Answer questions about stay at home order (English)

Hey Maureen here. Many people have been reaching out with questions and concerns regarding the stay home order.

To answer your question we can’t indiscriminately pull people over (whether stay at home order or not). If people are driving during the duration of the order it is assumed they are complying with the restrictions as listed on the governors order.

Second I’m not sure what other jurisdictions may have in place regarding travel out of county to work. But again, the governors order list what types of work is allowable.

Last on distributing tortillas, they would have to fall under one of the categories/sections of the governors order.

We have no intent to be heavy handed during this crisis. People are already under a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety about the unknown and we don’t want to add to that if we don’t need to.

If we receive investigation calls/reports about larger than 10 people gathering. or other violations of the governors restrictions, we will look into it.

If you have any specific questions or concerns from the community, please reach out and I will try my best to get an answer.

Holy Week Online Masses with Bishop Jugis

Go to the Diocese of Charlotte’s YouTube Channel for following Masses streamed online from St. Patrick’s Cathedral: Palm Sunday April 5 at 11 AM,  Chrism Mass Tuesday, April 7 at 10 AM, Mass of the Lord’s Supper Thursday April 9 at 7 PM with Eucharistic Adoration online  until midnight, Good Friday April 10 at 3 PM, Easter Vigil Saturday April 11 at 8 PM, and Easter Sunday April 12 at 10 AM.  


Maureen Dougher and Margie Henry are donating eggs to about 33 families that have lost their income.  The demand is too much for the hobby chicken farmers’ output of eggs.  So, if you would like to help, put $5.00 in an envelope and mail it to Maureen at 2197 Zion Rd, Morganton, NC 28655.  She will in turn purchase eggs and deliver them to those in need.  Thanks for your generosity and compassion.

BUCM volunteering cancelled

Starting today, March 31, soup kitchen volunteers do not need to go to BUCM as arrangements have been made for a different group to prepare and plate meals for carryout distribution.  This is temporary and will be re-evaluated on April 30.  Thanks. Steve Schoeberle