Blessings and prayers on the Good and Holy Friday. The parish family is in my thoughts and prayers. Please take the time today to participate in the Liturgy. We have also set the crucifix up outside the church at the front doors and you are all welcomed and encouraged to come by and take a moment to adore our Lord and give thanks for His sacrifice. God bless you all.
Links to the Liturgy for Good Friday:
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Home Devotion from Fr. Karl:
ALMIGHTY God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy
family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given
up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now
liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified; Receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
MERCIFUL God, who hast made all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor desirest the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live; Have mercy upon all who know thee not as thou art revealed in the Gospel of thy Son. Take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy fold, that they may be made one flock under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.