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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Holy Week During a Pandemic


Holy Week During a Pandemic

This Sunday we celebrate the Passion of the Lord, thus beginning Holy Week. Under the circumstances, it will be most unusual. We have the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the parking lot today and on the following Sundays, and on Easter Sunday, we will also drive to anyone who emails me requesting a home benediction, as long as it is feasible to do so.

Also, we will continue uploading Masses on YouTube, and I’m looking for a way to stream live, at least for the Holy Triduum. Please check the website for times. No one knows when we will be able to resume having public Masses, but perhaps a date to pray for would be Pentecost.  (Sunday, May 31, 2020)

Thank you to everyone who has been concerned about me. I appreciate very much the calls and e-mails I have received. Our mutual care and concern for one another reveals the love of God amidst the uncertainty of our times and the fragility of health. We are in this boat together, as the Pope reminded us last Friday.

Let us remember as we enter this Holy Week, that Christ is with us now in this time of trial. Let us root our hearts in the hope that we have because Christ suffered and died for us, but ultimately conquered death on the third day. Let us continue to pray for an end to the pandemic, and to nourish our souls at home by singing hymns, reading scripture of spiritual books, or watching nourishing content on video. In whatever way works best for us, may we use this time to draw closer to one another in our love for God, and rediscover the things that truly matter in our lives, so we can celebrate the victory of Christ over sin next Sunday.

God bless you and keep you safe,
Fr. Carlos, OSA
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