Form of Spiritual Communion, by St. Alphonsus Liguori
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 in 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.
On the Diocese of Tucson web site you will find a statement of the USCCB's leadership on the death of Mr. George Floyd as well as a video message from Bishop Shelton Fabre, representing the U.S. Bishops as the Chairman of the ad hoc committee on racism. In addition to those two documents, my own statement--provided below--will be added to the diocesan web site tomorrow.
I join with Bishops across our Nation in denouncing racism and the violence it engenders.
The killing of Mr. George Floyd is an image that remains deeply etched in the minds of all Americans. I pray that this horrific image will lead to our reexamination of the lingering presence of racism in our culture and become a call to action for all of us to work for deep and lasting change.
I have prayed at Mass for Mr. Floyd by name. It is my prayer that God will raise him up to eternal life, even as God raises up a host of voices that cry out for justice and dignity for every human being and an end to violence in our communities.
+Edward J. Weisenburger, Bishop of Tucson
Together, let us pray for an end to racism, as well as the wisdom and strength to be an instrument of healing.
May God bless you abundantly.
+Edward J. Weisenburger
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The Southwest is known for our warm welcomes and heartfelt hospitality! Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish has been extending this same warm welcome for over 140 year, since pioneer missionary, Fr. Antonio Jouvenceau, came to Tombstone, to minister to the need of those flocking into the area following the discovery of rich silver deposits!
Although the popular concept of Tombstone, largely shaped by Hollywood, portrays our community as centered in the bars and gambling dens of Allen Street and shadowed by violence, there is another and much more enduring story, of pioneer men, women and families, who sought to build a lasting community, founded on the values of the Gospel!
That is our story, and it is a story which continues to be written, not in historic re-enactments, but in the hearts and lives of people who call Tombstone home.
Our Parish is the “Mother Church” of Cochise County and has been instrumental in planting new parishes in the surrounding area. We continue to be part of the global Mission of the Church, and have entered our third century filled with the joy and the hope of those who are experiencing new life in Christ!
We would cordially invite you to experience that new life with us, and to know that the One who extends the invitation, “My house is your house!” is, in fact, the Lord!
Looking forward to welcoming you!
FR. GREG ADOLF and FR. ROBERT NESKE and all of the People of God at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish!
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A Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
...that we are rejoicing that our long “Eucharistic fast” is coming to an end, and that we will be able to celebrate the Mass together in the church, beginning this weekend?
A reminder of the protocols that will be in place in during Phase 1 of re-opening, for your health and safety, which remain so important to us!
FIRST, please know that the Obligation to attend Mass has been suspended for everyone by our Bishop, AND, further, you are urged not to attend a public Mass if you are
65 years of age or older, are vulnerable to infection, OR experiencing illness of any kind. Of course, no one will be permitted to minister or serve at Mass if they display signs of illness.
The Mass will continue to be “live streamed” daily, from St. Andrew’s, so that you may participate from home.
There will be an additional Mass celebrated at 5:00 PM on Saturday evenings, to facilitate “social distancing” during this Phase of re-opening. (Beginning next Saturday, 6 June).
IF you choose to attend Mass in the church, you will need to practice “social distancing” from other worshipers. This means, keeping a 6’ distance between yourself and those from other households; the Sign of Peace will be offered from that distance; no holding of hands; and, no unnecessary physical contact. There will be a basket placed in front of the altar for your Offering – after Mass, OR, you are welcome to continue dropping your Offering off at the Parish Office during business hours.
At Communion time, we ask that you wait for those in the area in front of you to receive Holy Communion and return to their place, before enter the aisle, again, maintaining a 6’ distance.
You are, of course, welcome to wear a mask (and gloves) to Mass, if you choose, however you may not receive Holy Communion gloved– for that brief moment. At this time, the Precious Blood will not be distributed, and Holy Communion offered under one Species only, and Communion will be received in the hand.
We, your clergy, will not be greeting you at the front door, to avoid, congestion, but will be available outside to greet you and address concerns. Also, you may exit the church, using the door on the west side or east side of the Sanctuary.
Of course, the restrooms and ‘shared surfaces’ (door handles, etc.) will be disinfected after each Mass.
Confessions will be heard in the Parish Hall, please wait for the person in front of you to exit before entering the Hall.
Of course, there is no way to absolutely guarantee anyone’s safety in a public place. Note clearly that there is an inherent risk, regardless of age or health, in attending any public event. This includes religious services. We are trying to make your worship experience as safe andealthy as reasonable, but ultimately you must make decisions about your own health and well-being.
Again, the Obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been suspended for everyone until further notice.
Please be patient, as we, together, learn to practice these new “norms” and to help one another stay safe and healthy.
Your contributions to the Annual Catholic Appeal support our Priest's salary subsidy along with the other 26 ministries throughtout the Diocese of Tucson.
As of April 30th we have pledged $8,451 which is 169% of our goal. Our participation is 46%.
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