Prayer of St. Cyprian
Almighty God, we are reminded through your servant St. Cyprian, of your Spirit always within us and Your continued presence in us, and of our oneness with You and the Church. May we always grow together and profess You in Faith, Unity, and Hope. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we ask this through Christ our Lord
From the Pastor’s Desk
May Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the way to eternal life, be with you!
This past Tuesday, our country witnessed the transition of leadership in Washington, D.C. As President Biden takes office, let us pray for his leadership, decision making, goal setting, and strength to restore healing to our country. No matter what political party we are affiliated with, we have a spiritual duty to pray for our leaders. We pray that President Biden’s leadership will be for the good of our country.
Again, I want to thank everyone for your Stewardship to our parish. Your response to our parish of faith, devotion, charity, kindness, support, and treasure is commendable. I am so grateful for all you do for our parish. May we always keep our parish, and every member of our parish, in our daily prayers.
While the coronavirus continues to spread, we still look to hope and solace that the vaccine will get to everyone. I understand there are some skeptics about taking the vaccine, but they have proven to be effective, even with the new viruses showing their horns. We are reminded by Pope Francis that taking the vaccine is also a moral responsibility. May we continue to pray for the success of the vaccine.
This week we hear the scriptures from Mass telling us about Jesus’ ministry, mission, and call. He is continuing the theme from John the Baptist to repent and believe in the Gospel. His call is a call of belief, discipleship, and spreading the Gospel everywhere we go. May we listen, discern, and act on how God is calling us to do his will.
Peace and Blessings,
The Year of St. Joseph-The Litany of St. Joseph
St. Joseph, however silent he was in the Bible, is widely known as powerful intercessor in heaven. He may have been a simple carpenter on earth, but his role as the foster-father of Jesus has gained him a special place in the heavenly court.
Below is the litany, to help you better understand St. Joseph’s role in your own life; so that you may turn to him when certain trials come. He is a great intercessor, who above all things wants you to join him forever in heaven glory.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ have mercy on us. Lord have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God, the Holy spirit, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God. Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us, St. Joseph, pray for us. Illustrious son of David, pray for us. Light of patriarchs, pray for us. Spouse of the Mother of God pray for us. Chaste guardian of the Virgin pray for us. Foster-Father of the son of God, pray for us. Watchful defender of Christ pray for us. Head of the Holy Family pray for us. Joseph most just, pray for us. Joseph most chaste, pray for us. Joseph most prudent, pray for us. Joseph most valiant, pray for us. Joseph most obedient, pray for us. Joseph most faithful, pray for us. Joseph most patient, pray for us. Mirror of patience pray for us. Over of poverty, pray for us. Model of workmen Pray for us. Glory of domestic life pray for us. Guardian of virgins pray for us. Pillar of families pray for us. Solace of the afflicted, pray for us. Hope of the sick, pray for us. Patron of the dying pray for us. Terror of demons pray for us. Protector of Holy Church pray for us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
Our commitment to Christ: Total commitment or mere involvement
New Poll Show Favorability of the Church is on the Rise
A new poll by Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows that Catholics have a higher opinion of the Church than they did a year ago. The poll shows that U.S. Catholics expressed a 74% level of favorability of the Church, compared to 57% last April. Similarly, the general population’s opinion has increased from 40% in April 2019 to about 42%. As parishes, diocese and other institutions of the Church wrestle to respond to 2018 revelations of further clergy sexual abuse, this report brings hope that, while much more needs to be done, the Church and its members are healing. The report also recorded the faithful’s view of Pope Francis, which sat at 75%, only slightly down from November with 78%, both of which were higher than the view of the pop by the general public.
Coming To Mass, Please Remember:
Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
Wear your mask in church except children 2years old and younger
Do not attend Mass if you are high risk to contract COVID19
Do not attend Mass if you are sick
Use the center doors when entering church.
Please sanitize your hands when you enter church
Missals and hymnals will no longer be in the pews.
Please follow directions on signs when taking your seat.
Members of the same household may sit together.
Sit 6 ft apart if not in the same household
No Sign of Peace at this time
No Precious Blood at this time
Do not hold hands during the “Our Father”
Receive Holy Communion by hand remove your mask before receiving Holy Communion
Do not congregate after Mass, please go directly to your car.
Please leave your mask on as you exit church
We will continue to follow the guidelines from the CDC. The church will be sanitized between each mass and deep cleaned during the week preparing for Sunday Mass.