5/6/21 – May 2021 Schedule of Services
Enclosed is our May 2021 Schedule of Services. Please join us!
5/4/21 – Paschal Greetings & Acknowledgements
Christ is risen! Indeed, He is risen!
Dear Parishioners and Friends of OLF,
As we celebrate Pascha this year, we do so with joy and gratitude. We are thankful that, unlike last year, we were able to publicly celebrate the sacred mysteries of the passion, death and Resurrection of the Lord, albeit with restrictive but necessary guidelines and health regulations. As we remember and pray for the sick and for those who have lost loved ones, we earnestly pray as well for an end to this pandemic.
I am grateful to all those who made possible our solemn liturgical worship and beautiful celebrations this year. Of course, Fr. Deacon Kyrill! And to our choir and wonderful choir director Claire MacKenzie. The singing was magnificent!! Thank you Steve Logan for the arduous task of updating our Service books. Thank you to Taryn Rosenquist and Daniel Yoder who drove from Redding to join us. Truly, those in attendance did not know if they were in Heaven or on earth!
A special thanks to our readers, acolytes, helpers and monitors.
Finally a huge thank you to Fr. Vito Perrone, COSJ, who celebrated the All-night Vigil and served the Divine Liturgy of Pascha for our community this year. I think everyone is in agreement that Father is a saint!
Because of a serious heart condition the long Services of Holy Week were extremely difficult for me this year; in fact, by Saturday morning they were beyond my physical capacity and I had to stop. Soon my cardiologist will be performing another necessary surgical procedure that will open up blood flow to a second major artery of my heart; thus increasing my strength and energy. I am therefore also grateful to have a brilliant interventional cardiologist.
You and your loved ones are always in my prayers.
May the blessing of the Lord be upon you through His grace and love for mankind, always, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Father Kevin Kennedy
4/7/21 – Reopening the OLF Chapel for Sunday 10:00 am Divine Liturgy
Dear Parishioners and Friends. We have reviewed our service schedule and are pleased to announce that, effective Sunday, April 11, we will resume regular Sunday Divine Liturgy services at 10:00 am in our OLF chapel.
Please be aware that the chapel maximum capacity is 10 attendees. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis. When we reach capacity, we will not be able to accommodate any additional attendees.
With the exception of Pascha, all services will be celebrated in the OLF Chapel. We intend to post specific weekly service schedules by the middle of each week. Please be aware that circumstances may warrant last-minute changes.
Pascha: We will celebrate the All-Night-Vigil for Pascha next door in Saint Monica’s church. The service begins at 11:30 pm Saturday evening, May 1. Please note that due to coronavirus restrictions, there will be no social gathering/reception following the service.
In order to resume services successfully in the OLF chapel, by law we must adhere to the current federal, state, city and SF Archdiocese coronavirus safety protocols. At the end of this message we have included the detailed current OLF chapel safety protocols. These guidelines represent requirements, not suggestions. If you are unable or unwilling to follow our safety protocols, we ask that you not attend services with us at this time.
Based on our recent reopening experience, I wish to highlight some guidelines that need special attention:
• Everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times in the facility.
• Only the front entrance, chapel and first floor restroom are open for services. The remainder of the OLF facility is closed and is strictly off-limits.
• Entrance to the chapel is only from the Geary Boulevard entrance.
• The restroom can only be accessed from the rear/parking lot entrance.
• No social gatherings or social interactions are allowed inside the facility.
• Parishioners must leave the facility immediately following the final prayers.
• No congregation singing or chanting is allowed.
We look forward to the resumption of the Sunday Divine Liturgy in our beloved OLF chapel. We ask for your cooperation in making this a reality.
Yours in Christ,
2/24/21 – OLF February/March Schedule of Services & Consent Form
Enclosed is the Schedule of Services for February/March as of 2/24, as well as the Consent Form. All parishioners and guests who plan to attend our services must print out, complete, and bring the form with them to the services. Thank you.