On this Good Friday, our Holy Father says to us, “Gaze upon the outstretched arms of Christ crucified, let yourself be saved, over and over again.”
Today we would have gathered together in the church at 3 P.M. to Celebrate the Passion of the Lord. Our liturgy is available for viewing at any time today by clicking the link below. The link which was also sent in a separate Flocknote earlier today and is posted on our parish website in the header: “Watch Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Online Today”. Additional resources, such as the order of service and Fr. David’s homily were also sent out and are on the website, stjamesge.org
Watch your Flocknotes tomorrow when we will send the link for the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night.
Today is a Day of Fasting and Abstinence
Just a reminder that Good Friday is a day of Fasting and Abstinence. For more information, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s web page about Fasting and Abstinence: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/catholic-information-on-lenten-fast-and-abstinence.cfm
Good Friday Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
As we mentioned in Wednesday’s Flocknote Check-In, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are inviting us to pray a Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 11 a.m. today or anytime after to seek our savior’s healing and protection.
To learn more visit: https://lacatholics.org/sacred-heart/
The Holy Father’s Stations of the Cross
This year, the Holy Father asked for meditations for the Stations of the Cross for Good Friday to be prepared by prisoners, volunteers, family members and others, associated with a corrections facility in Northern Italy. You may find them by clicking on the link below:
Divine Mercy Novena Begins Today
In preparation for the great celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday on the Sunday after Easter, today begins the nine day novena to Divine Mercy.
Jesus said to Sister Faustina: “I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw therefrom strength and refreshment and whatever grace they need in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death.” (Diary, 1209)
If you would like to participate, you can find the prayers here: https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/novena
We have invited our pastoral staff members to share with you a spiritual resource that each has found helpful during our shelter-in-place days. Today we feature the recommendation from Paul Kirk, Principal of St. James the Apostle School.
Paul suggests this resource from Dynamic Catholic about Mother Teresa: Truth, Beauty and Goodness. Click on the link below to watch.