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Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Time of the Coronavirus

by Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles

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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(mass link updated 4-02-2020)

Sunday Prayer Service for March 29

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross
Click the image above to Journey through the Stations of the Cross with Father Mike

 

Archived Masses:
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Adult Formation

Resources for Parents and Educators

Little Church /
Daily Mass Readings

For Parents:

Provides the Weekly readings, background information and discussion questions.


Loyola Press Sunday Connection https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/sunday-connectionhttps

 

Formed

Catholic movies, ministry programs, classes, audio presentations, audiobooks, e-books:
Visit www.FORMED.org to register.

Just type in our city, Leawood, and then select Church of the Nativity.

Registration is simple with just your name and your email address and no passwords or codes to memorize! This platform also works with Apple TV, Roku and many other supported smart TVs with the FORMED app. Enjoy!

 



Holy Family School of Faith https://www.schooloffaith.com/

Podcasts such as the Daily meditations with the Holy Rosary and Catholic Podcasts; On-going series such as 603 Man Mornings and Ladies Night.

 


Word on Fire

https://www.wordonfire.org/

Online videos, homilies, Mass, articles, lectures, series, etc

What do we mean by “Spiritual Communion”

https://angelusnews.com/faith/the-secret-to-understanding-spiritual-communion-in-a-time-of-video-masses/


At Home Holy Week Activities:

https://holyweek.pastoral.center/


Make your own Stations of the Cross

 

Here are just a few suggestions you can do with your family:

Our own ARCHKCK faith home page for ideas including Mass: https://www.archkck.org/Faithathome

Set Up Your Own Prayer Space
prayer hands

Free Online Magnificat 

https://twitter.com/MagnificatMag
/status/1239503419381100545?s=20

 http://magnificat.com/free


Catholic Icing  Crafts, printables and more.

Make an Act of Spiritual Communion: 

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 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.

Pray the Rosary with your family. This you can also do live with family, friends and parishioners. 

 

Teach your children how to journal, do puzzles, write letters to family members, (yes, get out a pen and paper). Have them write short stories or write a book with your family. Pick a character and each member writes a chapter about their adventures. Read aloud to each other. Make lists of things you/they're grateful for. Indoor scavenger hunts are always fun. 

 

Weather permitting, there's always outdoor activities around home. That include going for walks that will keep you a safe distance from people in and around your neighborhood. Getting the yard ready for that first mow, raking leaves, picking up limbs or just some general cleaning outside.

 

Indoor items could include downsizing. That would mean having your children and mom and dad as well go through toys and or clothes they don't use or have outgrown. Do spring cleaning before spring gets here.

One of my favorites is searching for activities to do with kids comes from Pinterest. If you don't have an account, it's free and easy to search for things to do. There are hundreds if not thousands of Catholic activities.

 

With fish fries and Stations of the Cross cancelled you really don't have to gather in the church to meditate on the mysteries. 

  1. Gather supplies
    Make sure you have a Stations of the Cross booklet for members of your family. It’s important for everyone to be able to follow along. If you have little ones who cannot read, give them a Stations of the Cross coloring book. Everyone can participate!
     
  1. Invite other families to join you in spirit.You may not be able to gather in person, but you can pray the Stations at the same time as other families. 

Not only does this help others feel the real community of the Church, it also ensures that your family will, in fact, pray the Stations on Friday night! Pick a time that works for each family to begin in their own home—you could even do a video call if you wanted too! 

  1. Pray the Stations of the Cross. Text your friends to remind them that it’s time for the stations, gather the family into one room, and begin. You can take turns leading each Station, or you can choose one person to lead the prayers. (For example, if it says “Priest” before a line, that is the leader’s role. A designated leader can recite the opening prayers that the priest would normally say.) 
  2. Make soup. Open up one of those cans you purchased last week or find a simple recipe online. (I prefer homemade) The secret to a great soup is just to combine what you have in the fridge or pantry and then share it with a smile! It doesn’t have to be perfect to be tasty! (Pro tip: a little bread and butter can make any soup delicious.) 
  3. Eat and spend time together. Once the Stations of the Cross are completed and the soup is ready, sit down to dinner. Take time to be a true community for each other. Whether there are two or twelve at the table, know that the entire Communion of Saints in heaven is joining you in your prayer and meal. Put down the phones and be together. 
  4. Don’t stress about whether it’s perfect. 

Stations of the Cross for Kids  https://www.loyolapress.com/~/media/Images/
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Weekly Little Church Guide

USCCB Weekly Reading: (click the image)

Weekly Bulletin