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As the “stay at home” order is lifted for Carbon County, Bishop Schlert has announced public Mass (with safety regulations and limited attendance) can resume in Carbon County beginning June 1. Until then, Sacred Heart Parish will continue celebrating daily Mass privately and for the next two weeks livestream the Sunday 10 a.m. Mass on Sacred Heart’s Facebook page.

Confessions will be heard by appointment only and can be arranged by calling the Parish Office at: 610-826-2335.

The church will continue to be open Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m. for private prayer. For all other parish information, please consult the parish website at www.shcpalmerton.org.

This Sunday is the seventh Sunday after Easter. Jesus having completed the wish of His Heavenly Father speaks of returning to Him and assures His Disciples and us that as we share in His suffering so will we share in His glory.

Father Campion will prayerfully remember all our deceased, especially our deceased members of the armed services, as he offers a private Mass on Memorial Day for all the faithful departed.

The Chrism Mass, postponed from Holy Week, will be celebrated by Bishop Schlert on May 27 and livestreamed from the Cathedral of St. Catherine beginning at 10:30 a.m. In this Mass, three different oils of anointing will be blessed and then distributed to the parishes in the diocese. Please join us at: www.ad-today.com.

Pastoral council members: Sue Steigerwalt, Roseann Heydt and Michele Mullikin’s three-year terms of office have expired. Michele will continue for an additional year as ongoing chairwoman. New appointments to the pastoral council will be announced at a later date. Father expresses his gratitude to all retiring and continuing council members.

Finally, Father Campion continues to invite all to pray for the intercession of Father Walter Ciszek (a former native of Shenandoah, whose cause is currently being considered for canonization) to ask God’s merciful assistance in finding a cure for the coronavirus and to restore the global family to spiritual, physical and social healing.