Messages from our Pastor
NOTE: To receive messages and updates from Father Frisoni directly to your in-box, send your email to SPASchen@rcda.org
April 5, 2020
You humbled yourself, Lord, by being obedient even to accepting death, death on a cross. Give all who serve you the gifts of obedience and patient endurance. Watch over all health care workers.
April 3, 2020
Great news! -- Check our parish Facebook page or here on our homepage on Saturday at 4:00 PM for the streamed Mass of Palm Sunday of our Lord's Passion.
I am also very pleased to tell you that subscribers of Spectrum Cable or Verizon Fios can now watch the same Mass on Sunday at 9:00 AM, with a replay on Thursday at 6:00 AM (that's early!). Spectrum subscribers can find the Mass at channel 1301. Verizon Fios subscribers can tune in at channel 36. This will be a very important way to keep our family without internet access connected to God and our local parish during our current situation. Please help spread the word to those you know who might benefit from the television Mass.
God's peace to you as you begin the experience of Holy Week.
April 3, 2020
Pope Francis: "The Church is all of us, everyone. Each person has their role in the Church, but we are all the Church” (June 6, 2018).
April 2, 2020
It is with great regret to inform you that due to the pernicious effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, our annual Festa in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is cancelled. Preparing for our Festa at Mt. Carmel is not possible due to the current restrictions on gathering. Instead, we will be concentrating our efforts on Festa 2021.
When the dust settles from this pandemic, our parish family will be holding a great celebration to mark our reunion. I take this opportunity to thank all of our Festa volunteers who have worked very hard to prepare for the Festa -- and we need you in 2021! God's peace to you,
April 2, 2020
Today, we pray for those in our neighborhoods and across our world who have lost their jobs due to the effects of the virus. Join me in pausing for a few moments to pray to our Lord, through the intercession of St. Joseph the Worker, that all unemployed and underemployed persons remain close to the Lord, and that we may assist them in meeting their immediate needs with charity and kindness. God's peace to you,
March 31, 2020
NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE PARISH
Due to a security breach, St. Paul the Apostle Parish has moved away from the Yahoo general e-mail account, which has been deleted. The new e-mail address for the parish is SPASchen@rcda.org . Here is a list of all our linked parish e-mail addresses on the RCDA diocesan platform (you'll notice all prefixes are limited to eight letters) -- feel free to contact us anytime. Thank you for your understanding.
OLMCSche@rcda.org Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish
SASchene@rcda.org St. Adalbert Parish
SPASchen@rcda.org St. Paul the Apostle Parish
Thank you for your assistance.
March 30, 2020
Here's a printable prayer to help us remain strong in faith during these times. Let us pray for each other.
Take good care, Fr. Frisoni
March 29, 2020
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE DISTRIBUTION OF PALMS
In adherence to the action of Governor Andrew Cuomo executed on March 20, 2020, the Diocese of Albany on March 25 (after the deadline for preparing our March 29 bulletins) prohibited the distribution of palms during or after any Palm Sunday Masses. Regrettably, we cannot make palms available to you as we had planned. I know this is a serious inconvenience for you, but I also want everyone to keep healthy too. I am very sorry for this -- still, I hope we can welcome the Lord into our hearts as we mark his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
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We are all aware of the economic challenges this virus will provide us. The church will be facing similar issues and would appreciate if you could continue with your contributions, where possible. You may mail your usual weekly offertory gifts to: St. Paul the Apostle Church, 2777 Albany St. Schenectady, NY 12304 or you may drop your envelopes in the Parish Office mail slot. For your convenience, sign up to donate online. Click on the donate button below or for more options go to our Donate Online web page. Thank you! for your continued support of our parish family.
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For a complete list of masses that you can watch on TV or on-line go to: www.rcda.org/livemass
All St. Paul's, Mount Carmel and St. Adalbert parish offices are closed until further notice.
All church gatherings, meetings and social events have been canceled or postponed until further notice.