Easter Week Update
April 18, 2020
Dear Souls of St. Joseph Shrine,
Blessed Easter! In the hope that you are able to draw many spiritual fruits from Paschaltide, please know that the Shrine remains open for Adoration. The sign up sheet is still available
. For your edification, at
tached below are the texts of all three sermons given during the Sacred Triduum.
Our next live-streamed Mass will be tomorrow for Divine Mercy Sunday at 11am and will be streamed directly on our
St. Joseph Shrine Detroit YouTube Channel
The church remains open every day, all day,
except for the brief time of the Mass live-streams.
The church will always re-open immediately following the end of the live-streamed Mass
The live-stream of the preparation for the Total Consecration to St. Joseph continues every day at 5pm on our
Allow me to thank all of you who have maintained your contributions. We will always strive to serve you in a way that indicates just how essential God is. It is consoling to know that so many of you consider supporting the House of God essential as well. Sunday, April 26th would normally be the 2nd collection for our International Seminary. Please remember them in your giving, whether it's using the designated envelope from your box or
. Thank you again! (Everyone at the Seminary in Gricigliano is healthy and continuing their formation without interruption, Deo gratias!)
The Canons continue to be at your disposition for confession and sick calls, never hesitate!
United in grateful prayer before the Risen Lord,
In Christo Rege Glorioso,
Canon Stein, Rector
P.S. We are looking at June 18th as a possible date for the previously scheduled April 30th Annual Gala which is currently postponed.
Link to Adoration sign up sheet
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Holy Thursday 2020.pdf
Good Friday 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
The Precept of the Church regarding "Easter time Communion"
While there is no dispensation from this Precept, please know that it has been the traditional teaching of the Church that by "Easter time" we mean "from the beginning of Lent until Trinity Sunday" -My Catholic Faith, 1954 (in other words,
of Lent and
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.
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