As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues, new developments and precautions appear daily. Please refer to this page the links below to stay up to date.
As public Sunday and Daily Masses, scheduled Confession times and public devotions such as Stations of the Cross and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament are suspended throughout the State of Indiana beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. You can read Bishop Rhoades’ letter to the faithful here. Please also read this Letter to Parishioners from your pastor, Fr. Bill Meininger.
As any gathering of people can help this virus spread easily, all other meetings of groups and organizations scheduled to take place at the parish are henceforth suspended beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until further notice. This includes Daughters of Mary, Fatima Prayer Group, First Friday Women’s Group, Bible Timeline Study, and any other groups who meet at St. Mary’s.
While St. Mary’s doesn’t have the ability to live stream Masses at this time, below are links to the celebration of Sunday and Daily Mass.
Regular updates and policies from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend can be viewed by clicking here.
See below prayer recommendations for your use during this time:
An Act of Spiritual Communion by St. Alphonsus Liguori
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment 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.
Prayer to the Most Holy Redeemer (Anima Christi)
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, embolden me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within thy wounds hide me.
Never permit me to be parted from you.
From the evil Enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me.
and bid me come to thee,
that with your saints I may praise thee
for age upon age.
Prayer to Our Lord Jesus Christ Crucified
Behold, O good and loving Jesus, that I cast myself on my knees before you and, with the greatest fervor of spirit, I pray and beseech you to instill into my heart ardent sentiments of faith, hope and charity, with true repentance for my sins and a most firm purpose of amendment. With deep affection and sorrow I ponder intimately and contemplate in my mind your five wounds, having before my eyes what the prophet David had already put in your mouth about yourself, O good Jesus: They have pierced my hands and my feet; they have numbered all my bones (Ps. 21: 17-18).
The Prayer of Pope Francis to Mary during the Coronavirus Pandemic
O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of Your People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.