The whirlwind of news as the impact of the Coronavirus rapidly sweeps across our communities, country and world can be overwhelming and stressful to say the least. Our prayers go out to all those personally affected by the coronavirus and Covid-19, as well as for all of the healthcare providers, social workers, government officials who are caring for others and managing this situation. In a special way, we hold up our Pope, Bishops and Priests who are earnestly and prayerfully trying to navigate these difficult times for the good of their people.
We’re going into uncharted territory together with the Covid-19 pandemic, and so we've dedicated this page to share with you what we are doing as a parish to keep our parishioners and visitors safe, healthy and spiritually fed during this time. Updates will be posted here as well as the Parish's Facebook page: @saintjohnparish.
A Prayer by Pope Francis
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.