Do you believe in the power of prayer? Does your heart ache for the unborn and those considering abortion? Join us at The Gathering as we pray over the issue of abortion and euthanasia, for the unborn, and for our Nation’s leaders.
Let’s refocus on the power of prayer to change our culture.
Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
Time: 9:30-10:30 am
Location: St. George’s 4691 Palladium Way, Burlington
Or participate from home via Zoom (registration is required)
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haltonalive.ca/thegathering or contact Tawnya Stanus at (905) 632-3232
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.
Dear Parents of First Holy Communion children,
In a time where all the rules have changed two things remain the same. The first is that Jesus shows his unchanging love for us by giving himself to us in Holy Communion. The second is that Jesus loves children, and always says; “Let the little children come to me.”
Knowing how important First Communion is, and knowing that your child has already been prepared to receive the sacrament, we propose this format for our parish; and make the following dates available at 7:00P.M weekday masses.
Tuesday, August 18; Wednesday, August 19; Thursday, August20
Tuesday, August 25; Wednesday, August 26, Thursday, August 27
Tuesday, September 1; Wednesday, September 2; Thursday, September 3
Tuesday, September 8; Wednesday, September 9; Thursday, September 10
Tuesday, September 15; Wednesday, September 16; Thursday, September 17
I share your sadness that your child was not able to celebrate their First Communion this past spring. As well I regret that he/she will not be able to celebrate at this time at a Sunday Mass. Due to government regulations we will not have room in the church to safely accommodate both our parishioners and our First Communicant’s families at a Sunday Mass. As well, I regretfully pass on the directives from our Chancery regarding other aspects of celebrating First Communion during this time of pandemic.
Children's Participation in the Mass: Many of the elements of First Communion celebrations such as multiple children reading, multiple children presenting the gifts and children singing a prepared hymn will not be possible. The congregation will need to wear masks, there will only be one Lector (an adult) who will proclaim all the readings including the petitions, and music ministry will be led by an instrumentalist and Cantor.
Distribution of Communion: It is recommended that when distributing communion, following all pandemic protocols are in place, the priest use a face shield rather than a mask.
Booklets/Certificates: No booklets or worship aids can be used. If certificates are printed, they may be distributed by mail.
Marking the Occasion: A First Communion photo is often a treasured memento. Family photos may be taken outside the church (weather permitting) or at home. These may be shared digitally with the school and or parish so that they may be displayed, with parents' permission, on websites or in a special PowerPoint, for example.
Let us pray that despite the difficult times we are in, our children will be richly blessed with a deep love for Jesus in the Eucharist both on the day of their First Communion and throughout the rest of their lives.
In Christ love,
Fr. Bill Trusz
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(Parish: Immaculate Heart of Mary)
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God Bless you