SF HEALTH ORDER: SHELTER IN PLACE

A Message to the People of God Concerning the Coronavirus Epidemic From Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone March 17, 2020 "...For the time being, and until further notice, there will be no public celebration of Mass."

 

Pope Francis is asking people to recite the rosary and pray these prayers afterward for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Catholic SF

FIRST PRAYER

O Mary, You shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the foot of the cross,
were united with Jesus' suffering, and persevered in your faith.

"Protectress of the Roman people," you know our needs, and we know that you will provide, so that, as at Cana in Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us. For he took upon himself our suffering,
and burdened himself with our sorrows to bring us, through the cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We fly to your protection,
O Holy Mother of God;
Do not despise our petitions
in our necessities,
but deliver us always
from every danger,
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

SECOND PRAYER

"We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God."

In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God and our mother, and seek refuge under your protection.

Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes toward us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future and the consequences for the economy and employment.

Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew. Plead with your divine Son, as you did at Cana, so that the families of the sick and the victims be comforted, and their hearts be opened to confidence and trust.

Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of this emergency, and are risking their lives to save others. Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity and continued health.

Be close to those who assist the sick night and day, and to priests who, in their pastoral concern and fidelity to the Gospel, are trying to help and support everyone.

Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus.

Support national leaders, that with wisdom, solicitude and generosity they may come to the aid of those lacking the basic necessities of life and may devise social and economic solutions inspired by farsightedness and solidarity.

Mary Most Holy, stir our consciences, so that the enormous funds invested in developing and stockpiling arms will instead be spent on promoting effective research on how to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

Beloved Mother, help us realize that we are all members of one great family and to recognize the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need. Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer.

Mary, Consolation of the afflicted, embrace all your children in distress and pray that God will stretch out his all-powerful hand and free us from this terrible pandemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course.

To you, who shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope, do we entrust ourselves, O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.

Prayer during the Covid-19 Pandemic

United with our Holy Father Pope Francis, let us pray in solidarity for our brothers and sisters here and around the world who are sick. Let us pray for those who have lost loved ones to this virus. May God console them and grant them peace.

We pray also for doctors, nurses, and caregivers, for public health officials and all civic leaders. May God grant them courage and prudence as they seek to respond to this emergency with compassion and in service to the common good.

Let us offer our troubles up to God and put our faith in His unending love of us…and ask "all the faithful to seek together the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe."

Let us end with Psalm 57:1: Have mercy on me, God, have mercy on me. In you I seek refuge. In the shadow of your wings I seek refuge till harm pass by.

 

Sunday of Divine Mercy - 2nd Sunday of Easter - April 19, 2020

Take part in the Novena by visiting The Centre for Divine Mercy website which includes the 9 day Novena and live stream masses.

https://centrefordivinemercy.org/novena

Visit the Online Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration here:

https://virtualadoration.home.blog/

 

Archdiocese News

Since March 19, California has been living under Executive Order N-33-20 requiring all residents to stay home except for those working in defined “critical infrastructure,” and requiring all people at all times to practice social distancing.  To help Catholics understand the impact of this directive on parish life and Catholic practice, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has issued a series of messages to the people of the Archdiocese. His message, and other important announcements can be found here: https://sfarchdiocese.org/health-alerts

 

Live Stream Masses 

We have learned of 15 parishes that are livestreaming Masses. Click on the link for more information. sfarch.org/livestreams

The Archdiocese of San Francisco – Restorative Justice Ministry is conducting a Rosary and Community Prayer extended through Sunday April 12, in protection and defeat of the corona virus – Covid-19 crisis.

JOIN US IN PRAYER:

Note:

Please dial in 15 minutes before 7:00 p.m. Starting tonight join us by calling 1 (650) 480-1978, no access code, or via the web at Rosary Rally Teleconferencing.

We ask that you please register:

·         Text your name to 415 244-5594 or email escobarj@sfarch.org

·         Join our Rosary Rally Contact Group

The teleconference capacity is for the first 100 people who join first.  The same number will be used for the Rosary with Archbishop J. Cordileone, Sunday March 22, 2020.  See further instructions at the end of this email.  


Friday March 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Rosary Leader: Sister Jean Evans, RSM, Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame, CA

Saturday March 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  Español / Spanish

Rosary Leader: Elsa Melgar-Carrillo of Mi Familia en Cristo Catholic Radio Hour

 

Sunday March 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  
Rosary Leader: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Dial in 20 minutes before 7:00 p.m. 1 (650) 480-1978, no access code. Or join via the web at Rosary Rally Teleconferencing.

 

·         Monday March 23, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Carol McMackin,  Catholic Volunteer Minister serving at SF Juvenile Justice Center, San Dimas Community Restorative Justice Ministry  

·         Tuesday March 24, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Jose Betancourt, St. Francis of Assisi, East Palo Alto, CA

·         Wednesday March 25, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Hermes Ford, St. Anthony Church, Novato, CA

·         Thursday March 26, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Pastor, Fr. Lawrence Goode, St Francis of Assisi, East Palo Alto, CA

·         Friday March 27, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: David Marten, Catholic Volunteer Minister serving at SF and Marin County Jails

·         Saturday March 28, 2020, Rosary in Spanish

o   Rosary Leader: Pastor, Rev. Frank Tinajero, St. Patrick’s Church, Los Angeles, CA

·         Sunday March 29, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Open

·         Monday March 30, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Pastor, Fr. Mike Quinn, St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Sausalito, CA

·         Tuesday March 31, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Open

·         Wednesday April 01, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Fr. Lawrence Goode, St Francis of Assisi, East Palo Alto, CA

·         Thursday April 02, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Open

·         Friday April 03, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Pastor, Fr. Mike Quinn, St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Sausalito, CA

·         Saturday April 04, 2020 – Rosary in Spanish

o   Rosary Leader: Open

·         Sunday April 05, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Open

·         Monday April 06, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Open

·         Tuesday April 07, 2020

·         Wednesday April 08, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Open

·         Thursday April 09, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Open

·         Friday April 10, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Open

·         April 11, 2020 – Rosary in Spanish

o   Rosary Leader: Open

·         Sunday April 12, 2020

o   Rosary Leader: Open

INSTRUCTIONS:


1) We ask that you go to a place where there is no background noise, please, please, please. 

2) Call the number provided above 15 minutes before start time – capacity is for 100 people who join first.  

3) We ask that you please register:

·         Text your name to 415 244-5594 or email escobarj@sfarch.org

·         Join our Rosary Rally Contact Group

 

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