At this time, masks are now optional for all participants in liturgies held in our Catholic churches. Masks may continue to be worn at the discretion of the individual. Ministers of the Eucharist are asked to continue to wear masks when distributing Communion for the protection of the vulnerable and those who may not be able to be vaccinated.
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER
My Jesus, I believe you are really here in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you more than anything in the world, and I hunger to receive you. But since I cannot receive Communion at this moment, feed my soul at least spiritually. I unite myself to you now as I do when I actually receive you.
PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC
You always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you,
Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, salvation of the World,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon Himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.