Message from Father Anthony
My Dear People of God,
I hope this finds you well and healthy. I am sending this notice about a matter of confusion that has come to my attention. It is regarding the reception of Communion on the hand. This is a guideline but NOT a mandate. I have always been a proponent of the reception of the Eucharist on the tongue. I will never deny communion to anyone who wishes to receive on the tongue. If this is the reason that is keeping some of you from attending mass at “Our Lady of Lourdes” or “St. Michael” please do not let this impede your coming to mass.
The only thing I am asking is to let me give Communion to those who wish to receive it in the hand first. After that, I will return to the front and those who wish to receive on the tongue can come forward and kneel at the altar rail or kneeler and receive. The safest way for me to protect myself and others is to ask you to be careful not to lick my fingers. That happens more often than not, believe me. If it should happen, I want to be near hand sanitizer to use immediately so that I do not pass any germs or viruses to the next person.
I wish God’s Blessings on all of you and be assured of my prayers for you and your families. I look forward to seeing you at Mass. Again, as a reminder, if you are sick or at high risk, please stay home and watch our Mass filmed every Sunday at “St. Michael” and “Our Lady of Lourdes” and then posted on Facebook.
Wishing you all peace and love, Fr. Anthony
MASS SCHEDULE THIS WEEK - JULY 7 -12
Tuesday, July 7 NO MORNING MASS
Wednesday, July 8, 3:00-6:15pm Adoration at OLL
Wednesday, July 8, 6:30pm Evening Mass at OLL
Thursday, July 9, 8:30am Mass at OLL
Friday, July 10, 8:30am Mass at OLL
Saturday, July 11, 5:00pm Vigil Mass at OLL
Sunday, July 12, 8:00am Mass at St. Michael
Sunday, July 12, 10:30am Mass at OLL
Sunday, July 12, 1:00pm Spanish Mass at OLL
Sunday, July 12, 5:00pm Spanish Mass at OLL
Please join us on a journey of reading and reflecting together in the month of July on the Eucharist! We have a wonderful book available in the Church Office for each of you in English or Spanish for only $5.
Vinny Flynn's book "7 Secrets of the Eucharist" summons all Catholics to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ hidden in the Eucharist. The publisher has provided us with a special 50% discount on this wonderful educational and inspirational book!
Father Mitch Pacwa shares:
"We all need books like this one to help us grow spiritually, to remind us of what we are doing in the Mass, to summon us to receive Jesus Christ in the Eucharist with fuller awareness and participation in the infinite mystery that remains always beyond the total grasp of our minds and hearts."
The pandemic has hurt our community....we feel lost and confused. Some of us are isolated in our homes staying safe from the virus. Some of us are attending Mass and we are frustrated by all of the new guidelines and restrictions. We all need to be reminded that the Eucharist is alive...no matter how you receive it...in the hand, on the tongue or in spiritual communion!
The Eucharist is real and Mass is heaven on earth!
Please journey with us to rekindle Eucharistic amazement in our community!
Please sign up to receive weekly emails with more information to enhance your prayer and study of the "7 Secrets of the Eucharist".
The study begins on Monday, July 13th so please contact Mandee Johnson in the Church Office to reserve your book and to start receiving weekly emails.
Sign Up Today by emailing, texting or calling Mandee at
For more information about the book click here!
Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Michael Catholic Churches
103 Golf Club Lane, Springfield, Tennessee 37172
615-384-6200 | email@example.com
on Monday, July 6 at 7:59PM