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Apollo, PA 15613

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As concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus continue to grow, Bishop Malesic has temporarily suspend all weekday and weekend public Masses in the Diocese of Greensburg effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020.


Faith formation sessions, fish fries, public celebration of Stations of the Cross, and Communal Penance Services are also suspended.


Bishop Malesic is also urging the faithful to remember in their prayers all those whose lives have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

As we make preparations for entry into Holy Week, efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus have necessitated many restrictions upon our liturgical observances.  There are many things that we cannot do.  However, in those ways that are possible, we are called to unite with the whole Church, throughout the world in offering prayer, petition, and thanksgiving. The attached flyer contains a listing of items regarding our Holy Week liturgies.

Although Masses have been temporarily suspended in the Diocese of Greensburg because of the coronavirus outbreak, parish members may want to conduct a home prayer service.  One consideration is a Spiritual Communion.

In order to honor the requests of civil leaders and medical advisors, Bishop Malesic has issued additional guidelines and mandates to the diocese during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The guidelines outlined in this flyer are effective April 4, 2020.

Toddlers through 5th grade children of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes, and their extended family members, are invited to participate in a ‘take-out’ kids fest [in light of the coronavirus outbreak].  Participants are to call [724-478-4958] or email [dsummerhill@dioceseofgreensburg.org] the parish office with your child(ren)’s name(s) and phone number.  A kids fest packet of crafts, tattoos, snacks, and a Bible lesson will be prepared for you to pick-up at the parish office. All participants are asked to email photos of your child(ren) crafting, as well as a photo of them and their final masterpieces, to the parish office for inclusion in an album for our Facebook and website.  Because of the unemployment situation at this time, there is no cost for the Spring Kids Fest packet.  Those who are interested in participating are to contact the parish office by Monday, April 6.