The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM; Fr. James Orthmann will preside and preach.
Because Abbot Robert will be driving up to Genesee Abbey, near Rochester New York, for that community’s Abbatial Blessing, and Fr. Vincent will be cooking, they will be absent from the community Mass. We will celebrate in a simpler manner. All communion will be distributed from the main Altar; no monk will be coming to the back of church for the Guest Communion. The unique exception, after everyone else has received, is communion for the infirm: Fr. James will come to the Guest section to communicate the host to anyone who cannot walk up to the main altar.
Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will be celebrated after Vespers with two meditations from Scripture read rather than singing.