Praised be Jesus Christ!
My dear family,
The Archdiocese has permitted us to return to public Masses and certain restrictions have been modified for the green phase. We have resumed our normal schedule. This changes the time for the ZOOM Mass. It will begin at 10:30. The Archdiocese has also asked us to follow the guideline set forth for personal protection during the green phase. They are as follows:
GENERAL POINTS FOR THE GREEN PHASE:
• Before Mass
The obligation to attend Mass is continued to be dispensed until further notice.
o Pews should be empty of all missalettes, hymnals, papers, and envelopes. o The faithful are encouraged to bring their own missals, or may make use of
personal devices to follow the celebration of Mass.
• During Mass
o Priests, deacons and liturgical ministers are not expected to wear masks or
o The sick and the dead, especially as a result of COVID-19, are to be
remembered regularly in the Universal Prayer and other occasions of prayer. Those on the front lines, especially medical personnel, are to be remembered regularly as well. Please see the website of the Office for Divine Worship for intentions that may be included in the Universal Prayer.
o The procession with the Gifts during the Offertory is omitted.
o Ushers and Greeters are to wear gloves as they handle the collection of
Baskets may be placed in monitored and convenient places for people to make their offerings before or after Mass.
If a parish wishes to take a collection at the Offertory, only long handled baskets may be used.
o The Sign of Peace and the distribution of the Precious Blood continue to be suspended.
o Holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer is not to take place.
o Holy Communion is not to be distributed wearing gloves.
o Holy Communion is to be distributed during the Communion Rite of each
o During the green phase the strong recommendation remains in force that
the faithful receive the Body of Christ in the hand. No one is to be denied Holy Communion on the tongue. Rather, local provisions are to be made for this possibility. Holy Communion is not to be distributed with gloves. The Communion procession should be single file.
If one wears a mask, which is strongly recommended, the mask is to be removed BEFORE the reception of communion, not after
• After Mass Parish bulletins and other materials should not be distributed but are to be available for
each individual to pick up for themselves
I am grateful to Almighty God to be able to once again feed your with the Medicine of Eternity, and I look forward to seeing you again at Mass.
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.