We are all encountering challenging and confusing moments. We want to reassure you that we are here for you not only spiritually but in any other way we could assist you. Below please find resources that could be of help during this time. Please do not hesitate to call the parish office if we could assist you with anything.
1. Watch a Livestream of the Mass
We are making the effort to broadcast daily and Sunday Masses for as long as we need to. While digital participation can never replace actual presence at Mass, livestream Mass is a great way of keeping our connection with the Mass when it is not possible to be there in person.
2. Make a Spiritual Communion
An ancient practice of the Church for those who cannot be present at Mass is to make a spiritual communion. We have a simple prayer you can pray with longing in your heart to be united to Jesus. I know many who are too ill to attend Mass regularly, imprisoned, or in places where they are prevented from participating at Mass because of persecution or a shortage of priest have the regular practice of making a weekly, or daily, spiritual communion.
"I wish Lord to receive you with the purity, humility, and love with which your most Holy Mother received you, and with the fervor and spirit of the saints."
3. Read the Mass readings for the day (Sunday)
These can be found at usscb.org/bible by clickign on "Today's Readings". Magnificat (a daily prayer book) is also offering free digital resources during this time, including the Sunday readings and reflections.
Spend some time simply sitting and reflecting on the words you hear in the scripture. By thinking about the readings, asking questions, and listening to how God might respond in your heart, the Mass readings can provide spiritual nourishment to you and your loved ones.
4. Check in on those around you
Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.