Homilies and Update
March 27, 2020
Friday of the fourth week of Lent
Commemoration of St. John Damascus
Dear Souls of St. Joseph Shrine,
On this day when we would normally recite the Stations of the Cross publicly together, I wanted to reassure you that we are indeed shouldering this current cross together!
Attached please find the last two homilies: Lætare Sunday and the Annunciation as well as a pdf of our Stations of the Cross booklet.
Our next live-stream Mass and homily will be this coming Sunday, March 29, Passion Sunday at 11am EST. Our
now has over 1,000 subscribers, congratulations!
Please know that we have nurses within in the parish implementing a sanitization protocol. While there are daily sanitizing wipe-downs,
please take note that we will be ending this Saturday's Perpetual Adoration at 4pm.
This will allow us multiple hours for an even deeper full-scale clean as well as a time to veil all of our statues for Passiontide without disrupting your prayers.
Again, never hesitate to contact us for confessions and sick calls. We are here for you.
With you at the Foot of the Cross,
PS. Don't forget our Parish's Total Consecration to St. Joseph (using Fr. Calloway's book available for purchase here at the Shrine) which begins on March 30th and ends on May 1st, Feast of St. Joseph the Worker!
We are working toward having a daily reading of the devotions posted day by day, stay tuned!
Link to Adoration sign up sheet
St. Joseph Shrine YouTube Channel
3. Homilies, Stations of the Cross and Prayer Intention Schedule attached.
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Prayer Intention Schedule.pdf
Via Crucis REVISED edition 2016.pdf
In Annuntiatione EN 2020.pdf
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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Canon Adrian Sequeira
on Friday, March 27 at 12:29PM