Confession and Adoration maintained
March 24, 2020
Tuesday of the fourth week of Lent
Dear Souls of St. Joseph Shrine,
Divine Providence mercifully granted us the joy of Lætare Sunday to equip us with the spiritual strength necessary for bearing this next cross: the State of Michigan's
and the Archdiocese's extension of suspending public Mass and Sacraments until
April 13th... the day after Easter
In his Liturgical Directives
, the Archbishop writes, "Pastors should take precautions to keep their churches clean and open, ..., and available for prayer.
" Thus, our Perpetual Adoration from 7am to 7pm is maintained, respecting the limit of 10 people per hour. Please
sign up here
We must transpose the Governor's "stay home, stay safe" to "Come Home, Become Safe". Society must return to its spiritual home! We need a return to grace; we need to seek refuge in the Sacred Heart; we need to place ourselves under the mantle of the Blessed Virgin; we need to fly to the protection of St. Joseph!
You can also contact us any time for confession or an urgent sick call. We are here for you.
While the public suspensions of Mass and distribution of the Eucharist are great crosses to bear, we can most certainly offer them in reparation for Liturgical Abuses and Sacrilegious Communions.
Now is a pressing time to deepen our personal prayer life and the prayer life of our families. You can follow our
for Live-streams. The next two scheduled events are: Wednesday, March 25th Annunciation, 7pm High Mass and Passion Sunday, March 29th, 11am High Mass.
In addition to these live-streams, please find included below a recommended prayer intention schedule for morning, afternoon, and evening each day of the week. Let us pray as a spiritual family united in these intentions.
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart WILL triumph, may we remain Her faithful children.
With you in the Most Chaste Heart of St. 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
pray for us
St. Francis de Sales,
pray for us
St. Therese of the Child Jesus,
pray for us
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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.
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Canon Adrian Sequeira
on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:09PM