Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph,
How are you doing? Do you need anything? Do you know of any parishioners who need supplies, food, medicine? Please let myself or Deacon Dan know. Deacon Dan has been calling many of you to see how you are doing. Deacon Dan and I are here to serve you, most especially during this pandemic. It is our privilege to do so. Let us know how we can help you.
If helpful to you, below is a Byzantine Prayer of Spiritual Communion. Please feel free to use it for your own devotion and desire for our Eucharistic Lord.
We are officially within our “fast” from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, please know that I am thinking of you, praying with you, and praying for you.
My cell number: 865-621-8499
Deacon Dan’s cell number: 865-603-9682
Yours in Christ,
Below is a short video welcoming you back to church. The video also outlines the procedures for re-opening the church.
I look forward to seeing you!
God bless each one of you!
BYZANTINE ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
O Lord, I believe and profess that you are truly Christ,
The Son of the living God, who came into the world
To save sinners of whom I am the first.
Although I cannot now be a partaker of your mystical supper,
O Son of God,
Come at least spiritually into my heart by your Divine Grace
for the healing of my soul and body.
For I will not reveal your mystery to your enemies,
Nor will I give you a kiss as did Judas,
But like the thief I profess to you:
• Remember me, O Lord, when you come in your kingdom.
• Remember me, O Master, when you come in your kingdom.
• Remember me, O Holy One, when you come in your kingdom.
O Lord, I also believe and profess, that this,
Which I would receive, and which is now
here present with us in Mystery,
Is truly your most precious Body, and your life-giving Blood,
May I one day partake of your mystical supper again,
For the remission of all my sins and for life everlasting, Amen
• O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.
• O God, cleanse me of my sins and have mercy on me.
• O Lord, forgive me for I have sinned without number.
With Ecclesiastical Approbation Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix