The diocese of Venice, following CDC guidelines, has announced that it is no longer a requirement to wear masks in church, although you are welcome to. This will come into effect as of Monday May 17th. We will continue to keep one side of the church restricted for the time being, for those who may not be comfortable with closer contact. Eucharistic Ministers will continue to wear masks while distributing Holy Communion. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.
To see the bishop’s letter regarding this matter, please see the link below.
Podcast interview on centering prayer with Fr. Murchadh:
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Which Covid-19 Vaccines are OK?
Please see attached letter from the US Bishops, regarding what vaccines are morally acceptable Letter from bishops re vaccine
Please see attached a letter from Bishop Frank Dewane regarding a full audit of the diocese of Venice to do with sexual abuse. Click on the link below.
Prayer to Christ the Healer
In the comfort of your love,
I pour out to you my Savior,
The memories that haunt me,
The anxieties that perplex me,
The fears that stifle me,
The sickness that prevails upon me,
And the frustration of all the pain
That weaves about within me.
Lord help me to see your peace in my turmoil,
Your compassion in my sorrow,
And your love in my need.
Touch me, O Lord, with your healing power and strength.
‘Where the individual faithful find themselves in the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution, it should be remembered that perfect contrition, coming from the love of God, beloved above all things, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness (that which the penitent is at present able to express and accompanied by votum confessionis, that is by the firm resolution to have recourse, as soon as possible to sacramental confession, obtain forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1452)’
“Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. Trust in God and trust in me” – John 14:1
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Daily ReadingProvided by USCCB
Reading I 2 Cor 6:1-10 Brothers and sisters: As your fellow workers, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says: In an acceptable time I heard you, and on the day of salvation I helped you. Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We cause no one to stumble in anything, in order that no fault may be found with our ministry; on the contrary, in everything we commend ourselves as ministers of God, through much endurance, in afflictions, hardships, constraints, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, vigils, fasts; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in unfeigned love, in truthful speech, in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness at the right and at the left; through glory and dishonor, insult and praise. We are treated as deceivers and yet are truthful; as unrecognized and yet acknowledged; as dying and behold we live; as chastised and yet not put to death; as sorrowful yet always rejoicing; as poor yet enriching many; as having nothing and yet possessing all things. Responsorial Psalm 98:1, 2b, 3ab, 3cd-4 R. (2a) The Lord has…