From the Pastor Archive

Update on Fr Luis’ condition and future masses (10/30/20)

Father Luis tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, October 29.  Fr. Luis returned to the office on Friday.  He is feeling well and is grateful for all of the prayers and support.

Father Luis will celebrate the 8:30 am Mass on November 1 in Spanish this weekend.  Father Chris Tipton and Fr. Ramon Baez will hear confessions on Saturday at the regular times (8:30 am & 4 pm) and will celebrate the remaining weekend masses.  Everything is back to a normal schedule.

Nota sobre la condicion de Padre Luis y misas en el futuro (10/30/20)

Padre Luis fue examinado del COVID-19 el jueves, 29 de octubre y los resultados salieron negativos.  Padre Luis regresó a la oficina el viernes.  Se siente bien y esta agradecido por las oraciones y el apoyo.

Pare Luis celebrará la misa de las 8:30 am el domingo, noviembre 1 en español.  El Padre Tipton y el Padre Ramon escucharán confesiones el sabado al horario regular (8:30 am & 4 pm) y celebrarán las otras misas del fin de semana.  Todo ha regresado a su horarion normal.

Update #4 On Holy Family Catholic Church COVID-19 and Fr. Luis Quiñones (10/28/20)

Today is the last day of Fr Luis’ period of isolation.  Fr. Luis is feeling well.    Masses, Confessions and Holy Hour continue as normal.  Thank you for your prayers.

Update #3 On Holy Family Catholic Church COVID-19 and Fr. Luis Quiñones (10/23/20)

All Masses and confession times will be celebrated at the normal times for the  weekend of October 24-25.  Fr. Baez and Fr. Tipton will celebrate all of the masses and confessions.  Deacons Joe Santiago and Helio Gomez, who also tested negative, will be assisting at the masses.

We thank you for your continued support and your prayers.  Fr Luis Quiñones continues to recover.

Nota de información de la Parroquia de la Sagrada Familia y Padre Luis Quiñones con El COVID-19 (10/23/20)

Las misas del fin de semana con los horarios de confesiones serán celebradas el 24-25 de octubre.  El Padre Ramon Baez y el Padre Tipton celebrarán todas las misas y confesiones.  Los diaconos Joe Santiago y Helio Gomez, que salieron negativos, asistirán durante las misas.

Muchas gracias por su apoyo y sus oraciónes.

Update #2 On Holy Family Catholic Church COVID-19 and Fr. Luis Quiñones

This is the latest on Fr. Luis Quiñones condition.  As of 10 am on October 22, Fr. Quiñones is doing much better.  He was able to get some sleep and is very grateful for the prayers and the food he has been receiving.  He is currently in his room in the parish rectory.

Fr. Ramon Baez tested negative for COVID-19 and celebrated Holy Mass on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 9 am.  Fr. Tipton is also back at JP The Great High School since he tested negative.  Neither one is staying at the parish rectory, but staying with relatives in the area.

The parish office and school continues to operate without disruption.

The Eucharistic Adoration on Friday will take place as normal beginning after the 9 am mass on October 23, 2020 until noon time.

Masses will continue to be celebrated at the normal times for the rest of the week, including the Vigil and Sunday Masses for the weekend of October 24-25.  Fr. Baez and Fr. Tipton will celebrate all of the masses.  Deacons Joe Santiago and Helio Gomez, who also tested negative, will be assisting at the masses.

We thank you for your continued support and your prayers.

Nota de información de la Parroquia de la Sagrada Familia y Padre Luis Quiñones con El COVID-19

Esto es lo ultimo del Padre Luis Quiñones.  Al las 10 am el 22 de octubre, Padre Luis Quiñones esta mejorando.  El pudo dormir muy bien y esta agradecido de todas las oraciones y la comida que ha recibido.  El continua quedandose en su cuarto.

Padre Ramon Baez salio negativo del examen del COVID-19 y celebró la misa de la parroquia este jueves, octubre 22 a las 9 am.  El Padre Chris Tipton regresó a las escuela Juan Pablo II ya que el probó negativo del examén del COVID-19.  Ninguno de los dos estan durmiendo en la rectoria pero se estan quedando con sus familias.

La oficina parroquial y la escuela estan operando normalmente.

La Exposición al Santísimo continuará como siempre después de la misa de las 9 am el 23 de octubre hasta el mediodia.

Las misas continuarán a sus horas normales por el resto de la semana, incluyendo la Vigilia el sabado y las misas dominicales para el fin de semana del 24-25 de octubre.  El Padre Ramon Baez y el Padre Tipton celebrarán todas las misas.  Los diaconos Joe Santiago y Helio Gomez, que salieron negativos, asistirán durante las misas.

Muchas gracias por su apoyo y sus oraciónes.

Statement for the Parishioners of Holy Family:

We regret to inform you that one of our priests, Father Quinones, has tested positive with COVID-19.  Father has authorized us to release his name. First, we ask all parishioners to pray for Father.  Father Baez and Father Tipton were NOT in close contact with Father Quinones. Out of an abundance of caution, Father Baez and Father Tipton are stepping out of public activity for a day or two while they get tested.  If their test results are negative, they will return to public activity promptly, and we will communicate with the parish community.

While COVID is serious, most people have mild illnesses and are able to recover at home[1].   Father Quinones is taking steps in according with the CDC guidelines, “What To Do If You Are Sick.” Father Quinones will self-isolate at the rectory for 10 days since his symptoms started.[2]

We are notifying all persons who have been in “close contact” with Father Quinones over the past three days, and they are encouraged to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms of COVID in accordance with CDC Guidelines, “What To Do If You Are Sick.2

Close contact is defined as being with someone infected at less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes.  If you were in close contact with Father Quinones (less than 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes), you are encouraged to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms.  If you had incidental contact, you are encouraged to monitor symptoms like everyone should do during this pandemic.

Our intention is to continue with weekday and weekend Masses unless the priests’ test results require a change of direction.

Please check the parish website for updates.

Out of an abundance of caution, we will clean the church and the church office within the next 24 hours, to include all common surfaces such as door handles, light switches, bathrooms, etc.

We conclude, by asking all of you to please pray to Our Lord and Our Lady for protection from the illness and a safe recovery for those infected.