Prayers for the Week

Raccolta #722
Despise not, Almighty God, Thy people who cry out to
Thee in their affliction, but for the glory of Thy Name,
being appeased assist those who are in tribulation,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen. An indulgence of 3 years.
Raccolta #723
O God, our refuge and our strength, mercifully regard
Thy people who cry to Thee, and turn away the
scourges of Thy anger, which we justly deserve for our
sins, Through Christ our Lord. Amen. An indulgence of 3
years.
AT THE TIME OF ANY CALAMITY
Raccolta # 725
O God, Who knowest us to be set in the midst of so
great dangers, that, by reason of the frailty of our
nature, we cannot stand upright, grant us such health of
mind and body, that those evils which we suffer for our
sins we may overcome through Thine assistance.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen. An indulgence of 500 days.
Raccolta #726
Help us, O God, our Saviour; and for the glory of Thy
Name deliver us: and forgive us our sins for Thy
Name’s sake.
V. For the glory of Thy holy Name deliver us,
R. and forgive us our sins for Thy Name’s sake.
Let us pray.
Mercifully hear the prayers of Thy people, we beseech
Thee, O Lord, that we who are justly afflicted for our
sins, may be mercifully delivered from the same for the
glory of Thy holy Name. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen. An indulgence of 3 years.

CONFESSIONS:

In order to provide an opportunity for all who wish to go to confession before Easter, our priests will be available for confessions at the church, on Holy Saturday, from 3:00 until 5:00 pm. It is hoped that those who wish to go to confession will spread out over the two hours, so that at any given time there are only a few persons in the church. And, of course, if you wish to come to the church for confession, remember the importance of social distancing, due to the coronavirus.

LENTEN FAST AND ABSTINENCE:

The Lenten fast continues throughout this week until
midnight on Saturday night. Also, Holy Saturday is
a day of total abstinence. Meat is not permitted at
any meal this Friday and Saturday.

GOOD FRIDAY:

Let us all observe this Friday in
a solemn manner, in honor of Our Lord’s bitter
Passion and Death, avoiding our normal recreation
activities. It is a wholesome Catholic custom to
practice silence as much as possible, especially
from Noon to 3:00 pm on Good Friday.

EASTER FLOWERS AND INTENTIONS:

If you would like to sponsor
one or more of the Easter lilies for the church or chapel
please contact the parish secretary. The cost per plant
is $12.00. The secretary MUST have your intentions
by this Wednesday in order to appear in the Easter
Bulletin.