Msgr. Bastress’ illness alters Mass schedule at Baltimore St. Alphonsus

In an email note from a kind reader, we are informed that Monsignor Arthur Bastress, 87, pastor of St. Alphonsus Church in Baltimore, has been a patient at Baltimore’s Mercy Hospital since Sunday afternoon suffering from infections in his left wrist and elbow, which may require surgery.

We ask that, in your charity, you pray for Msgr. Bastress’ full recovery to health of body and soul.

There will be no Friday Traditional Latin Mass at St. Alphonsus on October 31.  Traditional Masses for the November feasts and the 21st Sunday of Pentecost will be offered as scheduled, including an All Souls’ Day Mass at 7:00 pm.  Readers are advised to phone the parish office at 410-685-6090 for information about future Masses; information received at our website will be passed along as it becomes available.

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