We have received instructions from the Diocese of Palm Beach regarding Holy Week:
Palms are not to be blessed and distributed on Palm Sunday. Once the pandemic ends, Bishop Barbarito will designate a Sunday when the palms will be distributed throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach.
The Liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday will be celebrated privately. We are working on a schedule to record and / or live stream Masses at this time and will have the information available soon. We will post a schedule on all of our social media outlets.
The Easter sacraments for the Elect and Candidates will be postponed throughout the Diocese until a later date.
ALL ST. HELEN MINISTRIES, MEETINGS & EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED OR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to Palm Beach Diocese and government regulations regarding Church closures, regularly scheduled confessions are canceled until further notice. All of the faithful are given dispensation from Sunday obligations. If you require confession for a serious matter call the parish office to schedule an appointment.
Televised Sunday Mass is available from the Diocese of Palm Beach: WATCH MASS AT HOME!
Helpful information from the CDC
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE: 772-226-4000
SCAM ALERT: Coronavirus fears being exploited for phising. What Happened?
While COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, is capturing attention around the world, cybercriminals are capitalizing on the public’s desire to learn more about the outbreak. There are reports of phishing scams that attempt to steal personal information or to infect your devices with malware, and ads that peddle false information or scam products.
In one example, a phishing email that used the logo of the CDC Health Alert Network claimed to provide a list of local active infections. Recipients were instructed to click on a link in the email to access the list. Next, recipients were asked to enter their email login credentials, which were then stolen.
What Should You Do?
- If you are looking for information on the coronavirus, visit known reputable websites like U.S. Center for Disease Control ( https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html ) or the World Health Organization ( https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus )
- Be on the lookout for phishing emails which may appear to come from a trusted source. Remember, you can look at the sender’s details – specifically the part of the email address after the ‘@’ symbol – in the ‘From’ line to see if it looks legitimate.
- Be wary of emails or phone calls offering unexpected or unprompted information. Also be aware of emails from unfamiliar sources that contain links or attachments. Do not click on these links, as they could be embedded with malware.
- Although social media companies like Facebook are cracking down on ads spreading coronavirus conspiracies and fake cures, some ads may make it past their review process. Remember, it’s best to seek information on the disease from official sources like those mentioned above.