Digital Messages During Coronavirus Closure

Confession

We are on the cusp of Holy Week and will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confession frequently. Why is this sacrament so important that, of all of the sacraments, we can still receive this one during the Coronavirus? And how do I go to confession? Find out here.

We are missing Mass and receiving the Eucharist. Our souls may actually be feeling something we are not used to...a hunger, a thirst, a desire for God. Is this good or bad and what do I do? We cover these questions in this recording.

How are you? We have seen many changes in these past weeks. How are you coping with them? Are your new habits survival strategies or are you moving into thriving strategies? 

This week starts a new week of school and a new way to attend school...online. How can we keep growing in virtue during this time? Take some time to listen and see.

This recording was made on March 19, 2020, the Feast of St. Joseph.

Right now, things feel a bit like we are on a rollercoaster with all of the news with the Coronavirus. Through it all, where are our eyes fixed right now? On fear or on the Good Shepherd?

5 Things I Learned on My 30 Day Silent Retreat

This recording was made on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2020.

As we enter this new normal of having schools, churches, workplaces, and other places closed, how do we practically begin to navigate it? This recording goes over 5 practical things I learned on my silent retreat this past summer in Omaha. Though this is not a silent retreat, we had to quarentine a bit from society and live a life that was slowed down for a long period of time. I hope this helps you during this time!

I would love to hear any feedback and comments/ideas/suggestions on how to continue to minister during this time. Please call the parish office or e-mail me at frjohn@straphaelarchangel.org with your thoughts.