(3.18.2020) Spiritual Resources for You

Dear Friends,

Here are some resources that are available that I thought you might like during this time of crisis.  Always remember that no matter what happens, Jesus is ALWAYS in the boat with us. 

God bless you all!
Fr. Kevin

Spiritual Resources Webpage – Archdiocese of PhiladelphiaDuring these difficult days, the Lord always remains close to us and provides us ways to receive His grace even when we cannot attend Mass in person. Please visit the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Spiritual Resources webpage that contains many excellent resources to nourish you spiritually and help you remain as close as possible to Jesus in the Eucharist during this time. Visit http://archphila.org/resources/


Pastoral and Temporal Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic – Archdiocese of PhiladelphiaVisit this website for official statements, news coverage, guidelines, a list of local live-streamed and televised Masses and much more. This will keep you informed about the latest developments in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Visit http://archphila.org/covid19/


Any strong, healthy 16-49 year olds looking to step up in the face of a pandemic?The largest food pantry in Montgomery County, Martha’s Choice (run by our Catholic Social Services) saw a 100% increase in client volume yesterday. We are in need of strong, healthy volunteers to help serve those in need during this time. Martha’s Choice has been able to serve people from the parking lot, maintain social distancing/stringent sanitizing and limit the number of people present by adjusting service protocols for the safety of all involved. They need volunteers in 3-4 hour increments or more during these times: 8 am-4 pm on Monday; 9 am-7:30 pm on Wed; 8 am-7:30 pm on Thurs; 9 am-4 pm on Fri
If you are able to help with this, please contact Patrick Walsh at Catholic Social Services Martha’s Choice Marketplace: pwalsh@chs-adphila.org


Rosary Campaign for an End to the Coronavirus – Nightly at 8 PM
The Office for the New Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia invites you to join us online, by phone or in spirit as we pray the Rosary every night at 8 PM (except on March 25…see below). We will ask the miraculous intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary to put an end to the coronavirus. Over 1600 households have joined in for this time of communal prayer. 
Full details about how to join in can be found at phillyevang.org/rosary.


Celebrating Mary’s ‘Yes!’ Rosary Rally for Vocations – Wednesday, March 25 at 7 PM
Catholics throughout the Archdiocese are invited to be part of the Culture of Vocations by participating in a VIRTUAL ROSARY RALLY!!  The event will be streamed ONLINE on our website (Heedthecall.org) and Facebook page (@PhillyPriest), and will include a rosary rally led by Archbishop Nelson Perez, as well as an opportunity to learn more about a new Vocations initiative in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia! On the Feast of her profound YES, we will honor Our Blessed Mother and ask for her protection and intercession as we pray for vocations!
https://heedthecall.org/RosaryRally/


Morning Prayer with Fr. Matt Guckin – Daily 7 AM
Join Fr. Matt Guckin from St. Francis de Sales parish in West Philadelphia for live-streamed Morning Prayer each morning at 7 AM. Two ways to join in:


Prayers

A full list of spiritual resources during the pandemic from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia can be found at http://archphila.org/resources/. This page will be updated regularly as new resources become available. 

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