One of our good parishioners alerted me to an excellent online opportunity for Lent during this time of “social isolation.” Our Lord went into the desert for a period of forty days, and there He experienced “social isolation” in the extreme; yet He also experienced profound communion with God, His Heavenly Father and with the Holy Spirit, who had led Him there. Bishop Robert Barron’s online ministry, “Word on Fire,” provides us with an opportunity to view the celebration of Holy Mass on each day of Lent and to make a “spiritual Communion” with Jesus. In this unprecedented time when Mass is not being offered in public, know that our Mystical Communion with Christ and His Church endures. Let us keep one another in prayer!
In Christ, Fr. Miles Walsh