Stuck because of COVID-19? How to make a Spiritual Communion.

Where I am, in the Cupboard Under The Stairs, the local county has decreed that gatherings of 250 or more, including religious events, are banned.  You can still go to nearly every other sort of place, but not church if there are 250 people.  Fine or imprisonment!   I suppose if there were a few hundred people showing up for Mass, some would have to be turned away.   For my part, I would say, “I’ll say Mass for you who are here at the scheduled time and, after the church clears out, I’ll say Mass again for any remaining.”  Maybe that would work.

However, this could mean that quite a few people don’t get to Mass at all.  They are in most places now dispensed by the local bishop.  Check locally.   Remember also: Nemo ad impossibilia tenetur… no one is held to the impossible.

Still, people want to go to Mass.  They want also the graces of hearing Mass, participating, and also, possibility, receiving Communion.

Praise the Lord

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Amid coronavirus pandemic, pope’s Easter liturgies closed to public

Vatican City, Mar 14, 2020 / 04:56 pm (CNA).- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis’ liturgies for Holy Week and Easter, which usually include the presence of thousands of people, will be held without public attendance this year.

According to an online notice from the Prefecture of the Papal Household, “because of the current global public health emergency, all the Liturgical Celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful.”

The Prefecture of the Papal Household is the office responsible for distributing the free of charge tickets which grant pilgrims access to Pope Francis’ general audiences and other public liturgies.

Praise the Lord

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