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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   3rd Sunday of Easter                     April 26, 2020 

    

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH—CLOSED FOR NOW 

Pastor: (Rev) Simon deGale; Secretary: Ms Hayde Ayala; Office: 416-429-4000; HoursFr Simon is monitoring 

phones.

Email: saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com. Website: http://saintjohnxxiiiparish.ca/

ShareLife: https://www.sharelife.org/Public/Home.aspx

Sunday Mass—CANCELLED FOR NOW—Fr Simon says daily Mass for your intentions.

Baptism—EMERGENCY: see front page of website: http://saintjohnxxiiiparish.ca/

Reconciliation (confession)—BY APPOINTMENT: 416-429-4000

Anointing of the Sick—EMERGENCIES CALL 416-429-4000 OR 416-737-0760

Marriage: See Fr Simon before setting a date.

RCIA : If you know someone who wishes to become Catholic speak to priest.

Catholic Cemeteries: Head Office: 416-733-8544

SACRED HEART SATUTE—ON LEFT SIDE OF CHURCH

TODAY IS OUR SECOND SHARELIFE COLLECTION WEEKEND

As  we  “Live  the Gospel  by  providing  for  those  in  need,”  we  are  reminded  of  the
Gospel value to “love one another as I have loved you.” Through ShareLife, we are
able  to  bring  this  value  to  life  through  the  work  of  over  40  agencies,  caring  for
families in crisis, people with special needs, the elderly, immigrants and refugees,
and children and youth.

In  addition,  our  support  provides  for  the  formation  of  our  clergy  and  for
international programs in the developing world.

I  invite  you  to  join  me  in  making  a  contribution  to  ShareLife  during  the  second
collection this weekend. Envelopes can be found in the pews. On behalf of those
who are served by our agencies, I thank you for your generosity.

Sincerely, Fr Simon

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   3rd Sunday of Easter                     April 26, 2020 

    

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

                                                                               !2

HERE ARE 5 WAYS TO KEEP SUNDAY HOLY

IN COVID 19 TIMES

1. Watch a live-stream of the Mass
The  Archbishop,  Cardinal  Collins,  will  be  live-streaming
daily  Mass  from  St.  Michael's  Cathedral  Basilica  at
7:30 a.m. Monday through to Sunday.

While  digital  participation  can  never  replace  actual
p r e s e n c e  a t  M a s s ,  l i v e - s t r e a m  M a s s  h t t p s : / /
www.archtoronto.org  is  a  great  way  of  keeping  our
connection  with  the  Mass  when  it  is  not  possible  to  be
there in person. We can make an offering in our heart to be
united spiritually to this offering, which is more spiritually
efficacious  than  any  other  prayer.  We  should  silence  our
phones,  eliminate  (as  best  we  can!)  distractions  in  our
home,  and  try  to  give  all  of  our  attention  to  what  is
happening  at  the  Mass  so  we  can  fully  participate  in  this
remote way.

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.

My  Jesus,  I  believe  that  you  are  present  in  the  most
Blessed  Sacrament.  I  love You  above  all  things  and  I
desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now
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. St. Alphonsus Liguori

3. Read the Sunday readings as a family
These can easily be found at usccb.org/bible. by clicking on
“Today’s Readings.” Magnificat (a daily prayer book) is also
offering  free  digital  resources  during  this  time,  including
the Sunday readings and a reflection.

Reading  Scripture  individually  or  together  with  others—
especially in our families—is an excellent spiritual practice.
Catholics  “commit  to  forming  your  family  in  the  love  and
power of sacred Scripture by placing it at the centre of your
family life. Study and reflect on Scripture, especially on the
Sunday readings.” Archbishop Vigneron

4. Check in on those around you
Because  those  who  are  older  are  most  susceptible  to
complications  from  COVID-19,  health  official  are
encouraging  them  to  minimize  their  time  away  from
home.  It  is  a  great  act  of  charity  to  reach  out  to  these
brothers and sisters in our faith communities to check in on
them.  Do  they  need  groceries  or  help  with  something  in
their homes? Caring for each other — especially those who
are most vulnerable during this time — is a demand of the

Gospel. It is the enactment of our life as joyful missionary
disciples.

5. Pray a family Rosary
Reclaim  the  Rosary  as  a  way  to  be  united  to  Mary,  the
Mother of Jesus and the Mother of the Church. She is the
perfect model of a disciple and our great intercessor. If you
don’t know how to pray this prayer, check out the youtube
video  from  the  Franciscan  Friars  of  the  Renewal  and  pray
along with them.

LITURGICAL MUSICIANS

Online Meeting

From: Rebecca Spellacy, Associate Director,

Liturgy

This time of pandemic means we cannot

physically be together for worship. It has caused
us to find new ways to stay connected to the life

of the Church and to grow in our relationship

with God.

All current Music Ministers are invited to join us

on Saturday, May 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a

chance to share with each other our journey

thus far. We will also share some practical tips

and resources to continue growing as disciples

of Christ.

This is a free online video conference.

However, we ask that you please register in

advance, so we know you’ll be attending. Once

you register, you will receive information on

how to join the web call.

Please register online at: https://bit.ly/Music-

WebMtg-May2020. There is no cost to join.
Further information on how to join the web
meeting will be provided upon registration.

If you have any further questions, please

contact Ella Okonkwo at:

formation@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400

ext. 523. Please note that our office is currently

working remotely.

SEE PAGE 9 & 10 & 11 FOR PRAYERS

CANCELLED

TOTUS TUUS

Regretfully, August, 2020, Totus Tuus is now cancelled

because the “shutdown” is preventing the training and

preparation of the leaders for the summer.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   3rd Sunday of Easter                     April 26, 2020 

    

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

                                                                               !3

CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

February Collection: $266.50

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, April, 27: 7:30AM
         +Merriam & +Vivian Maltese
Tues, April 28: 7:30AM
        
+Fr Frank Hanhan
Wed, April 29: 7:30AM
          +Fr John Donlin
Thurs, April 30: 7:30AM
         Thanksgiving of Glen Cruz—B-day
Fri, May 1: 7:30AM
          Thanksgiving of Thelma Casimir
Sat, May 2: 7:30AM 
        +Joemar Salumbides

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Sunday, May 3
7:30AM
The Parishioners

+Agustin deSilva & +Felipa Abarri

+Roberto Verzosa

+Alfonso Cabelin

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, May 2—Friday, May 8.

Sanctuary Tabernacle—The Parishioners

& Chapel Tabernacle—The Parishioners

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP

Need Prayer Help?

Call Beth: 416-467-6492. Intention will be emailed out to

this prayer community. Only first name & intention will

be shared.

COMMUNION FOR THE SICK & SHUT-INS

CALL PARISH OFFICE AND LET US KNOW—

416-429-4000. SUSPENDED FOR NOW

SACRAMENTS OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Cancelled—TO BE RESCHEDULED

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

Cancelled—TO BE RESCHEDULED.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY

COMMUNION

(Eucharistic Ministers)

Faith and Resource Sharing Meeting

From: Rebecca Spellacy, Associate Director, Liturgy

This  time  of  pandemic  means  we  cannot
physically  be  together  for  worship.  It  has  caused
us to find new ways to stay connected to the life of
the  Church  and  to  grow  in  our  relationship  with
God.  All  current  Extraordinary  Ministers  of  Holy
Communions  are  invited  to  join  us  on  Saturday,
May 16, 2020, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a chance to
share with each other our journey thus far. We will
also  share  some  practical  tips  and  resources  to
continue growing as disciples of Christ.

Please  register  online  at:  https://bit.ly/EMHC-
WebMtg-May2020.  There  is  no  cost  to  join.
Further  information  on  how  to  join  the  web
meeting will be provided upon registration.

If  you  have  any  further  questions,  please  contact
Ella  Okonkwo  at:  formation@archtoronto.org  or
416-934-3400 ext. 523. Please note that our office
is currently working remotely.

LECTORS

Online Meeting

From:  Rebecca  Spellacy,  Associate  Director,
Liturgy

This  time  of  pandemic  means  we  cannot
physically  be  together  for  worship.  It  has  caused
us to find new ways to stay connected to the life of
the  Church,  and  to  grow  in  our  relationship  with
God.  All  current  Lectors  are  invited  to  join  us  on
Saturday,  May  23  from  10  to  11:30  a.m.  for  a
chance  to  share  with  each  other  our  journey  thus
far.  We  will  also  share  some  practical  tips  and
resources  to  continue  growing  as  disciples  of
Christ.

Please  register  online  at:  https://bit.ly/Lectors-
WebMtg-May2020.  There  is  no  cost  to  join.
Further  information  on  how  to  join  the  web
meeting will be provided upon registration.

If  you  have  any  further  questions  please  contact
Ella  Okonkwo  at:  formation@archtoronto.org  or
at  416-934-3400  ext.  523.  Please  note  that  our
office is currently working remotely.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   3rd Sunday of Easter                     April 26, 2020 

    

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

                                                                               !4

PRAY FOR THE HOLY FATHER, POPE

FRANCIS’, APRIL MISSION INTENTION

Freedom from Addiction

We pray that those suffering from addiction may be

helped and accompanied.

OUR REFUGEE FAMILY

DELAYED

Our Family have been told they cannot travel to Canada

until COVID 19 is over.

Donations

GTA  Iraqi  Community:  $5,000/Anonymous:  $5,000;
Parishioners  &  Parish  Fundraisers:  $12,026.15;  Parish
Bequests:  $23,773.85;  Parish  Funds:  $500  (processing  fees)
Total: $46,300.00

DVD LENDING LIBRARY

Please Return DVDs

Do you have a DVD at home which you have forgotten to

return? Lent it out? Please get them back! Many of the

DVDs have been missing for too long.

THE WISDOM OF

POPE, SAINT JOHN XXIII

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.

Think not about your frustrations, but about your

unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you

tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you

to do”

PRAYER

Mercy. Ask. Thanksgiving. Adoration.

(M. A. T. A.)

Begin with seeking Mercy. / Continue by Asking for grace. /

Move on to be amazed and Thankful for all His gifts. /

Finally, Marvel in Adoration of His holy light.

(Don’t be surprised if your prayer does not follow the above order)

SMILE

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   3rd Sunday of Easter                     April 26, 2020 

    

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SAINTS THIS WEEK

ST  PETER  CHANEL,  PRIEST,  MARTYROptional  Memorial,
Tuesday  28;
 ST  LOUIS  GRIGNION  DE  MONTFORT,  PRIEST
Optional Memorial, Tuesday 28;

ST  CATHERINE  OF  SIENA,  VIRGIN,  DOCTOR
Memorial, Wednesday  29: The  value Catherine  makes  central  in
her short life and which sounds clearly and consistently through
her  experience  is  complete  surrender  to  Christ.  What  is  most
impressive about her is that she learns to view her surrender to
her Lord as a goal to be reached in this life.

She entered the Dominican Third Order at 18 and spent the next
three years in seclusion, prayer, and austerity. Gradually, a group
of followers gathered around her—men and women, priests and
religious.  An  active  public  apostolate  grew  out  of  her
contemplative  life.  Her  letters,  mostly  for  spiritual  instruction
and  encouragement  of  her  followers,  began  to  take  more  and
more note of public affairs. Opposition and slander resulted from
her  mixing  fearlessly  with  the  world  and  speaking  with  the
candour  and  authority  of  one  completely  committed  to  Christ.
She was cleared of all charges at the Dominican General Chapter
of 1374.

Her  public  influence  reached  great  heights  because  of  her
evident holiness, her membership in the Dominican Third Order,
and  the  deep  impression  she  made  on  the  pope.  She  worked
tirelessly  for  the  crusade  against  the  Turks  and  for  peace
between Florence and the pope.

In  1378,  the  Great  Schism  began,  splitting  the  allegiance  of
Christendom between two, then three, popes and putting even
saints  on  opposing  sides. Catherine  spent  the  last  two  years  of
her life in Rome, in prayer and pleading on behalf of the cause of
Pope Urban VI and the unity of the Church. She offered herself as
a victim for the Church in its agony. She died surrounded by her
“children” and was canonized in 1461.

Catherine ranks high among the mystics and spiritual writers of
the Church. In 1939, she and Francis of Assisi were declared co-
patrons  of  Italy.  Pope  Paul  VI  named  her  and  Teresa  of  Avila
doctors of the Church in 1970. Her spiritual testament is found in
The Dialogue.

Reflection:  Though  she  lived  her  life  in  a  faith  experience  and
spirituality  far  different  from  that  of  our  own  time,  Catherine  of
Siena  stands  as  a  companion  with  us  on  the Christian  journey  in
her undivided effort to invite the Lord to take flesh in her own life.
Events which might make us wince or chuckle or even yawn fill her
biographies:  a  mystical  experience  at  six,  childhood  betrothal  to

Christ,  stories  of  harsh  asceticism,  her  frequent  ecstatic  visions.
The value of her life for us today lies in her recognition of holiness
as a goal to be sought over the course of a lifetime. Saint Catherine
of Siena is the Patron Saint of: Europe, Fire Prevention, Italy

ST  MARIE  DE  L’INCARNATION,  RELIGOUS—Memorial,
Thursday 30:

ST JOSEHP THE WORKER—Optional Memorial, Friday, May
1
: To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, and
in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored
by Communists, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of Saint Joseph
the  Worker  in  1955.  This  feast  extends  the  long  relationship
between Joseph and the cause of workers in both Catholic faith
and  devotion.  Beginning  in  the  Book  of Genesis,  the  dignity  of
human  work  has  long  been  celebrated  as  a  participation  in  the
creative  work  of  God.  By  work,  humankind  both  fulfills  the
command found in Genesis to care for the earth (Gn 2:15) and to
be  productive  in  their  labours.  Saint  Joseph,  the  carpenter  and
foster  father  of  Jesus,  is  but  one  example  of  the  holiness  of
human labour.

Jesus,  too,  was  a  carpenter.  He  learned  the  trade  from  Saint
Joseph  and  spent  his  early  adult  years  working  side-by-side  in
Joseph’s carpentry shop before leaving to pursue his ministry as
preacher and healer. In his encyclical Laborem Exercens, Pope St
JPII  stated:  “the  Church  considers  it  her  task  always  to  call
attention  to  the  dignity  and  rights  of  those  who  work,  to
condemn  situations  in  which  that  dignity  and  those  rights  are
violated,  and  to  help  to  guide  [social]  changes  so  as  to  ensure
authentic progress by man and society.”

Saint  Joseph  is  held  up  as  a  model  of  such  work.  Pius  XII
emphasized this when he said, “The spirit flows to you and to all
men  from  the  heart  of  the God-man, Saviour  of  the  world,  but
certainly,  no  worker  was  ever  more  completely  and  profoundly
penetrated  by  it  than  the  foster  father  of Jesus,  who  lived  with
Him in closest intimacy and community of family life and work.”

Reflection:  To  capture  the  devotion  to  Saint  Joseph  within  the
Catholic  liturgy,  in  1870,  Pope  Pius  IX  declared  Saint  Joseph  the
patron  of  the  universal Church.  In  1955,  Pope  Pius XII  added  the
feast of Saint Joseph the Worker. This silent saint, who was given
the  noble  task  of  caring  and  watching  over  the Virgin  Mary  and
Jesus, now cares for and watches over the Church and models for
all the dignity of human work.

ST  PIUS  V,  POPE—Optional  Memorial,  Friday,  May  1;  ST
ATHANASIUS, BISHOP, DOCTOR
—Memorial, Saturday, May 2:

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   3rd Sunday of Easter                     April 26, 2020 

    

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                                                                               !6

This  Sunday’s  Readings:  First  Reading: Acts  2:14,22-33
—Peter  and  the  apostles  announce  that  Jesus  has  been
raised  from  the  dead;  Responsorial  Psalm:  Psalm
16:1-2,5,7-11—God  will  show  us  the  path  of  life;  Second
Reading:  1  Peter  1:17-21—You  were  saved  by  Christ’s
sacrifice;  Gospel  Reading:  Luke  24:13-35—Jesus  appears  to
two disciples who are walking to Emmaus.

Background on the Gospel Reading
On most Sundays during the Easter season in Cycle A, our
Gospel  is  taken  from  the  Gospel  of  John.  This  week’s
Gospel,  however,  is  taken  from  the Gospel  of  Luke. As  in
last  week’s Gospel,  today’s Gospel  shows  us  how  the  first
community  of  disciples  came  to  believe  that  Jesus  had
risen  from  the  dead.  In  these  stories  we  gain  insight  into
how the community of the Church came to be formed.

When  we  read  today’s  Gospel,  we  may  be  surprised  to
learn  that  these  friends  of  Jesus  could  walk  and  converse
with him at some length yet not recognize him. Again we
discover  that  the  risen  Jesus  is  not  always  easily
recognized.  Cleopas  and  the  other  disciple  walk  with  a
person  whom  they  believe  to  be  a  stranger;  only  later  do
they discover that the stranger is Jesus. We learn that the
first community met and recognized Jesus in the breaking
of the bread, just as we meet Jesus in the Eucharist.

We can imagine the feelings of the two disciples in today’s
reading.  They  are  leaving  their  community  in  Jerusalem.

Their  friend  Jesus  has  been  crucified. Their  hope  is  gone.
They  are  trying  to  make  sense  of  what  has  occurred,  so
that they can put the experience behind them.

Jesus himself approaches the two men, but they take him
for  a  stranger.  Jesus  asks  them  what  they  are  discussing.
He  invites  them  to  share  their  experience  and
interpretation of the events surrounding his crucifixion and
death. When  the  two  disciples  have  done  so,  Jesus  offers
his  own  interpretation  of  his  crucifixion  and  resurrection,
citing  Jewish  Scripture.  In  that  encounter  we  find  the
model for our Liturgy of the Word—what we do each time
we  gather  as  a  community  for  the  Eucharist.  We  reflect
upon  our  life  experiences  and  interpret  them  in  light  of
Scripture. We  gather  together  to  break  open  the Word  of
God.

In  the  next  part  of  the  story,  we  find  a  model  for  our
Liturgy  of  the  Eucharist. The  disciples  invite  the  stranger
(Jesus)  to  stay  with  them.  During  the  meal  in  which  they
share  in  the  breaking  of  the  bread,  the  disciples’  eyes  are
opened;  they  recognize  the  stranger  as  Jesus.  In  the
Eucharist  too  we  share  in  the  breaking  of  the  bread  and
discover Jesus in our midst. Just as the disciples returned to
Jerusalem  to  recount  their  experience  to  the  other
disciples,  we  too  are  sent  from  our  Eucharistic  gathering.
Our  experience  of  Jesus  in  the  Eucharist  compels  us  to
share the story with others.

“Were Not Our Hearts Burning Within Us……While He Was Opening

The Scriptures To Us?”

THE 2
DISCIPLES

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ST JOHN XXIII ADORATION CHAPEL

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$1075.

Easter Collection to Date—$1055.

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

Please continue your weekly donations if your income is not

affected by the current situation.

You can Either donate online through “Interact e-

transfer”. To do this—Go to your online bank account.

Choose “interact e-transfer”; in the section “Send money

to” add the parish email address:

saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com; in “Notify By” you

can give either Fr Simon’s mobile number: 416-737-0760

Or email address: degale.s.7@gmail.com.

When you donate your bank will ask you to send a code

which will be sent either to Fr Simon’s email address or

mobile number. Using this code, I will then be able

deposit the funds into the parish account. Your bank will

then notify you that your donation has been accepted.

Or you can donate by dropping off your envelope at the

mail box at the front door of Church—call office

416-429-4000 when you do this and I will come out and

pickup;

Or you can mail your donation—St John XXIII Church, 150

Gateway Blvd, Toronto, M3C 1B1.

FR SIMON’S TRANSFER DELAYED

Dear Parishioners,
Due  to  the  current  situation  of  uncertainty  and
anxiety,  the  Archbishop,  Cardinal  Collins,  wants
priests  to  remain  with  their  communities  until
things  settle  down. Therefore,  my  transfer  to  the
North West Territories  will  not  take  place  in  June
as previously planned. The plan at the moment is
for  the  transfer  to  take  place  in  August.  But,  as
with  all  things,  it  will  happen  in  Jesus’  time.
Meanwhile,  let  us  continue  to  pray  for  one
another and the world. Peace, Fr Simon

NEW PASTOR

Hopefully in August, 2020

Who  the  new  pastor  will  be  has  not  yet  been
decided. Let us pray for him. If we do this together,
he will become a blessing to JXXIII.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by welcoming

newcomers to Canada

The Dia Desso family were forced to

flee the Cote d’Ivoire due to the civil

war. They sought safety in

neighbouring Ghana, where they

met a team from the Office of

Refugees of the Archdiocese of

Toronto (ORAT). ORAT, a

ShareLifefunded agency, facilitated

the family’s private refugee

sponsorship by Good Shepherd

Parish in Thornhill. They are now

thriving! The father loves his work

driving a forklift, the mother cares

for their one-year-old son at home,

and the daughters are succeeding at

school. Thanks to your support, the

Dia Desso family is proud to be

living in Canada.

Next Sunday, May 3 is ShareLife

Sunday. Please give generously.

VOCATIONS

3rd Sunday of Easter

Do you recognize Christ in your life?

Does your heart burn in his presence? How are you being

called - as a priest, deacon, brother or sister? If God is

calling you, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director,

Archdiocese of Toronto at 416-968-0997..

vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

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ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE BLESSED

SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to

6PM,  concludes  with

evening  prayer  and

B e n e d i c t i o n  a t

5:40PM.  Come  for  a

few  minutes  or  an

hour  and  keep  watch

with the Lord. Pray for

others,  the  Church,

your family, yourself.

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WE ADORE YOU, O
LORD
True God and true
man, truly present in
this Holy Sacrament,

We adore you, O
Lord
.
Our Savior, God-with-
us, faithful and rich in
mercy,

We adore you, O
Lord.

King and Lord of
creation and history,

We adore you, O
Lord
.
Conqueror of sin and
death,

We adore you, O
Lord.

Friend of humankind,
risen and living at the
right hand of the
Father,

We adore you, O
Lord.

WE BELIEVE IN
YOU, O LORD
Only begotten Son of
the Father, Who
descended from
Heaven for our
salvation,

We believe in you, O
Lord
.
Heavenly doctor, who
inclines over our
misery,

We believe in you, O
Lord
.
Sacrificed Lamb, who
offers Himself to save
us from evil,


We believe in you, O
Lord.
Good Shepherd, who
gives his life for the
flock he loves,

We believe in you, O
Lord.

Living bread and
medicine of
immortality, who
gives us Life eternal,

We believe in you, O
Lord.

FREE US, O LORD
From the power of
Satan and the
seductions of the
world,

Free us, O Lord.
From pride and from
the presumption that
we can do without
you,

Free us, O Lord.
From the deceptions
of fear and anguish,

Free us, O Lord.
From unbelief and
despair,

Free us, O Lord.
From hardness of
heart and the
incapacity to love,

Free us, O Lord.

SAVE US, O LORD
From all the evils that
afflict humanity,

Save us, O Lord.
From hunger, famine
and egoism,

Save us, O Lord.
From disease,
epidemics and fear of

our brothers and
sisters,

Save us, O Lord.
From devastating
folly, from merciless
interests and from
violence,

Save us, O Lord.
From deception,
misinformation and
manipulation of
consciences,

Save us, O Lord.

CONSOLE US, O
LORD
Look upon your
Church, which is
crossing the desert,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon humanity,
terrified by fear and
anguish,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon the sick
and dying, oppressed
by loneliness,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon doctors
and health care
workers,
overwhelmed by
fatigue,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon politicians
and administrators,
who bear the weight
of decisions,

Console us, O Lord.

GIVE US YOUR
SPIRIT, O LORD
In the hour of trial
and confusion,


Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In temptation and in
weakness,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In the battle against
evil and sin,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In the search for true
good and true joy,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In the decision to
remain in You and in
Your friendship,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

OPEN US TO HOPE,
O LORD
If sin oppresses us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If hate closes our
hearts,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If suffering visits us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If indifference
distresses us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If death annihilates
us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

POPE FRANCIS’

Litany of Supplication

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MIRACULOUS HELP

The  first  known  miracle  worked  by
Our Lady was at the wedding feast of
Cana  when  she  obtained  from  her
Son  the  conversion  of  water  into
wine.  So,  too,  she  can  obtain  a
miraculous  intercession  with  her  Son
for our poor Creation.

Prayer  for  Protection  in  Time  of
Pandemic…
O Mary, you always brighten 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  while  remaining
steadfast in faith.

O  loving  Mother,  you  know  what  we
need,  and  we  are  confident  you  will
provide  for  us  as  at  Cana  in  Galilee.
Intercede  for  us  with  your Son Jesus,
the  Divine  Physician,  for  those  who
have  fallen  ill,  for  those  who  are
vulnerable,  and  for  those  who  have
died. Intercede also for those charged
with protecting the health and safety
of  others  and  for  those  who  are
tending  to  the  sick  and  seeking  a
cure.

Help  us, O  Mother  of  Divine  Love,  to
conform to the will of the Father and
to  do  as  we  are  told  by  Jesus,  who
took  upon  himself  our  sufferings  and
carried  our  sorrows,  so  as  to  lead  us,
through the Cross, to the glory of the
Resurrection. Amen.

Under  your  protection  we  seek
refuge, O Holy Mother of God. In our
needs,  despise  not  our  petitions,  but
deliver  us  always  from  all  dangers, O
glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

CORONA VIRUS PRAYER

Jesus  Christ,  you  traveled  through  towns  and
villages  “curing  every  disease  and  illness.”  At
your  command,  the  sick  were  made  well. Come
to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread
of the coronavirus, that we may experience your
healing  love.  Heal  those  who  are  sick  with  the
virus. May they regain their strength and health
through  quality  medical  care.  Heal  us  from  our
fear,  which  prevents  nations  from  working
together  and  neighbours  from  helping  one
another. Heal us from our pride, which can make
us  claim  invulnerability  to  a  disease  that  knows
no borders.

Jesus  Christ,  you  traveled  through  towns  and
villages “curing every disease and illness.” Come
to  our  aid  now,  that  we  may  experience  your
healing  love.   Jesus Christ,  healer  of  all,  stay  by
our  side  in  this  time  of  uncertainty  and  sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May
they be at rest with you in your eternal peace. Be
with  the  families  of  those  who  are  sick  or  have
died.  As  they  worry  and  grieve,  defend  them
from  illness  and  despair.  May  they  know  your
peace.  Be  with  the  doctors,  nurses,  researchers,
medical professionals, and support workers who
seek to heal and help those affected and who put
themselves at risk in the process. May they know
your protection and peace.

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the
foresight to act with charity and true concern for
the  well-being  of  the  people  they  are  meant  to
serve.  Give  them  the  wisdom  to  invest  in  long-
term  solutions  that  will  help  prepare  for  or
prevent  future  outbreaks.  May  they  know  your
peace,  as  they  work  together  to  achieve  it  on
earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by
many people suffering from this illness or only a
few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and
mourn,  persist  and  prepare.  In  place  of  our
anxiety, give us your peace.
Jesus Christ, heal us.

-AMERICA MAGAZINE

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Act of Contrition (traditional)

O  my God,  I  am  heartily  sorry  for  having  offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments,
but  most  of  all  because  they  offend Thee,  my God,  who
art  all  good  and  deserving  of  all  my  love.  I  firmly  resolve
with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the
near occasion of sin. Amen.

Act of Contrition (alternate form)

My  God,  I  am  sorry  for  my  sins  with  all  my  heart.  In
choosing  to  do  wrong  and  failing  to  do  good,  I  have
sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I
firmly  intend,  with  your  help,  to  do  penance,  to  sin  no
more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our SavioUr
Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God,
have mercy.

Acts of Contrition inspired by the Gospels

Father of mercy, like the prodigal son I return to you and
say: "I have sinned against you and am no longer worthy
to be called your child.”

Christ  Jesus,  Saviour  of  the  world,  I  pray  with  the
repentant  thief  to  whom  you  promised  Paradise:  "Lord,
remember me in your kingdom.”

Holy  Spirit,  fountain  of  love,  I  call  on  you  with  trust:
"Purify my heart, and help me to walk as a child of light."

Lord Jesus, you opened the eyes of the blind, healed the
sick,  forgave  the  sinful  woman,  and  after  Peter's  denial
confirmed  him  in  your  love.  Listen  to  my  prayer:  forgive
all my sins, renew your love in my heart, help me to live in
perfect  unity  with  my  fellow  Christians  that  I  may
proclaim your saving power to all the world.

An Act of Contrition to Our Lord Jesus

Lord Jesus, you chose to be called the friend of sinners. By
your saving death and resurrection free me from my sins.
May  your  peace  take  root  in  my  heart  and  bring  forth  a
harvest of love, holiness, and truth.

An Act of Contrition inspired by Psalm 51

Lord  God,  in  your  goodness  have  mercy  on  me:  do  not
look on my sins, but take away all my guilt. Create in me a
clean heart and renew within me an upright spirit.

The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

RECONCILIATION WITH THE LORD IN THE

ABSENCE OF THE SACRAMENT OF

CONFESSION

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