"In the sight of angels I will sing your praises, Lord" (Pslam 138)
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Mass March 29, 2020
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Hello, Guardian Angels Family,
The peace of Christ be with you. It is a tough time for all of us. In this difficult time, let us all respond to each person and situation as Christ would. Please stay close to God. Here is our chance to grow in all the virtues, including: love, faith, hope, prudence, fortitude, etc. This is a time to examine our relationship with God and to be sure we are in His will, and to make the appropriate changes in our lives if we are off track.
In the midst of “the storm,” let us glorify God and work with Him to build up His Kingdom. Please pray every day as much as you can to mitigate the situation in which we find ourselves. I highly recommend the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, the Litany of the Saints, and to pray with the daily Mass readings. You know how much you can do and what your kids can handle.
Even though we are not allowed to have a public Mass until April, we will have Eucharistic Adoration and multiple sacraments available (Confession and Anointing of the Sick). The only rule the Archdiocese has is that we try to stay 6 feet apart. On Sunday, we are still working on a way to livestream a Mass. For now on Sunday, please watch the Sunday homily by searching on your computer the keywords: youtube EWTN daily Catholic Mass.
-Saturday, March 14. Eucharistic Adoration and Confession available, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
-Sunday, March 15. Eucharistic Adoration and Confession available, 9 – 11 a.m.
-Monday to Friday, March 16-20. Eucharistic Adoration and Confession available, 2 – 6 p.m.
(On Wednesday, March 18, I would like all children making their first confessions to come between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Teachers and parents will get specific instructions.)
We will pray the Litany of the Saints and a Rosary or Divine Mercy Chaplet every hour during Adoration.
We hope that as many parishioners as possible will come to the Church each day and pray for a while, making sacrifices to our Lord.
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 this week:
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
You can expect at least one letter each week. I will be offering Mass and my other prayers for you each day. For eight days already I have been praying for your protection and wellbeing regarding the virus. I will include now that your financial situations will work out.
Peace of Christ,
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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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