The Blessed Mother and Jesus artwork that hangs in our Blessed Sacrament Chapel
It is so important that we remain united as a parish, included staying united in our prayers. We have a prayer team already up and running for our Be Bold Campaign. We are going to switch the emphasis of our prayer team to pray for the end of the Corona Virus Pandemic. While there are many prayers to pray (we will continue with suggested some in our parish updates) we wanted to have some simple and well-known prayers for us to pray at any time of the day as a parish. So our parish prayer team will be praying a “Glory Be” and “Our Father” and a “Hail Mary” daily for the end of the pandemic and all who are affected by it.
Email Maggie at NCFrontDesk@cdlex.org to join!
Offer of Support and Prayers
We found out that parishioner and choir member Barb Biega has had a death in her family related to the coronavirus. Barb’s paternal uncle passes away recently in Connecticut. Please keep Barb and her family in your prayers.
The Annunciation of Our Lord will be celebrated tomorrow March 25th
The Holy Father has asked that all Christians remain together “with the universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness”, adding, “Let us remain united. Let us make our closeness felt toward those persons who are the most lonely and tried”.
The Pope has also invited “the Heads of the Churches and the leaders of every Christian community, together with all Christians of the various confessions, to invoke the Almighty, the omnipotent God, to recite at the same time the prayer that Jesus, our Lord, taught us” – the Our Father.
This united “Our Father” will take place at noon Rome time or 7 AM EST.
Even though there are no public masses, Fr. Lobo and I still offer non-public masses every day with the primary intention of our masses being for our faith community and for the world.
I cannot wait until we can worship face to face again at Holy Spirit Parish. We miss you!!!
While there will be no office hours at Holy Spirit Parish/ Newman Center because of the pandemic, Fr. Lobo and I will be available for any emergent spiritual needs or if you find yourself in a vulnerable situation concerning food or medication. My cell phone number is 859-285-9824 and Fr. Lobo’s cell number is 609-457-0049.
Remember, as always, stay close to Jesus and His Mother so we can be a source of love, patience, and kindness. And stay strong and stay focused.