Prayer against Corona Virus
Heavenly Father, Loving and merciful God, we worship and adore You. In faith, we come before You asking for mercy and forgiveness for our sins against You and Your creation.
In this time of anxiety and distress, we lift up to You the COVID-19 situation throughout the world.
Abba Father, we beg You to halt the spread of this disease and to grant healing and comfort to those afflicted. Please cover everyone with the Precious Blood of Your Son, Jesus and protect all of us, especially those in the medical field, from any infection and harm.
Lord Jesus, we beseech You to grace government leaders and medical experts with wisdom and knowledge to combat the spread of COVID-19 and to find a cure for it.
Holy Spirit Lord, please breathe peace and new life into everyone. May You grace us with a strong sense of social responsibility to do the necessary, and to be prudent and considerate in our actions. Bless all people to work together as one family of God and to be compassionate to one another.
Most Holy Trinity, we believe in You and we place all our hope in You. You are our strength and our shield; in
You our hearts trust; so we are helped, and our hearts exult, and with our song we give thanks to You.
Immaculate Conception, Mary our Mother, we seek your intercession for us, our loved ones, our communities and everyone in this world.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, our Messiah and King, we trust in You. (X3)
Let us not lose focus during this time of Lent which leads to Easter and let us not lose sight that Jesus constantly draws near to us.
Find time to meditate on the Sunday Readings with your children, gather your family and talk about the Gospel. Share your faith experience and how GOD is present to you with them and with friends, especially in the midst of a crisis.
Remember, that Jesus said, "Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them" (Mt. 18:20). Remember as well that our church is more than a building, it is our community.
As we pray for each other, let us ask God for the graces required to remain calm, to shower us with faith and hope.
COMMUNION RETREAT - March 21 - Due to COVID-19 situation this is postponed
CONFIRMATION RETREAT - March 28 - Due to COVID-19 situation this is postponed
RETREATS START PROMPTLY AT 9AM. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE. THANK YOU!
Holy Spirit Day - March 21 @ the Cathedral Mary Queen of the World. Called off March 12
The event is for all confirmation children and their Sponsor or a Parent.
* Parents who wish to combine their children celebrating their First Communion with their siblings doing Confirmation should choose the Confirmation celebration.
When: MAY 2, 2020 - Due to COVID-19 situation, the ceremonies are officially postponed. This is being rescheduled for Fall.
New date to be announced. (posted April 2)
** Families using Parish Photographer are asked to arrive AT LEAST 1 hour prior to the ceremony to take their photos. However the photographer will also be available after the celebration.
Agostino (Tino) Forte