It’s that time of year again !! We are blessed as a parish community to have Frank Johnson, WBTW Chief Meteorologist, take time to help us be well informed as we enter hurricane season – Post includes our yearly Hurricane video message from Frank.
2020 PBOC disaster Booklet on link below
Saturday 5PM – Sunday 8AM – 10:30 AM
June 6th – Confessions resume 4pm in the Church
( see guidelines below )
Update on COVID – 19 – Coronavirus
We will continue to update our congregation on local streaming here at PBOC –
Please join us every Sunday at 10:30 am for our weekend Liturgy
COVID-19 UPDATE: CHANGES AS OF 6-21-20
Daily and Weekend Masses have resumed with DHEC-driven and Parish-driven restrictions:
It is important to note that until further notice, no one has an obligation to attend Mass, and therefore no sin is committed by anyone who does not attend Mass in person.
Those who are at risk from the virus because of age or infirmity are asked not to attend Mass until this pandemic is over. Since you do not have to come, you should not come if you are over 65, have diabetes, have cardiac or respiratory disease, have a compromised immune system, or have any of the other risk factors identified by the CDC. Put most simply: do not come to Mass if you should not be in groups or even if you are just concerned about the risk of infection for any reason whatsoever.
Remember these important things if planning to attend Mass:
• 3 Masses each weekend at our regularly-scheduled times – 10:30 Mass will continue to be STREAMED.
• Doors of the church will open 30 minutes prior to Mass start time.
• Attendance in the sanctuary will be limited to 150.
• Lavatories will not be available for use.
• Attendees are required to wear a face mask – the parish will not have masks for distribution. Please note! Cover both nose and mouth.
• Ushers will seat you as you enter – to maximize seating capacity in the sanctuary.
• Use only front Narthex doors for entry and departure.
• Collection baskets will be available as you enter for placement of your weekly offertory.
• Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass. By hand is preferred—by tongue (by priest only) wait until last. You will then exit immediately following through the front church doors to avoid congregating in the narthex or in the front of the church.
• For those requiring Communion be brought to them in the pews, they will remain seated and Father or Deacon will administer to them at their pews.
• Private Confession has resumed at PBOC:
Held in the chapel with social distancing limits
Prepare confession at home and keep it brief
Do not sit in church pews before Confession
(disinfecting issue). Line up 6 ft apart in church
For counseling/issues make appointment with priest at another time outside of confession setting
Leave confessional space after absolution
Penance to be done at home
• There still will be no Communion Calls/Visits to hospitals, nursing homes, or private homes until further notice.
• The sole exception to the above policy is the celebration of the final sacraments for those in danger of death. If you need a priest for the Anointing of the Sick or Last Rites, please call our emergency line here at PBOC.
• Printed copies of the Sunday bulletin are available in the church narthex, and in a digital version on our website.
As we continue to expand use of our worship space, Our Bishop has asked for us to help facilitate smaller parish ministries in allowing them to meet. After some discussion I have come to a decision that we will begin by limiting activities to groups no greater than 15 and have them meet in our church chapel. The reason for this decision is that disinfecting used areas has to be accomplished after each organized gathering of parishioners. The church building is currently sanitized daily and open during the day Mon.-Fri. from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
We will continue to keep our Parish life Center and Founders Hall closed for use due to those very concerns regarding required disinfecting after exposure.
We have begun to reach out to some groups that we feel would fall within these parameters. If you have a question about whether a ministry you’re involved with could utilize the Chapel, please reach out to Ellen Sullivan in the Parish Office 843-237-3428 ,ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to be joining as a community again.
In these challenging times – Precious Blood wanted to send out a list of some resources that can be accessed from your homes:
Precious Blood will stream our Sunday Mass at 10:30 AM on our website www.pbocchurch.com and on our Facebook page.
Additional Streaming links for Masses and liturgies:
Saint Michaels Catholic church
• There will be a Mass live streamed daily (Monday-Friday) at 8 am. Weekend Masses will be streamed on Saturday at 4 pm, Sunday at 7 & 11 am and 1 pm in Spanish. We will also be streaming Stations of the Cross with Exposition and Benediction Tuesday through Friday at 6 pm. The live streaming of Masses is also available on our Facebook page and You Tube Channel (Saint Michael Catholic Church)
The Diocese of Charleston:
• will livestream Masses from the Chapel of the Holy Family at our Pastoral Center during the following days and times at facebook.com/DioceseChas and YouTube.com/DioceseChas:
• https://charlestondiocese.org/ – Diocese website
Other Catholic Resources:
Vatican YouTube channel:
FORMED : Find the tools and inspiration you need to GIVE your community the gift of FORMED,GUIDE them to engage with beautiful Catholic content, and GO out to form missionary disciples for Christ.
ONLINK BELOW – PARISH CODE IS RG38PD
Our Sunday Visitor :is a partner of Precious Blood that supplies are envelopes and other printed materials – they have shared some wonderful content with us :
OSV Coronavirus Response – Content for Diocese and parishes
• Prayer during an epidemic, written by Michael Heinlein (has reached more than 1 million people on social media)
• Our Sunday Visitor
o 35+ pieces of content on osvnews.com; more added every day
• Prepare to Lose by Lenny DeLorenzo
• A comprehensive list of changes to Mass schedules
• The Why and How of Making a Spiritual Communion
o From the Chapel, daily reflections on life and faith in a time of uncertainty by Scott Richert
• Simply Catholic https://www.simplycatholic.com/
o Michael Heinlein and Gretchen Crowe (editor OSV newsweekly) daily live Night Prayer at 9:30 p.m.
• Teaching Catholic Kids https://teachingcatholickids.com/
o Making downloads available on website (previously only offered in newsletter)
o Working on guide to Holy Week/Easter at home with your family
• The Priest/The Deacon – https://www.thepriest.com/ https://www.the-deacon.com/
o Father David Bonnar writing a regular blog on ThePriest.com from the perspective of a pastor
• Radiant https://radiantmagazine.com/
o Editor Ava Lalor doing more “live” events
EWTN (Vatican Time: http://www.thecatholictelegraph.com/covid-19-ewtn-holy-week-schedule/64851)