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Entries for March 2020

Dear Parishioners: First and foremost, we hope you and your family are safe, healthy, and adhering to our government’s direction to safeguard you and others in our community. We are in uncharted territory for sure. While we cannot get together as a Catholic Community, technology provides us the opportunity to still participate in mass through our TV’s and other social media means. While we hope this will run its course soon, we don’t know when we will be able to get together again. We need your prayers, and we still have bills to pay and are asking you to continue your contributions. Additionally, s...

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Keeping the Faith Amid COVID-19
This is a new, daily digital newsletter from OSV meant to help Catholics keep the Faith during this time of coronavirus. While parishes may be physically apart during this time, we want Catholics to be assured we are all in this together. Click the "Read More" button below to sign up for the newsletter. Sign up at: https://reply.osv.com/covid-19

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Prayer for a Pandemic

Posted on March 18, 2020 in: Prayers with Purpose

Prayer For A Pandemic May we who are merely inconvenienced  Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close. Remember those who have no options. May we who have to cancel our trips Remember those that have no safe place to go.  May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market Remember those who m...

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All public celebrations of the liturgy, as well as Liturgy of the Hours, Stations of the Cross, and all other group services, Bible studies and activities are to cease beginning immediately. The duty for priests is to continue celebrating Masses “sine populo”, and should include the assistance of at least one other adult minister if possible. All churches are to remain open to individuals for personal prayer, devotions and confessions. Holy Mass can also be viewed on TV or online at catholictv.org, EWTN, and the Catholic Faith Network. Sacrament of Reconciliation: It is reco...

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“Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1) God calls all of us to leave behind our old ways and to follow Him, placing our complete trust in Him. Some of the old ways that we may have to struggle to leave behind might be materialism, selfishness, and greed. Yet God promises to show us a new land and a better way to live. Remember what St. Teresa of Calcutta said, “God does not call us to be successful, God calls us to be faithful.”

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