Bishop Zarama has requested all who are able return to Church in person beginning Easter Sunday. The elderly or sick continue to be excused as always. See his message below.
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Our Summer Schedule is in effect through Labor Day Weekend.
Please join us INSIDE the church or chapel for Mass.
5PM Holy Redeemer
5:30 PM Holy Trinity
7:30 PM Holy Trinity (BiLingual)
8AM Holy Trinity
9AM Holy Redeemer
11 AM Holy Trinity
11:30 AM Holy Redeemer
7:00 PM Holy Redeemer
Sunday Mass Obligation Has Returned to the Diocese of Raleigh
Beginning Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, Bishop Zarama has lifted the dispensation that has been in place for the Mass obligation for Sundays and Holy Days for the faithful in the Diocese of Raleigh.
For centuries, the Catholic Church has had in place an obligation for Catholics to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Importantly, the Church specifies that the elderly, sick, those with pre-existing health conditions or other vulnerable people are always dispensed from thisMass obligation. In some instances, the bishop or pastor may “lift the obligation” among the faithful. This may occur during severe weather, for instance. Most recently, this has been the case during the COVID pandemic.
As so many of the faithful gather for Easter Masses, Bishop Luis offers this reminder that the obligation to attend Mass is also an invitation to return to our churches and renew ourselves in receiving God’s love through the Eucharist.
“The doors of our churches are wide open,” said Bishop Luis. “Now let us open our hearts, embracing each other in community and fully embracing the gift of God’s love with an open and joyful heart.”
All Weekday Masses (or Communion Services when a priest is not available) will take place at Holy Redeemer by the Sea in Kitty Hawk at 9 AM Monday- Friday.
Holy Redeemer by the Sea
Location: 301 West Kitty Hawk Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Holy Trinity by the Sea Chapel
Location: 7335 Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
Anniversary of our Salesian Saints
The weekend of January 22nd and 23rd, Salesian Congregations and organizations around the world began a year-long Double Jubilee Anniversary observance of the 400th Anniversary of the death of St. Francis DeSales and the 450th Anniversary of the birth of St. Jane DeChantal. The life and teachings of these two Saints are the foundation of the ministry of the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales who staff this parish. Throughout this coming year, we will highlight important events and dates in the lives of St. Francis and St. Jane to mark the Jubilee and to help us grow in our understanding and appreciation of these two Saints. We marked the birthday of St. Jane DeChantal on January 23, 1572 and the feast day of St. Francis DeSales on January 24th, the day that marks his burial in Annecy, France in 1622.
May our celebration of these two Saints help us to live in the present moment where God’s grace is always found.
The Church will be closed and all activities canceled if a LOCAL State of Emergency is declared by Dare County or the Town of Kitty Hawk that includes mandatory evacuations or restrictions or prohibitions on travel in Kitty Hawk. Never put yourself at risk of accident or physical harm to come to Church in dangerous conditions, even if a delay or emergency has not been announced. We have been assured by the Diocese of Raleigh that the Catholic faithful are not obligated to attend Mass when prevented by unsafe travel conditions.
Since our new inclement weather policy governing closures and cancellations will now be tied to County and Municipality States of Emergency, we urge all parishioners to sign up for County Alerts.