The information below is how we are responding as a parish to the COVID-19 pandemic as a parish. Please visit this page frequently to keep informed.
As directed by Bishop Folda, we will not be celebrating the mass on a regular basis until further notice. We are canceling Eucharistic Adoration, Faith Formation, and all other classes and meetings at this time.
What Can I Do If I Can’t Attend Mass?
Can’t Make it to Mass? Then perform a Spiritual Communion
Dioceses all across the country are temporarily canceling Sunday and daily Masses to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Diocese of Fargo among them. So what can Catholics do to stay true to their faith when they are unable to receive the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist?
The Church says one can make a “Spiritual Communion.” But how does one do that? There are many ways to pause during the day and unite with the Lord when partaking in the Eucharist isn’t possible. Here’s an idea of what you can do alone or with your family. The Diocese of Fargo sponsors a broadcast of the Sunday Mass every Sunday morning at 10:30 AM on WDAY/WDAZ TV in Fargo and Grand Forks. Or, an on-line Mass may be more convenient. If that’s not possible, you may do the following at home:
1. Say the Profession of Faith
2. Read from the readings for that day’s Mass
3. Say the Our Father
Whether you watch a televised Mass or pray together at home, include this beautiful prayer:
My Jesus, I believe that you are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you.
– From The Diocese of Fargo Website
- Diocese of Fargo Daily Mass / Sunday Mass
- The Sunday Mass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwZimeG164HjPyaOV-G6uHg
- CatholicTV Network https://www.watchthemass.com/ (Spanish Mass available)
- EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) daily mass https://video.ewtn.com/daily-mass/
- Word on Fire https://www.wordonfire.org/
Guidance has been received from the diocese that scheduled times for Reconciliation are permitted, ensuring that social distancing is observed (6 feet between people). Therefore, the regular Reconciliation time of 3:30-4:30 pm on Saturdays is being restored effective March 28th. Please do not line up, but remain scattered through the church as a precaution and take turns as well as you can. As always, you can also call for an appointment.