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Weekend Masses Cancelled-We have some updates on precautions Bishop Walkoviak is taking within our diocese. In summary this includes the cancelation of Saturday evening and Sunday Masses.… ...
Please see my reflection on Sunday's Gospel. Although we are unable to gather together for Mass let us be united in prayer as we celebrate the day of the Lord. May the love of Christ grow within your hearts this Lenten season.
I have been praying these past couple of weeks with many different things on my mind. As I talk with different people and parishioners it is clear that we all have different reactions to the crisis we are currently facing. We must remember that we are bound together in faith.
Our Gospel this weekend for the fifth Sunday of Lent is that of the raising of Lazarus. Many people gathered to mourn his death and Jesus comes four days after he passed. It is clear that each person responds in their own way. The disciples fear for their life knowing that Jesus is in danger going so close to Jerusalem. Jesus encounters both Mary and Martha and they both are saddened. Jesus even wept.
I am sure that we can perhaps see ourselves in the current crisis that we are facing. Each of us has much to say and think and most importantly pray about. We can lament different aspects of the circumstances we find ourselves in. It can even be easy to forget about the faith that we have and focus too much on the negativity that can surround us. We can remain focused too much on the difficulty faced rather than see it as an opportunity.
What does Jesus ultimately do? He goes to the tomb and call Lazarus out. Jesus raised a dead man! Not only does He raise Lazarus but many of those who saw what happened or ever heard about it began to believe in Jesus. Jesus can do some amazing things if we only take a step back and watch and see how Jesus is present.
I invite all of us to take a look back these day when we are away from our normal routines. Perhaps you are having more meals as a family together. Take advantage of that time. With the kids home from school there are many things that they can learn away from the classroom. Devote some time to a hobby and think and pray about the gift that we have been given. Yes we are in a tough situation but good always comes out of difficulties. Marvel in the creation around us.
Jesus rose Lazarus and that is a great thing. What is even more powerful is that many more began to believe in Jesus. May this time when we are unable to gather allow the desire for the Eucharist and our parish community to grow all the more. We have an opportunity these days, let us take advantage of it.
Please know that you are all in my daily prayers. I am happy to know that so many of you cling to the faith that you have. Let us all unite together in prayer each day. I am also thankful for those who continue to send in their contributions to the parish. I am glad that we remain connected in these unprecedented times. ...
WATCH LIVE on FRIDAY: Join Pope Francis on Friday, March 27 for a special Urbi et Orbi blessing from St. Peter's Square. The prayer and blessing will be broadcast on the Vatican News website (www.vaticannews.va/es.html) at 1 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. Rome time) Those participating in the live stream will have the opportunity to gain a Plenary Indulgence by meeting the additional requirements described here:
PLENARY INDULGENCE The prescribed work: • United spiritually through the media to the Pope’s special prayer and blessing on Friday, March 27 • The recitation of the Holy Rosary • The pious practice of the Way of the Cross • Or some other form of devotion, such as reciting the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer or a pious invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Usual Conditions: • A spirit detached from sin • Sacramental confession (as soon as possible) • Eucharistic communion (as soon as possible) • Prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions _____________________________________________
EN VIVO el VIERNES: Únete al Papa Francisco el viernes 27 de marzo para una bendición especial de Urbi et Orbi desde la Plaza de San Pedro. La oración y bendición se transmitirá en el sitio web de Noticias del Vaticano (www.vaticannews.va/es.html) a la 1 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. hora de Roma) Aquellos que participen en la transmisión en vivo tendrán la oportunidad de obtener una Indulgencia Plenaria con cumplimiento de requisitos adicionales delineados aquí:
INDULGENCIA PLENARIA El trabajo prescrito: • Unirse espiritualmente a través de los medios de comunicación a la oración y bendición especial del Papa el viernes 27 de marzo • La recitación del Santo Rosario • La práctica piadosa del Vía Crucis • O alguna otra forma de devoción, como recitar el Credo, el Padre Nuestro, o una invocación piadosa a la Santísima Virgen María
Condiciones habituales: • Un espíritu desapegado del pecado • Confesión Sacramental (lo antes posible) • Comunión Eucarística (lo antes posible) • Oración por las intenciones del Santo Padre ...