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
ALL Liturgies at Holy Cross will be Live-Streamed and we invite you to join us in prayer through our website if you are not yet comfortable attending in person. For Our Mother of Sorrows Live-Streamed Liturgies, check Our Mother of Sorrows Facebook page.
NO Morning Prayer Services or Masses on Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Holy Saturday
Holy Thursday, April 1 - 7:00 PM Mass at both Holy Cross & Our Mother of Sorrows—Due to the pandemic, there will be NO Washing of Feet; the churches will be open for adoration following Mass UNTIL 10:00 PM*; remember SOCIAL DISTANCING
* Please note that St John the Evangelist Church on W Ridge Rd will NOT be open to visitors this year.
Good Friday, April 2 - 2:30 PM Service at Our Mother of Sorrows; 3:00 PM Service at Holy Cross
Due the pandemic, the adoration of the cross will be done from a distance; Please bow down or kneel.
Easter Vigil, April 3 - 7:00 PM Mass at both Holy Cross & Our Mother of Sorrows
Easter Sunday, April 4 - 8:00 AM at Holy Cross - 8:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows - 10:00 AM at Holy Cross - 11:00 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows
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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