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CATHOLIC CHURCH

Fr. Michael Davis

Pastor

The Archdiocese of Miami has suspended all Masses and other liturgical events, with a congregation participating, as well as other parish or ministry meetings, until further notice, in efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus and to protect our parishioners.

                   

Archbishop Thomas Wenski invites you to watch the Mass from our many live-streaming links and videos available on the ADOM website, www.miamiarch.org.

If I can be of any service to you, please call the Saint Gregory Rectory office at 954-473-6261 or by email at frdavis@saintgreg.org.
                               

Father Michael Davis  
March 18, 2020

Archdiocese of Miami suspends Masses

and liturgical events until further notice

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

On the recommendation of the Archbishop of Miami, and in light of the instructions of Civil Authorities, all activity that would encourage people from leaving home, is to be discouraged.  As a result, we will be suspending the availability of our weekend confession schedule.  It would also be imprudent to encourage people to leave their homes.  For those reasons, we will immediately suspend the distribution of bottles of Holy water, blessed palms and the blessing of cars.  As disappointing as this is, we forge ahead with prudence and faith.


We will implement these policies.

Thank you for your cooperation, during these very difficult and trying times. Keep safe and well.  

God bless you.

WHAT'S HAPPENING 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge us. Southeast Florida leads the State in the numbers of people infected; and, to be sure, all of us are affected. I pray that your greatest challenge will be only how to cope with some boredom and perhaps cabin fever because of the need for “social distancing.”

 

Yet, as people of faith, we trust in the power of prayer and in the providence of our loving God; as a people of hope, we know that God will never abandon us; as a people of charity, despite our own fears and anxieties, we must stand in solidarity with all our brothers and sisters who are infected or affected by this pandemic.

 

On Palm Sunday, I ask that you join me in placing a palm frond on your door (most yards in South Florida have some type of palm in them). This would help us, despite the social distancing, to be connected as we enter into the Holiest of Weeks. We may be physically isolated, but not separated. We are united as the body of Christ.

 

I invite you to continue to visit our website, www.miamiarch.org, for up-to-date information, live-streaming of liturgies, and other resources. Later this week, information will be posted about Holy Week services at the Cathedral which will be live-streamed.

 

It is my hope that you are able to continue your weekly offertory support through the use of online giving on your parish website or through this Universal Online Offertory Page. These funds are critical for the continued operation of your parish. Your parish does so much more than offer Sunday Mass, and they depend on you! I understand that many of you may not be able to contribute given the economic impact this pandemic is having on your personal finances; however, I hope that those who are able to continue to support their parishes are doing so.

 

Many are suffering financially due to this pandemic. In times of need, people turn to the Church for help, and if we come together, we can try to assist those in need. If you are able to make a donation to the Coronavirus Emergency Fund, please do so now. We must unite to help support our brothers and sisters who are negatively impacted by this ongoing pandemic. Let us look to the future with hope.

 

Our Lent has become for us a true desert experience as we necessarily impose on ourselves some “social distancing.” These days find us all more than a bit anxious and fearful. But, if the Lord takes us to it, He will bring us through it.

 

Please continue to pray for each other, as I continue to pray for you and your loved ones during Holy Week.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ, 

Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski 

Archbishop of Miami

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Trust in the Power of Prayer
COVID-19

Click here to watch Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski's video message

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 
 
The coronavirus pandemic has shaken our world – and our lives. Like in the aftermath of 9/11, we feel like the world has changed; but we don’t know yet what the “new normal” will be. But as a people of faith, we trust in the power of prayer and in the providence of our loving God; as a people of hope, we know that God will never abandon us; as a people of charity, despite our own fears and anxieties, we stand in solidarity with all our brothers and sisters who are infected or affected by this pandemic.
 
Lent this year will in many ways be a true desert experience as we necessarily impose on ourselves some “social distancing”. With the disruption that the coronavirus has brought and will bring to our lives, we, too, may be tempted as the Israelites were in the desert to grumble against God – and perhaps not present our best selves to our spouses, loved ones and our neighbors. 
Let us pray that even while we maintain some social distance physically in these days, Jesus will help us bridge any spiritual distances between ourselves and Him or among ourselves. 

I invite you to join me in praying for protection in time of pandemic: 
 
O Mary, 
you always brighten our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, 
who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain 
while remaining steadfast in faith. 
O loving Mother, 
you know what we need, 
and are confident you will provide for us 
as at Cana in Galilee.  
Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, 
the Divine Physician, 
for those who have fallen ill, 
for those who are vulnerable, 
and for those who have died. 
Intercede also for those charged with 
protecting the health and safety of others 
and for those who are tending to the sick 
and seeking a cure. 
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, 
to conform to the will of the Father 
and to do as we are told by Jesus, 
who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, 
so as to lead us, through the Cross, 
to the glory of the Resurrection. 
Amen. 

 
Sincerely yours in Christ, 
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski 
Archbishop of Miami

 

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