KEEP UP THE FAITH.
My beloved parishioners of our enviable Tri-Parish family, I believe the developments of the COVID-19 have generated anxieties and frustrations in your minds. The worse and most worrying is that we can not even meet to pray together as we used to do.
As the shepherd of souls and spiritual leader of our faith community I would like to allay your fears and panics as I encourage you to read and reflect on the following:
”Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? Can hardship or distress, or persecution, or lack of food and clothing, or threats or violence...” Romans 8:35
With this inspiration be assured that although we are physically disconnected we are spiritually and solidly connected. Nothing indeed can stand in our way against the love of God.
I am still devising new opportunities to live our faith and sustain our hopes. You might have heard about my innovative idea of ”Parking lot” Mass. Yes! We tried it on Tuesday 03-17-2020. It worked well. Just as I presented a request for approval from the diocese then another directive came from Governor, Tony Evers. Our political leaders are doing their best to keep all of us safe and sound. So the plan could not be used.
But not perturbed at all! Now in order to encourage our family to stay together and to continue to enhance and protect our hard-earned faith I will be doing live streaming Holy Mass daily including the weekends at 10:00 am on Facebook. Kindly take note on that. We will have ”Spiritual Communion” and hear inspiring words on that platform. You are invited to join to pray together as a family in the comfort of your homes.
Know that we are separated physically but our faith keeps us united. If you can not come to church we will try to come to you. You are not lost. You are not forgotten. With Coronavirus or no Coronavirus we still exist to live our faith.
Just take precautions. PRAY!... Keep up the Faith!... Stay healthy.
Love you all.
All Tri-Parish and Diocesan updates concerning COVID-19 will be posted as information becomes available.
Three Ways to Participate in Mass at Home:
1) Fr. Emmanuel - Live streamed Mon-Sat at 10:00AM (see bulletin for Sunday) on Parish Facebook pages - DO NOT NEED FACEBOOK to participate! (Video available after live stream ends.)
2) Watch live or prerecorded Sunday Mass via https://diolc.org/tvmass, the diocesan YouTube channel, Facebook, or televised on Ch 18 Eau Claire at 9:30am Sundays.
3) Watch EWTN televised Mass, live-streamed at 7:00AM, 11AM, and 11PM, or at the same time on your EWTN cable channel.
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.