Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church

Congregation Mary Immaculate Queen(CMRI)
Bishop Mark Pivarunas
Parish Rectory in Omaha Nebraska - 402-571-4404 - www.cmri.org

Parishioners of Our Lady of the Snow

The following note is from His Excellency Bishop Pivarunas.

As Catholics, we have to set a good example to our neighbor by obeying lawful civil authority. At this time, the President of the United States has issued guidelines for the next 15 days in order to protect the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions from contracting this virus as it could be fatal to them. His other concern is that our healthcare system is not able to provide sufficient medical care to large numbers. It is prudent that we abide by these guidelines not only for the welfare of those most vulnerable, but also that a large number of our faithful avoid mandatory quarantine in the event that even one parishioner should come down with this virus.

Therefore, for the next 15 days, we should cancel all public Masses; however, our churches and chapels should remain open for the faithful to be able to pray privately. Also, our priests should add in their Masses and "oratio imperata" for the containment of the virus and the health of our parishioners.

Sincerely in Jesus and Mary,
Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI

Fr Benedict has extended the schedule of Masses live-streamed from Mary Immaculate Queen Church.
Mary Immaculate Queen live streaming Mass
Note that the times shown are in the Pacific region.
Monday through Friday at 7:00 a.m.
Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
Sunday at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
In addition: High Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Feast of Saint Joseph (March 19) and Feast of the Annunciation (March 25):

* The Rosary will be prayed one-half hour before Saturday and Sunday Masses.
* We will be giving Sunday sermons, even though the church is empty.
It is my prayer that this service will be a source of grace to our parishioners, as we continue through this trying period.

In Jesus and Mary,
Fr. M. Benedict, CMRI

Feast of the Purification

We welcome anyone who may be visiting Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church, please feel free to ask any questions and join us after Mass for our usual socializing. Please feel free to browse through any of our literature. Extra head coverings and Missals are at the back of the chapel. Remember Communion may only be received by Catholics who observe the Traditional teachings of the Catholic Church and have completed a three hour fast. Also, please observe the rules of modesty: women and girls please wear dresses/skirts and head coverings and men should wear dress slacks and ties to Mass out of respect for Our Lord and His Church.

"Forget the little troubles that others may cause you; keep up no resentment for the inconsiderate or unfavorable words that may have been said about you; excuse the mistakes and awkward blunders of which you are the victim; always make out good intentions for those who have done you wrong by imprudent acts or speeches; in a word, smile at everything, show a pleasant face on all occasions, maintain an inexhaustible fund of goodness, patience, and gentleness. Thus you will be at peace with all your brethren; your love for them will suffer no alteration, and their love for you will increase day by day. But above all, you will practice in an excellent manner Christian charity, which is impossible without this toleration and indulgence at every instant." Francis Xavier Lasance