Confession: Pope Francis

During this Coronavirus pandemic, it is understandable that many individuals are unable to go to confession but still desire to confess. For this reason, Pope Francis has stated that “People who cannot get to confession because of the coronavirus lockdown or another serious reason can go to God directly, be specific about their sins, request…

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A Walk Through Sunday Mass @ Home – March 29

Please see our worship guide for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, “A Walk-Through Sunday Mass @ Home.” I am glad that it helped you last week and I also thank you for your feedback. Just like last week, the guide contains the readings, reflection questions that you can meditate on together, prayers of the faithful…

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A Message from Father Devdas – March 26, 2020

Dear Friends, Greetings from Fr. Devdas! I am praying that you all keep safe and healthy. I am working on our next worship guide for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, “A Walk-Through Sunday Mass @ Home.” I will post it on our website https://www.santasophia.org , either tonight or tomorrow morning. The guide contains the readings,…

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Text of Pope’s homily – March 27, 2020

Read the Pope’s whole homily below: “When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has been evening. Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with a deafening silence and a distressing…

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A Message from Father Devdas – March 23, 2020

Dear Friends, I hope you all had a quiet and restful weekend. It was very painful for me to see the empty church, empty pews and empty parking lot. I spent some time in the empty church praying for you, your family, our faith community and for the world. Please remain safe and support one…

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Spiritual Communion – Father Devdas

Dear Friends, Thank you for your positive response to our “A Walk Through Our Sunday Mass @ Home.” I encourage you to use it at home, either alone or with your family. I have posted a beautiful article below written by Pope Benedict XVI on spiritual communion. It gives a better insight of what you…

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A Walk Through Sunday Mass @ Home – March 22

People have been reaching out and expressing that although they cannot celebrate Mass, they would still like to celebrate the Sunday Liturgy in some form. In light of this request, I have created a guide called, “A Walk-Through Sunday Mass @ Home,” which you can use with your family. It contains the readings, reflection questions…

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A Message from Father Devdas – Church Closure

Dear Santa Sophia Family, Good Morning! As you probably know by now, the Governor has issued an order for all state residents to “shelter in place” to avoid the risk of being exposed. At this point we all really need to reduce the possibility of exposure to the virus and the best way to do that is…

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Pope calls for worldwide rosary on Thursday, March 19

Pope Francis urged people to join the Italian bishops’ call for a special day of prayer for St. Joseph’s feast day on Thursday, March 19th. He has invited every family, every individual Catholic and every religious community to pray the rosary and reflect on the Luminous mysteries. Accounting for the time zone difference, the time…

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CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE PACKET

Although we are experiencing a pandemic, we as Christians need to remain hopeful, to stay positive and to trust in the Lord. The fact that this is happening during Lent provides us with a great opportunity because this is when we should be focusing on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This time calls us to reach…

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