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Indiana’s Catholic Bishops Suspend Public Sunday and Weekday Masses
In light of new information and recommendations from health officials concerning the danger of the COVID-19 pandemic and the urgency to stem the spread of the virus, the five Catholic bishops of Indiana have suspended effective March 18 and until further notice all public Sunday and weekday Masses throughout the Province of Indianapolis, which is comprised of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Dioceses of Gary, Evansville, Fort Wayne-South Bend, and Lafayette.
In addition, St. Mary Parish in Greensburg, beginning on March 18, is also closing the Adoration Chapel, will not have Communion Service on Mondays, will not hold Stations of the Cross on Fridays in Lent, will not offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturdays. Weddings and funerals will have a limited number of attendees. Pastor, Fr. John Meyer will offer Masses privately for the good of the people, the Church, and for the intention of the day.
The archbishop and some of the priests on his staff will be making online Masses available soon. Please visit the homepage of the archdiocese, www.archindy.org, for more information.
During a time of prayer on Sunday or while viewing the Mass on T.V. or online, the faithful are encouraged to make an act of Spiritual Communion. This beautiful devotional practice in the Church is a real source of grace in communion with our Lord. Below is an example of a prayer for spiritual communion:
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.
The faithful are also encouraged to prayerfully read the readings of Sacred Scripture for the day or to pray the rosary.