For those who would like to plan ahead for Oblate events in 2021, the Solemnity of Saint Benedict will be transferred to Monday, March 22, 2021, since March 21 falls on a Sunday. A festive Mass will probably be celebrated at 4 p.m.
Oblates are welcome to attend events at the Archabbey on Monday, March 22, to celebrate the Solemnity of the Passing of Our Holy Father Benedict with the monastic community and other guests.
The schedule includes Mass at 4 p.m., supper at 5:15, Oblate ceremonies at 6:15, and Vespers at 7 p.m. The registration form that was included with the recent newsletter mailing should be sent to the Oblate Office by March 12.
The cost of the dinner, depending on the menu chosen, will range from $16.29 to $19.50.
At the suggestion of the Board of Advisors, no one will be obliged to pay, but free-will donations will be accepted at the time of the dinner.
Checks should be made out to Saint Vincent Archabbey. Oblates with e-mail addresses in the Directory are being polled regarding the choice of menu, the main dish being meat or fish or a vegetarian option for those who prefer it.