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St. Clement Spiritual Support

During this unprecedented time dealing with COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, Monsignor Zimmer and his staff are providing spiritual support in every way possible. Check here often to see the latest information. 


DAY OF PRAYER, FASTING AND WORKS OF CHARITY

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, invites Catholics to join believers of all religions this Thursday, May 14, for a special day of prayer, fasting and works of charity.  United In fraternal charity we will beseech God to bring an end to the Coronavirus and to alleviate the suffering of our brothers and sisters throughout the world. 


INSPIRING VIDEO MESSAGE FROM POPE FRANCIS

Hello Everyone,

I thought you might like to view this 5 minute video message, recorded today (April 3, 2020), from Pope Francis as we prepare to celebrate Holy Week in a very different way.

http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/events/event.dir.html/content/vaticanevents/en/2020/4/3/videomessaggio-settimanasanta.html


Wishing you all continued good health and peace,

Sister Christina and her Felician Sisters in Mississauga


PALM SUNDAY GREETING

Palm Sunday will be so different for all of us this weekend!   Even here at my convent, we will not have a Palm Sunday Mass.  

We will have a meaningful prayer service and then all us nuns will gather in the dining room to watch the livestream of the Palm Sunday Mass from St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica, celebrated by Cardinal Collins.

Know that you are remembered in our prayers every day here at Holy Name of Mary Convent!


Wishing you all continued good health and peace,

Sister Christina and her Felician Sisters in Mississauga


SORRY - PALM BRANCH DISTIBUTION CANCELLED

After consultation with a medical professional, and heeding government warnings. we have decided to cancel our Palm Sunday distribution of blessed branches. The danger of virus transmission and the challenge to keep proper social distancing is just too great. Please pass the word to neighbours, friends and fellow parishioners.


THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

The ordinary way of obtaining forgiveness for sins is participating in integral confession and absolution. Nevertheless, if a person is unable to meet with a priest for the Sacrament during the current pandemic, it will suffice for the moment to pray the Act of Contrition as best one can intending it truthfully, and to commit to participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation as soon as possible when conditions allow. There will be no permission granted for General Absolution.

 

ACT OF CONTRITION (traditional)

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.

 

ACT OF CONTRITION (alternate) 

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.


ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

During these difficult days, when Catholics are deprived of Jesus in the Sunday Eucharist, we suggest a very traditional Catholic response … Consider making an Act of Spiritual Communion.  Join your hearts to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in prayer. Choose from one of the set prayers listed below.

 

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.. 

- Composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori in the 18th century

OR

Oh Jesus, I turn toward the holy tabernacle where You live hidden for love of me. I love you, O my God. I cannot receive you in Holy Communion. Come, nevertheless, and visit me with Your grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it. Render it like unto Your own. Amen.

Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.