- Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent April 2, 2020Reading 1 Gn 17:3-9 When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him: “My covenant with you is this: you are to become the father of a host of nations. No longer shall you be called Abram; your name shall be Abraham, for I am making you the father of a host of nations. I will […]
- Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent April 2, 2020
- Pope prays for media helping people endure isolation April 2, 2020VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With self-isolation becoming more widespread due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis thanked journalists and members of the media who inform people and help them cope with loneliness. “Today, I would like us to pray for all those who work in the media, who work to communicate so that people don’t […]Catholic News Service
- Pope prays for media helping people endure isolation April 2, 2020
For 800 years, the Holy Land Franciscans have served in the land made holy by the life, suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. With your support, the Holy Land Franciscans will continue to nourish Christians in the Holy Land with presence, care, and service. Through the Palm Sunday collection, you stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land as a witness of peace, supporting Catholics there in parishes and schools, maintaining Christian shrines and caring for refugees in the Holy Land. Please remember you can give to this and other Second Collections via Online Giving at olmcc.com.
All parish Masses and events are cancelled through April 19th. However, the church and chapel remain open for prayer and I am saying a private Mass each day. The health and safety of our parishioners remain our top priority. Please pray for a quick and positive end to this crisis. The parish is continuing to operate. Our financial obligations are continuing as they normally do. For this reason, I’m asking that every family continue to contribute to our weekly collection. You may do this in several ways: 1. Mail your check or envelope to the parish each week. 2. Enroll … Continue reading
Lysol is being sprayed daily in the chapel, the sanctuary, and on the door handles. Hand sanitizer is also in the chapel and sanctuary. Please stay home if you are sick or have been exposed to any sick individuals. Scheduled Mass Intentions are still being honored as Father Tom continues to celebrate private Masses daily.
Below are links to daily Masses, Live Stream Masses, and other resources to aid us in practicing our Faith during this time: Bishop Robert Barron’s Daily Mass – https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/ Broadcast or Live-streamed Mass – https://archatl.com/covid-19/broadcast-or-livestreamed-mass/ Blessed is She – Daily Devotionals for Women – https://blessedisshe.net/devotions/ Various Spiritual Resources – https://archatl.com/covid-19/
Lent is a season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. In order to see that our preparation for Easter has a communal, and not just an individual dimension, the Church gives us certain norms for a common Lenten observance. The Lenten guidelines for the Archdiocese of Atlanta are as follows: – Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday (February 26), Good Friday (April 10) and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older. – Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not … Continue reading
Join our faith community—and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. CRS Rice Bowls are available in the narthex. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on the challenge of global hunger and how it affects our human family. Visit crsricebowl.org for Lenten resources.