Posts from March 2020

Posts from March 2020

Guidance for the Celebration of the Paschal Triduum

Document: TRIDUUMGuidance Guidance for the Celebration of the Paschal Triduum [In time of COVID-19] HOLY THURSDAY OF THE LORD’S SUPPER The Holy Thursday Mass will be live-streamed on 9APR20 at 1700. Note that on this day the faculty to celebrate Mass in a suitable place, without the presence of the people, is exceptionally granted to all priests. The washing of feet, which is already optional, will be omitted. At the end of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the procession…

Pope Francis Calls on Christians to Join Lord’s Prayer Wednesday over Coronavirus Pandemic

Join two upcoming COVID-19 prayer efforts led by the Pope From Bishop Larry Silva On Sunday, March 22, Pope Francis issued two invitations to all the people of the world to join him in prayer for a speedy and healthy resolution to the coronavirus pandemic. Please plan to join in both of these experiences and any others your parish may be conducting.  Wednesday, March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation: Say the Our Father, the prayer Jesus himself taught us, at…

Decree on Sacrament of Penance & Plenary Indulgence

Sacrament of Penance “Where the individual faithful find themselves in  the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution, it should be remembered that perfect contrition, coming from the love of God, beloved above all things, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness (that which the penitent is at present able to express) and accompanied by votum confessionis, that is, by the firm resolution to have recourse, as soon as possible, to sacramental confession, obtains forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones (cf.…

COVID-19: USAG Hawaii Catholic Community Guidance

15 March 2020 Dear USAG-HI Catholic Community: Due to the heightened Health Protection posture, the USAG Hawaii Catholic Community will continue to halt the following activities at Main Post Chapel (MPC)-Schofield Barracks and Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR) Chapel until further notice: Weekday and Sunday Masses Religious Education Classes and activities Faith Formation Programs, i.e. Single Soldiers Luncheon, Theology for Busy Catholics, etc All Fellowships/Gatherings, Pastoral Advisory Council Meetings, and Outreach Programs Stations of the Cross on Fridays All Auxiliary Programs,…

Online Faith Formation Resources

Free MAGNIFICAT Subscription until MAY2020. Link: Magnificat Catholic Spiritual Resources. Link: Catholic Spiritual Resources 2020 Act of Spiritual Communion: In addition to participating in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass via TV, it is recommended to also make an Act of Spiritual Communion before or during the broadcast of the Mass. Spiritual communion is a great way to cultivate our love for Christ in the Eucharist for those times when we can’t make it to Daily Mass or Sunday Mass for a…

Knights of Columbus: “Into the Breach” Faith Study

St Augustine said, “a friend and brother in Christ is half a Man’s soul”. We all want to be heroic Men. For our Church and for our Families. We also want to be part of something great and be a part of other groups of Men and have Comradery. I am Jay Goodman, Knights of Columbus Roundtable Coordinator for AMR Chapel. Whether you are married, single and at least 18 and a Man, I invite you to join us Men…

2020 AMS Marriage Enrichment Retreats

Thanks to the generosity of donors, two AMS Marriage Enrichment Retreats have been scheduled for 2020. June 5–7, 2020: Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, Atlanta, Georgia August 21–23, 2020: Tama Hills Recreation Center, Tokyo, Japan The cost to register for the weekend, including meals and lodging, is $75 per couple. The retreat is designed for couples in the military, married two years or more, with at least one spouse on active duty. The retreatants will utilize the REFOCCUS Marriage Enrichment…
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