Fr. Chris's weekly letter
to the SPA Family

May 30-31, 2020 Pentecost


Dear SPA Family,

The Pastor's Reopening Leadership Team members already has done an enormous amount of work required for the reopening of our church, yes for a limited number of attendees and worshipers, however I'm extremely happy that our state and archdiocesan official have allowed parishes to open slowly and cautiously their churches. The team and I have completed the required training, we reviewed reopening guidelines, and completed tasks assigned to all parishes as part of a reopening certification process to be approved by the Archdiocese. I would like to announce to all of you that

The Pastor's Reopening Leadership Team with the archdiocesan approval decided to REOPEN our church

on MAY 30th with Reconciliation at 11am.

Private Prayer will begin on June 1st:

Mondays 5-7pm; Wednesdays 8-10am, Fridays 5-7pm.


The more volunteers we have, the more we will be able to extend the Private Prayer time. Please become a volunteer.

NOTE: For Reconciliation and Private Prayer, 10 or fewer worshipers can be present in the church at any time.

If there are more people present for these occasions, then they will need to wait patiently for their turn in the designated areas. 


Funeral, Wedding & Baptism for 10 or fewer attendees/worshipers can be scheduled now.


The celebration of Public Daily and Sunday Mass is not yet allowed.


May God grant you His peace during this difficult time and may He manifest His love and presence to you in abundant ways.

Sincerely yours in Christ,


Fr. Chris D. Ciastoń


Become a volunteer and learn more about the Reopening Guidelines for attendees, worshipers, PLT Team, volunteers and presiders


In the  name of our parish, Our Lady of Refuge and its 4 Missions, I wish to thank Fr.Chris, Fr. Joe and all the wonderful  parishioners of St. Paul the Apostle  for your support. We greatly appreciate it.   I boarded the plane to go back to Texas on March 2nd and since then so much has  happened to change our lives.  Covid-19 has truly impacted everyone.  Hopefully soon,  we will be able to again  have  Masses  with people present and not just live-streaming. Let’s pray for each other and may God bless you and your families  for your generosity.

Padre Pablo


Let's join together in bringing our parish to our homes. How? Purchase a YARD SIGN and we will deliver it to your home contact-free! In this time of anxiety and separation, let's remind one another to keep the faith, have hope for a better future and trust that we will celebrate together again soon. Click here or on image above to purchase a sign for $20 and we will deliver it to your home beginning June 5th.

Questions? Email Tammy Oberstar at

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