Calendar, Events, and Special Activities

Come to Eucharistic Adoration

We will continue with Eucharistic Adoration here at Holy Cross on Wednesdays from 1:00 until 5:00 PM.

I encourage all who will attend remember “safe distancing” while in church and that prayer at this time is extremely important and necessary.

May you all remain healthy and safe during this world pandemic crisis.

God Bless you all.

Mary Jo DiNoto, Pastoral Associate

 

 

Lenten Bible Study

On-line via Zoom                                  with Deacon Tom Jewell
5 Weeks beginning Monday, February 22, 2021, Monday’s 7-8:30 PM

The Gospel of St. Mark
“Here Begins the Good News”

A closer look at the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark which is the predominant gospel proclaimed during
this liturgical year [B] which began the First Sunday of Advent.

This bible study will get us involved with bibles in hand looking at chapter and verse as we learn more about
the authorship, structure, content, the “audience” to whom his gospel is addressed, the overall portrait of Jesus
the gospel paints and ultimately what do we do in our own lives with what we learn.

To “Attend:”
1) Register by emailing Dcn. Tom at tom.jewell@dor.org
2) You will receive an email reply with Zoom log-in info.
3) Log-in on your computer, pad or phone at the day/time of the session.
“Let us be church together on-line!”

It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion, which is a source of grace.

Spiritual Communion is “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament and lovingly embrace Him” at a time or in circumstances when one cannot receive Him in sacramental Communion. St Thomas Aquinas.

The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. Acts of Spiritual Communion increase our desire to  receive sacramental Communion and help  us avoid the sins that would make us unable to  receive Holy Communion worthily.

A Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present      in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things                            and I desire to receive you in 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.                         Amen.



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