April 9, 2020 - Message from Fr. Joe - AFC Update
Apr 9, 2020
Dear Members of the Heart of Jesus Area Faith Community,
A very Happy and Blessed Easter to everyone!
Please know of our prayers for you and your loved ones as we celebrate this Easter. I hope you can join us for our Live Stream Easter Sunday Mass at 10:00am.
Bishop LeVoir has extended the suspension of Public Masses here in the Diocese until May 4th. So we will continue to broadcast a Sunday Mass from one of our Churches for the next few weeks. Bishop Levoir has offered this Prayer During this Time of Pandemic, that I share with you today.
Heavenly Father, our shelter from everything that threatens our life. The world is facing a pandemic of great proportion that does indeed threaten the lives of many. Having confidence in your mercy to free us from this pandemic, we come to you in humble prayer. We know that we can do nothing without you. So, we pray that you look with compassion on the afflicted and bring to them hope and healing. Grant eternal rest to the dead and bring your comfort to their families and friends who mourn. Heal those who are sick with the coronavirus and stop the spread of this dreaded disease. Aid our scientists to find a cure for this disease. To those who are dying, bring them peace. Bless our healthcare professionals and their staffs. Keep them safe and give them strength. Guide our leaders to make decisions that are based on the dignity of the human person and the common good of society. Give us the love necessary to reach out to others in this time of great need. We ask this through the Divine Physician, Jesus Christ, our Lord, and your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. Our Lady of Guadalupe: Pray for us. St. Joseph, Protector of the Church: Pray for us.
Please know of our prayers and blessings to everyone.
Join us for our Holy Thursday Live Stream Mass at 7:00pm this evening and our Good Friday Service at 12:00pm as well as the Easter Sunday Mass at 10:00am.
Fr Joe and Fr George