Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent will be on Sunday, December 20th at 3 PM at St. Martin of Tours and broadcast live on our Facebook page.
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As of October 1st, for members of the Ordinariate in good health and have no conditions that would make them vulnerable to the coronavirus, the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday has returned. For more information, please see Fr. Erdman’s letter.
Please remember that if you fall into the category of those who are at a higher risk (according to the CDC, those who are 60+ years of age, those with underlying medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes, COPD, kidney disease, being immuno-compromised, etc) the following practices are ways in which you meet your Sunday obligation:
Prayerful reflection upon the Sunday Scripture readings, concluding that time by the recitation of the Prayer of Humble Access or the Anima Christi. Please note that praying with the livestreamed Mass meets this option.
The recitation of the Rosary as a family.
If you are unable to attend Mass due to medical condition, please keep us in your prayer, and please be mindful of the community that continues to pray for you.
Prayer of Humble Access We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord whose property is always to have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. Anima Christi Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O good Jesu, hear me; Within thy wounds hide me; Suffer me not to be separated from thee; From the malicious enemy defend me; In the hour of my death call me; And bid me come unto thee; That with thy Saints I may praise thee; For ever and ever. Amen.