Praised be Jesus Christ!
My dear family,
This upcoming weekend, August 9th, at the 10:30 AM Mass, Bishop John McIntyre will be the main celebrant. At this Mass, he will install me as the pastor of St.Thomas More Parish. Having been here for a year already as the administrator, I have developed a deep affection and warm love for this parish and for each and every one of you. It is my role to work WITH you for the salvation of souls. The Sacraments, prayers and preaching are the main ways that our dear Lord has given me to reach you, to impart His Divine Mercy to you and to feed you with His Most Blessed Sacrament; the Eucharist.
Let us together build a parish grounded in the truth of the Gospel and the teachings of the Church of Christ, when we sin let us flee to the confessional and let us more deeply ingest Christ in the Eucharist and adore Him in this Most Blessed Sacrament.
With great love for Christ, fueled by the Mother of the Church, our Blessed Virgin Mary, let us serve our brothers and sisters in need with the intention to propose to them the truth of Christ. Our Lady is the linchpin of this communion, she has pride of place in the Presence of the Lord, she is the purity and sinlessness of the Church and she and her Immaculate Heart are the repository where we go to the front of the line, presented to Christ by His Mother and our Mother!
We rely on the help of our patron, St. Thomas More, who always chose above all else the living God, may we, through his intercession be given the strength to choose Christ above all else, even to the point of suffering and death. Finally we make his words our own as we begin this adventure in God; “I pray that we all meet merrily in heaven”.
With Love from the Hearts of Our Lady and Our Lord,
Prayer for an End to COVID-19
Lord Jesus Christ, our Divine Physician, we ask you to guard and protect us from Coronavirus COVID-19 and all serious illness. For all who have died from it, have mercy; for those that are ill now, bring healing. For those searching for a remedy, enlighten them; for medical caregivers helping the sick, strengthen and shield them. For those working to contain the spread, grant them success; for those afraid, grant peace. May your Precious Blood be our defense and salvation. By your grace, may you turn the evil of disease into moments of consolation and hope. May we always fear the contagion of sin more than any illness. We abandon ourselves to your infinite Mercy. Amen.
Pedro de la Cruz
Please make this Act of Spiritual Communion daily, IF NOT HOURLY!
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.