"In the sight of angels I will sing your praises, Lord" (Pslam 138)
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The host should be placed in the hand in a manner so as to avoid any skin-to-skin touching. While wearing a mask, the faithful should establish a clear open palm pad for the minister to place the host on. Stepping to the side, they should take the host with their opposite hand, pull the mask down, consume the Eucharist, and then replace their mask
Because you won’t be able to come to Mass, please make a Spiritual Communion. You can pray this as many times as you wish each day. Here is the prayer:
An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Keep calm, trust in the Lord. Matthew 8:23-27. He got into a boat and His disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then He got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm. The men were amazed and said, “What sort of man is this, whom even the winds and the sea obey?”
Confession is good for the soul—be reconciled. John 20:19-23. On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, he showed them His hands and His side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. [Jesus] said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”
Some good Youtube Videos to watch:
A. Manifesto of Faith (good for the entire family)
B. Confidence in God (adults)
Or search these key words: youtube sensus fidelium ripperger confidence in God
C. The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharistic (to ponder for Eucharistic Adoration)
Or search key words: St. Anthony Hunger for the Most Blessed Sacrament sensus fidelium
Parish Catechesis Update March 14, 2020faithformationlettermarch14(1)
Thursday mornings during the school year
A website blog by Fr. Alan Hartway, CPPS, with homiletic explorations in communion,community, and evangelization at www.vineyardsofen-gedi.net. The blog has two main parts, each focusing on following Sunday readings. Under Homiletic Notes, Fr. Alan reflects daily during the week before on the following Sunday readings and how the readings apply to our lives today. Under Lectionary and Catechism you will find a worksheet for each reading that cites every instance that the Catechism uses a reading to support a teaching of our faith. These worksheets can be printed and used personally or in groups. The questions follow a pattern: Know Your Faith, Live Your Faith, and Share Your Faith.
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