Our Parish Bells will ring 5 times every day
9:oo am – for those infected with the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
12Noon – for all Healthcare workers
3:00 pm – for all First Responders and Essential Workers
6:00 pm – for people of all nations and their leaders
9:00 pm – for those who have died this day from the virus
Prayer to St Joseph
Protect, O Holy Guardian, this our nation.
Enlighten those responsible for the common good, so that they might know — like you do — how to care for those entrusted to their responsibility.
Grant intelligence of knowledge to those seeking adequate means for the health and physical well-being of their brothers and sisters.
Sustain those who are spending themselves for those in need, even at the cost of their own safety: volunteers, nurses, doctors who are on the front lines in curing the sick.
Bless, O St Joseph, the Church: beginning with her ministers, make her the sign and instrument of your light and your goodness.
Accompany, O St Joseph, our families: with your prayerful silence, create harmony between parents and their children, in a special way with the youngest.
Preserve the elderly from loneliness: grant that no one might be left in desperation from abandonment and discouragement.
Comfort those who are the most frail, encourage those who falter, intercede for the poor.
With the Virgin Mother, beg the Lord to liberate the world from every form of pandemic.
POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER
MARY FOR PROTECTION
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 in Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
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.
Do not despise our pleas—we who are put to the test—and
deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ’ PRAYER
TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
ASSISTANCE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
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.
And gain for your 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.
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.
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.
Knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
Health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Keep us in the embrace of your arms,
Help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.