Parish and Diocesan Updates

As it pertains to the continuing Covid 19 outbreak

TRYING TO KEEP PEOPLE HEALTHY

A note from your pastor

  (posted 03/26/20)

Father Meade will be celebrating a live- streamed Mass at 10:30  on Sundays from St. Andrew the Apostle.  To view, go the Knights of Columbus Council 4047's Facebook page. and click on "Like" to view. If you are not signed up  on Facebook, the sign up process is easy and it is free!

Friends, I (Father Meade) will offer the Masses for the weekend privately. Even though they will be around the same time, please remain at home and join with me and each other in prayer. There is such a fear that mass contagion events could cause people to bring their illnesses, real or imagined, to the point of swamping hospital capacities. There is a real fear among many responsible persons that we could grind our health care providers to a halt. It is an act of charity to cooperate with our government and fellow citizens in maintaining order and  the prevention of contagion by maintaining social distancing of some six feet, avoiding physical contact and frequent hand washing. 

   During Mass times, or throughout the day, join with your pastor in the following devotions patterned on the Mass:

      1. Ask for the forgiveness of your sins and pray an Act on Contrition

      2. Pray for an end to the flue season and for the health of all the sick

      3. Open your Bibles to the Sunday readings (1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41)

      4. If you really want some penance, read my homily notes published on my Pastor's page (click on Homily                        Notes  at the top of the page.

      5. Offer your own intercessions for our Pope and Church, our nation, remedies for illness, particular prayers for               those who care for the blind, your own special intentions, and prayers for the faithful departed

      6. Perfect your praying with the Lord's Prayer

      7. Ask Jesus to spiritually commune with you until the happy day that we can all receive the Blessed Sacrament              together at Mass again.

Bishop Robert McClory will be celebrating a live-streamed Mass at Holy Angels Cathedral on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. To view, go the the dcgary.org website and click on the link at the top of the page.

               

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