Father Joe’s Mass & Message for March 23, 2020

_- 10

Today is day 9 of our Babylonian exile. As in the days of old time radio, here is the audio of the Mass I offered today. I would ask parishioners who see our efforts on the webpage, my blog, Facebook and YouTube to please pass the word to other members of Holy Family. We want to keep everyone in the loop of prayer. And please do not forget your regular support of the parish.

Heavenly Father,

Make us truly a nation that trusts in you and that prays unceasingly.

Guard us against the virus that plagues the earth or at least give us the faith and courage to endure what we must.

Protect us as well from anxiety, fear and worry.

Confirm our trust in you. Strengthen our sense of peace in ourselves, with our fellow men and women and with you.

Grant us joy in knowing your infinite mercy.

Comfort us in a hopeful assurance that we stand in right relationship with you.

Never allow your children to forget the freedom that comes with awareness that beyond this this is passing world, all eternity awaits us.

While we rightly miss coming together to worship you, please give us the full benefit of the graces that come in making a spiritual communion. Amen.

May the good Lord bless and keep you.

About Father Joe

Father Joe Jenkins I am the pastor of Holy Family Church and a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Washington, DC.
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