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COVID-19 Updates

July 29, 2020: Confirmation Mass #1



Monday, July 27, 2020

 

Hello Faith-filled Friends,

 

What wonderful messages our priests had this weekend about our treasure. How blessed are we that because of technical difficulties at 10AM we had a 2nd LIVESTREAM at 1PM, there are 2 opportunities on YouTube, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Virginia Beach, VA to hear both Fr. Cristiano’s message from the 10:00 AM Mass and to hear Fr. Dominic’s message from the 1:00 PM Mass. I would say God must want everyone to hear these messages. If you already heard Fr. Eric at the 4:30 PM Vigil Mass, you hit the jackpot with all 3!

 

This week, we begin what we are calling the faith trifecta! Confirmation, Catechumens/Candidates, and Communion. As announced this past Sunday, 67 of our youth will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday or Thursday evening at 7:00 PM. These liturgies will be Live on FACEBOOK so our parish family and additional family and friends of the Confirmands can join us.

 

On Sunday afternoon at 3PM, we will celebrate a private Mass for our Catechumens and Candidates (children, youth and adults) who have been preparing for the Initiation Sacraments for almost a year. (The Church will NOT be available for private prayer on Sunday afternoon.)

 

Finally, on Saturday, August 8th we will have 3 First Communion Masses for our children who eagerly await this very special day when they receive our Lord in the Eucharist for the very first time.

 

So many of our parish family share in this longing for the Sacraments and wait in hope that the day will soon come, when they too are able to safely return to the table of the Lord. We join our prayers with you, for that day. This is our special intention every day! While some of our parishioners, make the decision to come to Mass, it is very difficult for them to be in public, for others it is hard to wear the face covering and for others having to be directed to seats is completely unsettling. These times are a struggle for everyone, whether at home for your health and well-being or trying to come to Mass and taking the risk. We ALL need to remember we are in this together. We are in different places in our lives, different places on our journey and have had different experiences that define who we are. The bottom line is our focus on that CROSS where Jesus, scourged, crowned with thorns, and spat upon - hung for us! Nothing we endure will ever compare to His sacrifice, but it is that sacrifice that unites us as the Body of Christ. If we can put aside our differences and keep our eyes on that Cross, we will share in the joy of the Resurrection. That is the treasure of my heart! What is yours?

 

Toni

 

July 27, 2020


On a hot Monday at the end of July we look for refreshment. A quick dip in a pool, turning down the a/c, an iced cold beer, while those will provide some physical refreshment; in today’s climate (not just the weather), what we need is spiritual refreshment. Technology has been used for some very good resources during this Pandemic. You can stream a Mass every day from about everywhere in the world, you can listen to great spiritual music, you can attend a Zoom Bible Study, you can connect to FORMED. All of these are excellent and will help you grow in faith…but to refresh your soul, what you need most is quiet conversation with the Lord. I encourage each of you to find your own private place and to talk to the best listener you will ever find and be refreshed!


God Bless,

 

Fr. Eric

 

July 26: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

 

 July 26: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Fr Cristiano's Homily

 

 

26 de julio: Décimo Sexto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

 

 

Monday, July 20, 2020

  

July 21, 2020: Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

 

July 19, 2020: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

18 de julio del 2020: Décimo Sexto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

 

July 14, 2020: Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

 

July 12, 2020: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

11 de julio del 2020: Décimo Quinto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

 

July 5, 2020: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

June 21, 2020: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

20 de junio del 2020: Misa del Duodécimo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

 

 

June 13, 2020 Mass: Corpus Christi

  

13 de junio del 2020: Misa del Corpus Christi

  

 

June 7, 2020 Mass: Holy Trinity

 

6 de junio del 2020 Mass: La Santísima Trinidad

 

 

 

  

 

May 31, 2020: Pentecost Mass

 

30 de mayo del 2020: Misa de Pentecostés

 

 

May 24, 2020: Mass of the Ascension of the Lord

 

23 de mayo del 2020: Misa de la Ascensión del Señor

 

May 22, 2020: Saint on the Move: Part 8

 

 

May 18, 2020: Saint on the Move: Part 7

 

May 17, 2020: Mass of the Sixth Sunday of Easter


16 de mayo del 2020: Misa del Sexto Domingo de Pascua

  

May 15: Saint on the Move Part 6


 

May 11, 2020: Saint on the Move: Part 5

 

May 10, 2020: Fifth Sunday of Easter Mass

 

9 de mayo del 2020: Misa del Quinto Domingo de Pascua

 
May 8, 2020: Saint on the Move: Part 4 
 

 

 

May 6, 2020: Weekday Mass: Fifth Week of Easter

 

 

 
May 4, 2020: Saint on the Move: Part 3
 
May 3, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Easter Mass 
 
May 2, 2020: Misa del Cuarto Domingo de Pascua

 

May 1, 2020: Saint on the Move: Part 2

 


    What to expect when we reopen


 

April 29, 2020: Third Week of Easter week Mass:

 

 

 
April 27, 2020: Saint on the Move: Part 1
 
April 26, 2020: Third Sunday of Easter:
 

April 25, 2020: Misa en español para el Tercer Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

 

 

 


 

 

April 19, 2020: Second Sunday of Easter

 

April 19, 2020: Divine Mercy Chaplet

 

18 de abril del 2020: Segundo Domingo de Pascua

 

 


April 12: Easter Sunday the Resurrection of the Lord

  

April 11: Easter Vigil Mass 

 

April 10: Good Friday: Friday of the Lord's Passion 

 

10 de abril: Viernes Santo: La Pasión de Nuestro Señor 

 

April 9: Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper

 

 



April 5, 2020: Palm Sunday Mass


April 4, 2020: Misa del Domingo de Ramos (Palmas)

 



 

March 31, 2020: Children's Stations of the Cross -- Sister Brenda

 


 

MARCH 29, 2020: LIVE VIDEO OF MASS FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT

 

28 DE MARZO DEL 2020: VIDEO EN VIVO DE LA MISA EN ESPAÑOL DEL 5TO DOMINGO DE CUARESMA

 


 

 

LIVE VIDEO OF SISTER BRENDA'S STATIONS OF THE CROSS: MARCH 25, 2020

 



MARCH 22, 2020: LIVE VIDEO OF MASS FOR THE 4YH SUNDAY OF LENT

 

21 DE MARZO DEL 2020: VIDEO EN VIVO DE MISA EN ESPAÑOL PARA EL CUARTO DOMINGO DE CUARESMA

 

 

 

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blessed sacrament   

Spiritual Communion Prayer

by Saint Alphonsus Liguori

 

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.