REFLECTION AND PRAYER DURING CORONAVIRUS

With the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, we are confronted once more with the fragility of our lives, and again we are reminded of our common humanity — that the peoples of this world are our brothers and sisters, that we are all one family under God.

God does not abandon us, he goes with us even now in this time of trial and testing. In this moment, it is important for us to anchor our hearts in the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. Now is the time to intensify our prayers and sacrifices for the love of God and the love of our neighbor. Let us draw closer to one another in our love for him, and rediscover the things that truly matter in our lives.

United with our Holy Father Pope Francis, let us pray in solidarity for our brothers and sisters here and around the world who are sick. Let us pray for those who have lost loved ones to this virus. May God console them and grant them peace.

We pray also for doctors, nurses, and caregivers, for public health officials and all civic leaders. May God grant them courage and prudence as they seek to respond to this emergency with compassion and in service to the common good.

In this time of need, I invite all the faithful to seek together the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and I share this prayer with you:

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

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YOU CAN BE A LIGHT DURING THIS TIME
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.
– Ephesians 5:8-9
As we monitor the turn of events throughout the world we are reminded of our common humanity. We are encouraged to practice social distancing although we know we are one family of God and are drawn close spiritually through this belief. There is a great need for God’s people to release His resources into the world for the benefit of our ministries that serve and address the needs in our Central Florida community. For those able to share their blessings we encourage charity. Please continue your financial support of your parish and diocesan ministries as our Church continues to serve our faithful and its community, as one Body of Christ. You and your loved ones remain in our prayers.

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Emergency News

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Parish has had to make a lot of changes to keep everybody safe. We know that through this difficult moment it is important that we stay connected to God in prayer even if we don’t go to mass. Starting next week we will be having the Blessed Sacrament exposed inside where the window of the Chapel in the Church is located. We will be having a tent with benches so you can sit outside an pray. No one will be able to enter the Church or Chapel at anytime. 
The Office will be closed until further notice, we will only be able to receive phone calls if you have any questions regarding these temporary changes. Let’s have patience and take precautions during this difficult time so that we can all stay safe. 

Debido al coronavirus, la parroquia ha tenido que hacer muchos cambios para mantener a todos a salvo. Sabemos que durante este momento difícil es importante que nos mantengamos conectados con Dios en la oración, incluso si no vamos a misa. A partir de la próxima semana tendremos el Santísimo Sacramento expuesto en el interior donde se encuentra la ventana de la Capilla en la Iglesia. Tendremos una carpa con bancas para que puedas sentarte afuera a orar. Nadie podrá entrar a la Iglesia o Capilla en ningún momento.

La oficina estará cerrada hasta nuevo aviso, solo podremos recibir llamadas telefónicas si tiene alguna pregunta sobre estos cambios temporales. Tengamos paciencia y tomemos precauciones durante este momento difícil para que todos podamos estar seguros.