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We are living in a time of profound crisis in the Church... We don’t understand in the modern world anymore what it means that God made us male and female. We live in a world that is compelling us by law to say that the body and the difference between man and woman is essentially meaningless.
St. John Paul II could see this crisis coming and gave the world the Theology of the Body. Our bodies are theological because, in understanding them, we understand God. St. John Paul II's passionate search for this truth sparked what is now the fastest growing movement in the Church because it provides answers for these deepest longings of our hearts. In this glorious vision of what it means to be male and female, Theology of the Body provides a road map to the fulfillment, peace, hope and joy for which we are made.
Hosted by Theology of the Body Institute, the TOB Virtual Conference May 8-10 will feature dozens of prominent speakers and artists who will share their "ache" and joy with you — showing how Theology of the Body applies to everyday life, how it will transform your prayer life, how it can bring healing of the deepest wounds in yourself and with others, and how it will bring your Catholic faith alive in new and brilliant ways.
At noon EDT May 8, the free conference will open and attendees will have access to all of the presentations, which are pre-recorded so you can choose the order and pace. The free conference will close at midnight EDT May 10. Visit https://www.tobvirtualconference.com/ to see an opportunity for extended access to all of the presentations, as well special bonus content.
Jesus’ first words in the Gospel of John are: “What are you looking for?” We invite you to take this weekend to unite with thousands of men and women around the world who are looking for that peace and joy that Christ holds out for each of us. Invite your family and friends, and log in at any time during the weekend to start your conference!
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.