Well, we find ourselves in difficult times but we can search for the light of Christ in this situation and see the opportunity we have to bring Christ into our homes and pray as families. We know the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Christian lives and we can still gain graces by praying during these difficult times and searching for Christ’s light.
Please be assured that Mass is still being celebrated and all of the Mass intentions are being remembered each day. I have included the Spiritual Communion prayer below and recommend that we pray this as a Parish family. For various reasons we may be prevented from receiving the Holy Eucharist at Mass. We may be in a state of mortal sin, or we could even be homebound and unable to leave our home to attend Mass. In these cases, the Church encourages us to make an act of “spiritual Communion,” where we unite ourselves to God through prayer. It is a beautiful way to express to God our desire to be united with Him when we are unable to complete that union in the reception of Holy Communion.
Please continue to visit our Parish website frequently for the latest schedule and any important updates. Christ is and always will be the center of our Parish and we pray that His light shine on us and lead us through these challenging days.
Peace, Fr. Mike
AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
I believe that Thou art in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things, and I long for Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou hast already come, I embrace Thee and unite myself entirely to Thee; never permit me to be separated from Thee.