Dear Parish Members –

We are approaching a season of rebirth and new creation, as Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation as

come: The old has gone, the new is here!” As we continue to bring St. John Bosco, St. Richard and St. Monica together as one, we continue to identify areas where strategic changes might better serve our new parish model better. Some of these areas are Worship, Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Music Ministry.

An essential part of becoming a single parish is to worship together as one community. After much prayer and discernment over these past six months, the weekend Mass schedule below will begin the FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT (February 18):


Mass Location Time


St. Monica 4 p.m.
Sunday St. Monica St. Richard

St. John Bosco

7:30 & 9:30 a.m.

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Confessions (Reconciliation) will be offered each Saturday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Monica only.


After Easter Sunday (beginning April 7), the weekend Mass schedule will be as follows:


Mass Location Time


St. Monica 4 p.m.
Sunday St. Monica St. Richard 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.

9 a.m. (while awaiting Vatican response)

As we Rebuild our Church, it is a natural step to adapt our music ministry to better reflect our new blended parish community. As part of this change, we will continue to utilize the gifts and talents of our current cantors, choirs and musicians, along with adding additional musicians as needed. As we settle into our new Mass schedule over the next couple of months, we will be implementing our new music ministry program and moving in a new direction. As a result of this change, we made the difficult decision to eliminate the position of Director of Liturgical Music.

I appreciate your prayers and support for all those who have shared their musical gifts with our parishes, especially Heather Martin Cooper, who will be leaving us after dedicating years of service leading the music ministry at St. Monica’s. I will keep you updated on our music ministry enhancements as we continue to bring our communities together.


Fr. Sebastian

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