Posted on March 18, 2020 View all news
Please follow the Oratory’s Facebook, Old St. Mary’s Facebook, Sacred Heart’s Facebook, and Instagram as we will be posting pictures and resources from time to time for you to remain close to the parishes during this time.
Church Open & Confession
Please note that the Old St. Mary’s will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow (3/19) and Friday (3/20). On Saturday (3/21), Church will be open from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. On Sunday (3/22), Church will be open from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. Please enter through the side door of Church, the back doors will be locked. There will be a constant presence in Church and cameras will be set up for security.
Confession will be offered on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until Noon.
More hours and times will be posted for next week soon. Please watch the calendar, the webpage, and Facebook for any changes or announcements. Changes possible at a moment’s notice depending on the situation. So please check here first!!
Read: Archbishop’s letter to the faithful…
Please find the following resources for live streaming Mass and the propers:
English Mass: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, EWTN, Magnificat (complimentary during this time), Liturgy of the Hours
German Mass: DomRadio, Readings
Traditional Mass: LiveMass.net, Ordinary & Propers, Propers Commentary, Eric Sammons Reflection on Propers, Divinum Officium, Institute of Christ the King
Useful Phone Apps: iPieta, Breviarium Meum, iBreviary, Magnificat
St. Alphonsus Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things and I desire Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou wert already there, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee. Amen.
Cardinal Merry del Val Act of Spiritual Communion
At Thy feet, O my Jesus, I prostrate myself and I offer Thee repentance of my contrite heart, which is humbled in its nothingness and in Thy holy presence. I adore Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love, the ineffable Eucharist. I desire to receive Thee into the poor dwelling that my heart offers Thee. While waiting for the happiness of sacramental communion, I wish to possess Thee in spirit. Come to me, O my Jesus, since I, for my part, am coming to Thee! May Thy love embrace my whole being in life and in death. I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee. Amen.
Holy Father’s Prayer during the 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 Roman People,
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. Amen.
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.