St. Norbert COVID-19 Updates

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Dear Friends,

There is such a wide range of ways to responding to what I am calling “Our New Parish Normal”.  I want to assure you; you are not forgotten.  We are here for you.  We are working on new ways to communicate and connect.

On our new parish website, our Facebook and Instagram account, as well as YouTube  there are links to many helps and guides provided by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and other sources that the parish is either doing now or will be doing in the weeks ahead.

Please stay tuned and continue to visit this page for more updates.

 

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All St. Norbert public masses are cancelled until further notice.

St. Norbert is working to live stream our mass and reflections to keep us all connected during this time.

Please join us daily at 9am beginning April 14 for a livestream mass from St Norbert.  These videos will be available for replay on our YouTube channel.

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Other opportunities for mass include:

Daily Mass:

Daily Mass Live-Streamed from Bishop Barron’s Chapel

Available at 8:15 AM (ET):  https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/

Sunday Mass:

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia

Livestreamed Sunday Mass at 11:00 AM:  https://vimeo.com/event/17522

Televised Mass in Spanish – Misa televisada en español

https://vimeopro.com/catholicphilly/lasantamisa 

The Sunday Mass airs every Sunday morning at 5:30 am on WPVI Channel 6.

They may have a replay available on their website 6abc.com

Prayer Requests

Need some extra prayers?  We have trained prayer ministers available to pray for any need.  We want our community to grow in the gift of intercessory prayer: praying for one another.  Please visit this link and fill out the form with your intention.

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When Should You Make an Act of Spiritual Communion?

The most common occasion for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when we cannot fulfill our obligation to attend Mass on a Sunday or Holy Day of Obligation, whether because of illness or bad weather, or some other reason outside of our control. You can make an Acts of Spiritual Communion at any time and make multiple times a day—even on days when we have been able to receive the Eucharist. Each Act of Spiritual Communion that we make increases our desire to receive sacramental Communion, and protects us until we can receive Holy Communion sacramentally again.

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION (St. Alphonsus Ligouri)

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

Pope Francis’ Prayer for Protection during the Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.

At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.

We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Prayer for the End of the Coronavirus

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.”

At your command, the sick were made well.   Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.  Heal those who are sick with the virus.

May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.”  Come to our aid now,  that we may experience your healing love. Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty  and sorrow.

Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you  in your eternal peace.

Be with the families of those who are sick or have died.  As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair.  May they know your peace.

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves  at risk in the process.  May they know your protection and peace.

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from  this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare.

In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Jesus Christ, heal us.

Source: https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/03/02/coronavirus-prayer 

Our St. Norbert Outreach ministry is working hard to assist and keep connected with those in need

  • Contacting any parishioners 70 and older by phone or e mail, to see if they need any help. Thanks to the 50+ Group for calling over 500 parishioners.
  • Working with our Helping Hands Ministry to pick up and deliver food if needed or drive people to doctor’s offices for appointments.
  • Calling all our parishioners who receive the Holy Eucharist, at home, that is distributed by our Eucharist to the Homebound to the Eucharist ministry members, to check on them.
  • Calling everyone on our sick list to see if they need any help.
  • Collection and distribution continues for Wednesday Procurement and distribution to Bethesda and St. Gabe’s food cupboard.
  • We are still in great need of nonperishable items. Please drop off in narthex ONLY from 9:00AM-Noon, Monday through Sunday.

If you can help in any way, contact Director of Outreach Services, Ed Grady at egrady@parish.stnorbert.org

Thank you for your help.

Please visit the Archdiocese website for the most up to date info

http://archphila.org/

For spiritual resources, please visit

http://archphila.org/resources/

Please visit the Archdiocese ARISE website for the most up to date resources during the pandemic

http://archphila.org/arise/