to the parish in any basket.  You can also use parishgiving.org, our online option for supporting St. Kevin’s budget collections.
Please note–For the health and safety of all, both the church and Fr. O’Hara Hall will be sanitized after every Mass and restrooms will be closed.

*Missal suggestions:  Subscribe to the Magnificat, a monthly publication that contains the readings and prayers for every daily, holy day, and weekend Mass during the month.  The Magnificat can also be used as a spiritual guide containing additional prayers, texts, and meditations.  This publication is appropriate to bring to Mass and use as a missal.

Purchase the St. Joseph Sunday Missal. This publication is appropriate to use at Mass.


July 25–CCD First Holy Communion