Corona Virus Notice

March 20, 2020
Source: District of Australia

Due to the changing nature of the crisis, this notice may be updated in the future. [Last updated: March 24]

Dear Faithful,

On Monday 23 March – All public Masses and other communal devotions whether inside the Church or outside, have been suspended. 

All faithful are dispensed from attending the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sundays and Holydays. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will still be offered privately on a daily basis by our priests until public Masses are once again allowed.  Faithful wishing to follow the Mass of the day and unite their prayers to those of the priest can do so via livestream. Live Stream Mass

The duty to sanctify Sundays and holydays should be observed by setting aside time for prayer.  But let us not restrict our prayer only to these days but let us make prayer a daily exercise in our homes. Pray the family Rosary daily and ask the special protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians and of St. Joseph, Hope of the Sick and Patron of the dying, during this crisis.

In case of emergencies, do not hesitate to contact our priests via the priory phone lines.

May God bless you all.

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. John Fullerton

 

Letter of the Superior General, Fr. Davide Pagliarani

Sermon of Fr. Puga: In Times of Epidemics

Remember, Man, That Thou Art Dust: Fr. Schreiber's Letter

Flyer on the Miraculous Medal: Wonderful Protection in Time of Epidemic

Prayer to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in special need

Immaculate, Holy Virgin Mary, beloved daughter of the Father, Mother of the Son and Bride of the Holy Spirit! Through the revelation of the Miraculous Medal, you have shown yourself as the Mediatrix of all graces. We thank God from our hearts that He has given you to us as Mother, intercessor and helper in all our needs. With confidence, I take refuge in you in all my needs of body and soul, especially in this special request ... You gave me your Miraculous Medal in which you stretch your motherly arms towards me. Your mother’s hands offer me all the graces for time and eternity that I need, to get to you and your Divine Son in the heavenly kingdom. I trustingly lift up my hands to you to receive all these graces. Also, I thank you for all the graces you have already given me. Help me to keep all the graces faithfully and always eagerly cooperate with them. Amen. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.

 

Prayer to St. Joseph

To thee, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our tribulations, and while imploring the aid of thy most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke thy patronage also. By that love which united thee to the Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God, and by the fatherly affection with which thou didst embrace the Infant Jesus, we humbly beseech thee graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His Blood and to help us in our necessities by thy powerful intercession.

Protect, O most provident guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen children of Jesus Christ; ward off from us, O most loving father, all taint of error and corruption; graciously assist us from Heaven, O most powerful protector, in our struggle with the powers of darkness; and as thou didst once rescue the Child Jesus from imminent peril to His life, so now defend the Holy Church of God from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity. Shield each one of us with thy unceasing patronage that, imitating thy example and supported by thine aid, we may be enabled to live a good life, die a holy death, and secure everlasting happiness in Heaven. Amen. 

 

Prayers from the Mass for Times of Pestilence

Collect:
O God, who desirest not the death but the repentane of sinners, mercifully look upon Thy people who return to Thee: and grant that they, being devoted to Thee, may by Thy mercy bedelivered from the scoures of Thy anger. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee livest and reignest, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God world without end. Amen.

Secret:
Let the sacrifice which we now offer assist us, O Lord; may it effectually absolve us from all sin and deliver us from ruin and destruction. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee livest and reignest, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God world without end. Amen.

Postcommunion:
Hear us, O God of our salvation, and deliver Thy people from the terrors of Thy anger, and make them secure by the bountifulness of Thy mercy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee livest and reignest, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God world without end. Amen.