From the beginning of the Church the ideal was to have everyone gather at one table for the remembrance of the Lord’s Supper, i.e. the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. As communities of believers swelled it became necessary to add additional Masses, always with the thought of just enough to handle the community. Curé of Ars has come to the point in her history where it is time to reverse that, to change addition into subtraction. When Masses are fuller the parish senses community more. People who never knew their fellow parishioners because they went to a different Mass are now realizing a new segment of the parish they were not acquainted with. A fuller church lends to better responses and singing. People realize more they are part of the living, faith-filled Body of Christ.
And so in consultation with the Parish Council our Sunday Mass times will be changing, starting the First Sunday of Lent, March 9th, to 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The decision was not made lightly, it came only after a couple of months of parish council meetings. No one is a winner or loser here. You either move your Mass time one-half hour or one hour depending on your current Mass and the one you choose to attend. The 4:30 p.m. Mass will continue.
RECAP: Beginning on Sunday, March 9th, Sunday Mass schedule will be as follows: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, then 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.