A Message from Father Bernie

Dear Friends,

As we began the Season of Lent a few weeks ago, most of us could not have anticipated that our practices of self-denial would include fasting from the Holy Eucharist.  Given the CDC recommendations for social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of the Corona Virus, The Catholic Bishops of Indiana have suspended the public celebration of Mass.

Though the Eucharist will not be available to our people for the near future, all are encouraged to seek a Spiritual Communion with the Lord.  Here is a prayer that you might use to this end:

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION:

My Jesus,

I believe that You

are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things,

and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment

receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there

and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

Christ’s Peace,

Fr. Bernie