As many of you know, the Federal Government is bringing forward amendments to legislation which seeks to expand the eligibility criteria for euthanasia and assisted suicide. The CCCB, along with forty-nine other Religious Leaders have sent a letter opposing the changes. The link to that letter can be found on the CCCB website at https://www.cccb.ca/media-release/we-can-and-must-do-much-better-religious-leaders-in-canada-denounce-bill-c-7-an-act-to-amend-the-criminal-code-medical-assistance-in-dying/
We also have an information page on the Diocesan website which you may wish to link to your website to provide information on this most important subject. https://hamiltondiocese.com/offices/family-ministry/bill-c7-euthanasia
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER:
Oh Jesus, I turn toward the holy tabernacle where You live hidden for love of me. I love you, O my God. I cannot receive you in Holy Communion. Come, nevertheless, and visit me with Your grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it. Render it like unto Your own. Amen. Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.
“Spiritual Communion is very profitable; therefore do not omit it, for by it the Lord learns how much you love Him” - St. Teresa of Avila
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POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER TO OUR LADY
(in the coronavirus emergency)
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross, you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman people, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana in Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
And to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection.
This beautiful prayer may be prayed at any time; however, it is particularly efficacious when prayed just after receiving Holy Communion:
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints and with Thy angels
Forever and ever, Amen.
We are so excited to finally meet our NET team! Welcome to Immaculate Heart of Mary! We know you are already busy planning out an exciting year ahead! Our Team will be at all our weekend masses, so please introduce yourself to them! You’re invited to stop by the parish throughout the week to meet our team if you can’t meet them at mass. If you have children or grandchildren and they are in Grades 6 to 12 they are invited to stop by the church and meet Pierre, Peter, Kyle, Abbygail, Amber, Marianna and Emily Rose they would love to chat!
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