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Questions Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines
Recent concerns have been raised about the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine and its use of abortion-derived stem cells in its development and production.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has recently come out with a statement addressing this issue. They have stated that: "While we should continue to insist that pharmaceutical companies stop using abortion-derived cell lines, given the world-wide suffering that this pandemic is causing, we affirm again that being vaccinated can be an act of charity that serves the common good".
In short, it is morally permissible to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The USCCB simply asks Catholics, when it is possible, to prefer the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines over the Johnson & Johnson option. At the same time, the USCCB recognizes that this may not be possible, and given the extreme danger posed by Covid-19, "it is morally acceptable to receive Covid-19 vaccines that have used cell lines".
You can check out the full statement here.
Updated COVID-19 Protocols from the Diocese of Austin (March 5, 2021)
The Diocese of Austin has issued updated guidelines regarding safe worship practices. In short, parishes are instructed to return to pre-pandemic schedules with regards to Mass times. But parishioners are still encouraged to wear masks and maintain safe distances when attending Mass. You can the full letter and mandates from the diocese here.
Mass Live Streaming
Click on the link below to get instructions on how to live stream Masses at Sacred Heart Rockne and St. Mary's String Prairie:
Live Streaming Masses
If you plan to attend Mass in person, please be sure to read and follow the instructions below.
Thanks to Deacon Alvin for his hard work in making this happen.
Online offertory and collection is now available for Sacred Heart Rockne. There is a permanent link located in the button panels below, or you can access the page directly using this link:
Information Regading Sacred Heart Online Giving
Online giving is a great way to support our church while we are prevented from coming together in the Mass as we continue to battle the Coronavirus pandemic with social distancing.
RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. RCIA is the normal process by which non-Catholics can enter the Catholic Church. However, RCIA classes are open to anyone, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, wishing to learn more about the Catholic faith.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, RCIA classes are only being offered online this year. We have classes using Google Meet on scheduled Sunday class days from 9:30 to 10:30AM. You can find a calendar of scheduled class dates and topics on our web page:
Sacred Heart Website RCIA Page
Want to sit in on a class? It's simple. At the date and time of the scheduled RCIA meeting, just click on the meeting link below:
If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me directly. My contact information is:
Bastrop County is conducting a survey about internet usage with the ultimate goal of improving bandwidth and connection. Please consider taking the survey:
Bastrop Count Internet Survey
Updated Mass Schedule
At this time, Sacred Heart Rockne will offer the following Weekend Masses, all in Holtman Hall:
- Saturday 5:00 PM
- Sunday 8:00 AM
- Tuesday 7:00 AM
- Thursday 7:00 AM
There will be no Masses Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Masses will be live streamed when possible.
Eucharistic Adoration will be after 7AM Mass and will continue until 10PM.
Confessions will be held on Fridays from 5:30 to 7:00PM in Holtman Hall.
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