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COVID-19 Updates

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Here we are at Thursday again!

 

Let me jump right in and announce we have received APPROVAL to begin Masses this weekend. We are official! It is great news with many buts! We have tried to condense a 59-page manual of guidelines into a summary of basic procedures which I will attach. A few of the things to remember: The obligation to attend Mass is still dispensed for EVERYONE. If you are over the age of 65, in the vulnerable category or are immunocompromised, the recommendation is to stay home. You MUST wear a mask (ages 3 and older). There will be more walking than normal, and you will not choose your seat. Mass times have changed, and capacity based on social distance is 306! Our approval does not allow us to seat anyone in the Chapel or Commons. We will be heartbroken to turn anyone away. We are not allowed to exceed that number and we pray that you will understand. We recognize that this is far from perfect and we know that we will learn through our experiences. Please be patient.


MASS TIMES ARE: 4:30PM VIGIL MASS; 7:30PM SPANISH MASS WITH LIVESTREAM; SUNDAY 7:00AM, 10:00AM WITH LIVESTREAM, 1:00PM.

 

Someone today mentioned that we are now a part of history. Of course, every day we are a part of our own history, but those words struck me and made an impression. Someday years and years from now students will be in History class and just as we studied the Bubonic Plague, or the Spanish flu, they will study this time we are living through – the time of the Covid-19 Pandemic. I don’t know about you, but I hope I don’t go down in History as a part of time where people cared only about themselves and the country was divided and heaven forbid, churches too. We must rise together even in our own disappointments, fears, and trials. I pray we, as Catholics we will emerge as leaders of a Faith united as the Body of Christ. Our Catholic teachings do not allow us to be selfish or self-serving nor can we be self-righteous or have rash judgement of others. If we are to be a part of this history of the Pandemic, then together through prayer and compassion and humility may we be the light of Christ shining through as a beacon of hope and healing to a nation, a world that is in need of our Savior. It would seem impossible for one person to make this difference, but one person made all the difference. His name is Jesus and we are members of His body! Go, make a difference and be the history you want the world to know.

 

Toni

 

May 21, 2020

 

My friends, today was a hard day but an incredibly spiritual day. To walk a journey with those who have lost someone way too young and be inspired by their faith even in extreme grief and to have the privilege to offer God’s comfort and love is a day to remember. Each of us have experienced in our own lives the loss of someone dear and precious to us. Do we celebrate the life, or do we dwell in the grief? Sacred scripture reminds: There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. A time to give birth, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. I encourage you to read Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3. It shares great wisdom and rich messages not only in times of grief but also in ordinary days that can be both hard and spiritual. Today, every day may we celebrate all life, but especially our own and the lives of those we love and have loved.

 

May God Bless You.

Fr. Eric

 

 

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

 

 

 

Sunday, March 15, 2020: Click here...


CLICK HERE for the latest prevention measures from the DIOCESE OF RICHMOND.

 

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.