COVID-19 Protocol at the Shrine
March 14, 2020
Saturday of the Second Week of Lent
Dear Souls of St. Joseph Shrine & Parish,
As we enter into this three week period of the Coronavirus protocol, I wish to offer you some words of clarity and encouragement.
In filial obedience with the local hierarchy we will make the sacrifice of no public Mass until April 5th or parish functions exceeding 100 people at a time.
As encouraged by His Grace
your priests will not cease in offering the daily Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for you and the Universal Church
. In this unforeseen Lenten Cross of learning to make spiritual Communions instead of public reception, I encourage you to offer it for souls who do not desire the Eucharist. May our sacrifices and obedience bring about conversions and a return to God.
Our church doors remain open and we are communicating to you a public online signup sheet in a coordinated effort to have perpetual Adoration throughout the day without exceeding 100 people at a time per hour. Please sign up at this
All of the beautiful public festivities we had planned for St. Joseph on March 19th will take place on his very next Solemn Feast: May 1st.
Confessions continue as they do not exceed the number limit. Catechism handouts or readings and
novena homilies will be sent
Let us earnestly pray St. Joseph to grant us a spiritually fruitful three week period in the hopes of a restoration of public ceremonies in time for Holy Week. FIAT!
Ite ad Joseph
Canon Stein, Rector
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According to St. Thomas Aquinas,
Spiritual Communion includes 2 main elements: an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and a loving embrace as though we had already received Him
. Spiritual communion produces within us effects similar to Sacramental Communion, according to the fervor of our desire and to the love with which we give Him welcome and attention. An ardent Spiritual Communion obtains for us the graces we need to become more pleasing to God, to practice virtue, and to avoid sin. An act of Spiritual Communion can be made with your own prayerful words or using a formula such as this one below.
Act of Spiritual Communion recommended by St. Alphonsus Ligouri:
My Jesus, I believe that Thou art truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things, and I long for Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace Thee as though Thou hast already come. I unite myself entirely to Thee. Never permit me to be separated from Thee. Amen.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.
St. Joseph Confraternity Enrollment
Enroll your loved ones in the Saint Joseph Confraternity for one year of Masses said at 12 noon every Wednesday (52 Masses). Renewable from March 19 this year to March 19 next year. Mass cards available in office. Enrollment forms available on the Shrine
and in the vestibule.
SAVE THE DATES!
Thursday, April 30: 4th Annual St. Joseph Legacy Gala, Eastern Market Shed 5.
Join us for a seated dinner, live entertainment, and a live auction led by the Voice of the Detroit Red Wings, Ken Kal!
5:30pm Cocktails, 6:00pm Dinner. $50 ticket, $35 for students.
Institute of Christ the King Chant Workshop, May 1-3 (St. Louis): information
Institute of Christ the King Youth & Teen Summer Camps 2020 (Wisconsin): information
Priestly Ordinations in Saint Louis, August 6, 2020: information
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on Saturday, March 14 at 5:17PM