How to make a Spiritual Communion & Prayers
SAINT COLUMBAN UPDATE
Rosary Rally and Universal Prayer
Rosary Rally Update
This Saturday at noon (from the comfort of your home) let us together as a parish pray the rosary for an end to COVID19. You may use the intercessions this week as a specific intention for each decade.
✝️ That a cure for the coronavirus may be found with all due haste.
✝️ For the Church, that Christ the light of the world may strengthen hearts of the faithful.
✝️ That Christ the light of the world may cast out rivalry, anger, and fear in the hearts of the people.
✝️ For the sick, the homebound, and all those affected by the coronavirus, that Christ the light of the world would kindle a fire of hope in their hearts and renew their faith.
✝️ For doctors, nurses and volunteers placing their lives in harm’s way during this crisis, that they may be strengthened and protected through Christ our Lord.
Starting tonight (Friday March 20)
join in the Pandemic Novena, to pray for nine days for an end to the outbreak
. (See Day 1 Prayer bellow:)
IN THIS ISSUE
1. Rosary Rally Update
2. Making a Spiritual Communion
3. Pandemic Novena prayer Day 1
4. SUNDAY BULLETIN
5. How to view Mass online or on TV/Radio
6. New Plenary Indulgence
Although there are no public Masses or gatherings, the Church will be open for individual prayer
The church will be open for private, silent prayer during office hours
(Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM) and on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Please see the parish office for access. We must comply with distancing measures and may limit entry if numbers exceed the recommended count. The church is regularly cleaned.
Confessions are available by appointment only. Call 360-458-3031 Ext 6.
Click here for a 5 min video on Spiritual Communion
Making a Spiritual Communion
Spiritual Communion is probably a new concept for most of you. In this time of physical separation from the Eucharist, we are being tested and must turn more towards our spiritual strength. While we may be physically apart during this time, we want all of our parishioners to be assured we are all in this together.
Having trouble wrapping your mind around the idea of Spiritual Communion, well here is a short article from
Fr. Francis Hoffman, J.C.D., Executive Director of Relevant Radio
Years ago, I learned a “spiritual communion” prayer that St. Josemaría Escrivá learned as a child from his mother’s confessor. It goes like this: “I wish, my Lord, to receive you, with the purity, humility and devotion with which your most Holy Mother received you, with the spirit and fervor of the saints.” Millions around the world now pray that prayer.
A spiritual communion is a personal devotional that anyone can pray at any time to express their desire to receive holy Communion at that moment, but in which circumstances impede them from actually receiving holy Communion. The impeding circumstances might be a variety of things: the person could already be “maxed out” because they have already received holy Communion twice that day; or the person could be in prison and unable to attend Mass; or the person might be elderly and at home watching Mass on the television or listening to it on the radio; or the person might be hiking a mountain and wants to be more deeply united to Jesus Christ at that moment.
There is no such thing as an “official” spiritual communion. Everyone can make up their own, or use a prayer another person composed.
When you pray a spiritual communion, your soul receives grace to the degree that you have true hunger for the holy Eucharist.
Pandemic Novena Day 1
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns -- You know what's in our hearts. We love You, trust You, we need You. We ask You to be with us. Stay with us. Help us through these times of uncertainty and sorrow. We know you are the Divine Physician, the healer of all. And so we ask that you bring your loving and healing presence to all those who are sick and suffering right now. Please comfort them. Please be with the grieving families of those who have passed away. Please have mercy on those who have died, may they be with You in heaven. Please stand at the side of all medical professionals who are putting themselves at risk while they work to bring healing to others. Lord, we are scared and we are sorrowful. Please heal us. Send us your peace and overwhelming presence. (Mention your intentions here)
We ask the Fourteen Holy Helpers, those who lived during the time of the plague, to pray for us and all who are at-risk! Jesus, we thirst for You. You chose to enter this world as a vulnerable baby. Be with the most vulnerable now. Help us to continue to return to You with our whole hearts throughout this ordeal. Amen. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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How to view Mass online or on TV/radio
Since the Archbishop has temporarily dispensed our obligation to attend Sunday Mass in person, we invite you to watch Mass every Sunday and make a Spiritual Communion.
Live streamed Mass
Although we cannot offer live-streaming Masses from St. Columban due to technical limitations, we invite you to tune-in from the following sources:
- Archbishop Etienne will stream Mass daily from St. James Cathedral: (
Click here to watch over Facebook)
Click here to watch on Vimeo.com
) Weekdays 8:30am, Sunday 8:30am.
- EWTN (Comcast Xfinity Channel 233)9:00 AM PDT everyday: or online
- Sacred Heart Radio (AM 1240 / FM 104.7 / AM 1050 / FM 100.3)5 AM and 9 AM Every day
Click here for additional list collected by the Knights of Columbus (times given are Eastern Time)
ndulgence amidst the Pandemic
The coronavirus seems unstoppable, but God's grace is outpacing it already. The Pope's office just released the following, when united in prayer during the current pandemic:
is granted to the faithful affected by coronavirus, or subjected to quarantine by order of the health authority in hospitals or in their own homes if, with a soul detached from any sin, they spiritually unite through the media to the celebration of the Holy Mass, the recitation of the Holy Rosary, the pious practice of the Via Crucis or other forms of devotion, or if at least they will recite the Creed, the Our Father, and a pious invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, offering this proof in a spirit of faith in God and charity towards our brothers and sisters, with the will to fulfill the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer according to the intentions of the Holy Father), as soon as it is possible for them.
Furthermore, the Apostolic Penitentiary willingly grants a
under the same conditions on the occasion of the current world epidemic, even to those faithful who offer a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, or Eucharistic adoration, or the reading of the Holy Scriptures for at least half an hour, or the recitation of the Holy Rosary, or the pious exercise of the Via Crucis, or the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, to implore from Almighty God the cessation of the epidemic, relief for those who are afflicted, and the eternal salvation of the many whom the Lord has called to himself.
Read the Decree Here
on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:31PM