Create a simple prayer space in your home, and gather there to pray during the week.
Palm Sunday:At your regular Mass time, read the first Palm Sunday Gospel (Mt 21:1–11) and meditate on or discuss what Jesus might be thinking as he enters Jerusalem for the last time.
Holy Thursday:Bake bread for sharing at dinner; make a ritual of stripping the dinner table of all cloths and decorations after dinner.
Good Friday:Pray the Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.
Holy Saturday: In the morning, read Psalm 64 and break your Good Friday fast solemnly with a simple meal.
Easter Sunday: Dress up the dinner table again. Include candles and crosses, so that the candy baskets aren’t the only festive items present. Sing Alleluia and read the Easter Gospel (Matthew 28:1-10) with solemnity and joy.
Look online for other suggestions for celebrating Holy Week at home, to deepen and enrich your experience at this time of social isolation.
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PLEASE NOTE: Per Bishop Thomas, Bishop of the Diocese of Las Vegas, Palms will be dried and distributed after we are cleared to celebrate mass again.
CINCO MANERAS SENCILLAS PARA CELEBRAR LA SEMANA SANTA EN CASA
Designe un espacio sencillo en su casa y reúnanse ahí para rezar durante la semana.
Domingo de Ramos: A la hora que acostumbra a asistir a Misa, lea el siguiente Evangelio: Mateo 21:1–11), mediten y compartan lo que Jesús pudo pensar cuando entró a Jerusalén por última vez.
Jueves Santo: Hornee una hogaza de pan para compartir durante la cena, haga un ritual para quitar de la mesa, utensilios, decoraciones y el mantel de la mesa después de la cena.
Viernes Santo: A las 3:00 P.M. recen el Viacrucis.
Sábado Santo: En la mañana, lean el salmo 34 y terminen el ayuno de Viernes Santo solemnemente con una comida sencilla.
Domingo de Resurrección: Vuelva a vestir la mesa. Incluya veladoras y cruces, para que no solamente sean las canastitas de dulces los únicos objetos festivos presentes. Canten Aleluya y lean solemnemente y alegres el siguiente Evangelio para la Pascua de este año (Mateo 28:1–10)
Busquen en Internet otras sugerencias para celebrar la Semana Santa en casa, para profundizar y enriquecer su experiencia en este momento de aislamiento social.
Daily Mass Link http://www.catholictv.org/masses/catholictv-mass
Pope Francis urges Catholics to 'unite spiritually' in praying the rosary https://youtu.be/J5kYUHBQqJM
Fifth Sunday of Lent Bishop Thomas: https://youtu.be/USfpIy3QDpI
For the next 40 days free: https://watch.formed.org/browse
Gratis videos/peliculas/libros por los sigiente 40 dias:
Free Magnificat: www.magnificat.com/free.
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Free Magnificat for Kids: www.magnifikid.com/free
Virtual Stations of the Cross: https://bustedhalo.com/video/virtual-stations-of-the-cross
March 30, 2020
Because of the gravity of the present moment, I hereby dispense all Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Las Vegas and those Catholics visiting within the geographic boundaries of our Diocese, from the obligation of attending Sunday Masses through the weekend of April 25 and April 26, 2020.
Bishop George Thomas, Bishop of Las Vegas, Nevada
March 18, 2020
My Dear Friends in Christ,
People across the entire globe have been plunged into a world of hardship and uncertainty as the coronavirus continues to take its toll in every nation.
As individuals and families, we are facing the specter of critical illness, certain economic hardship, and the massive disruption of our daily lives.
The Church is no stranger to adversity, suffering, or privation.
In times of difficulty, she has always raised her voice in prayer and earnest supplication, confident that God will hear our every prayer and answer all our pleas.
Down through the centuries, the Blessed Mother has played a vitally important role in times of trial, coming to us as a tender Mother, a tireless advocate, steadfast Intercessor, and cherished friend.
She has visited her people under the familiar titles of Virgin of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Antipolo, and Our Lady of La Vang.
She is beloved in Poland as Our Lady of Czestochowa, in Ireland as Our Lady of Knock, and in Japan as Our Lady of Akita.
Mary is revered by the people in Bosnia–Herzegovina as Our Lady of Medugorje, and in Spain, she is treasured as Our Lady of the Pillar. Mary is known in France as Our Lady of Lourdes, and in Portugal as Our Lady of Fatima.
On May 13, 1846, the Bishops of the United States unanimously chose the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Patroness of our Nation. Their decision was ratified by Pope Pius IX on February 7 of the following year.
Now is the hour to turn to our Blessed Mother for her maternal help. She is always ready and willing to carry our prayers and petitions to the heart of her Son.
Mary’s own words, contained in the Gospel of St. Luke, capture the special place that she holds in salvation history as the advocate and friend of God’s holy people. The Scripture says, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.”
I ask you, the people of the Diocese of Las Vegas, to turn to the Blessed Mother, who helps us keep the eyes of our hearts fixed on her Son Jesus during dark and trying days.
The words of a powerful prayer called the Memorare , and attributed to St. Bernard, assure us that when we turn to Mary in times of need we have this blessed assurance -- that never was it known that anyone who fled to her protection, implored her help, or sought her intercession was left unaided.
When our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego, she posed to him a question that is intended also for you and me. Mary asked Juan Diego, “Am I not here, I who am your Mother?”
Her question is a not-so-subtle assurance that Mary is our Mother too, standing ready and willing to protect and defend us, her children, in times of trouble and uncertainty.
I ask you, the people of the Diocese of Las Vegas, to bring your troubles to Mary. Give her your burdens, your worries. Share with her your cares and concerns. Be assured that under her maternal mantle, prayers are answered and miracles still happen.
Mary will not forsake her children in their hour of need, nor will she neglect our prayers in times of difficulty and distress.
In the days ahead, I ask you to consider praying the Rosary as a family, and ask parents and grandparents to teach your children about the healing power of Mary’s maternal care.
I ask all parishioners to pray the beautiful Memorare at the close of each day, directing your prayer toward those who are sick and suffering, those who have died, for healthcare workers and researchers, and for civic leaders, who are under particular duress during these trying days.
I ask you to invite Mary our Mother into your hearts and homes, and to venerate her as your loving Mother, as one who will lead you and your families closer to the heart of her Son.
Each Sunday, I ask you to consider reading the Sunday readings as a family, allowing the living Word of God to draw you into the heart of the Word made Flesh.
Finally, I commend our entire Diocese to the maternal care of Mary, entreating her to “pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,” and protect our people with grace, peace, and temporal relief.
I close this reflection with the consoling words of St. Francis De Sales, who had deep devotion to Our Lady, and unfailing faith in God’s Provident care. He wrote, “Do not fear what will happen tomorrow. The same loving God who cares for you today will care for you tomorrow and every day. God will either shield you from suffering or will give you the unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace then and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings.”
Be certain of my daily prayers and blessings.
Bishop George Leo Thomas, Ph.D.
Bishop of Las Vegas
March 16, 2020
My Dear Friends in Christ,
During the past few weeks, we have been carefully monitoring the health advisories and protocols issued by the Centers for Disease Control, the Southern Nevada Health District, and by Governor Steve Sisolak’s office regarding the measures needed to mitigate the Coronavirus.
In recent days, each agency has underscored the import and impact of “social distancing” as an indispensable element required to allay the impact of this global pandemic.
To that end, I have made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend the public celebration of Mass across the Diocese of Las Vegas, until further notice. This includes the suspension of all Church services, parish meetings, and religious education classes, effective immediately.
Asking God’s abundant blessings upon each of you, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend George Leo Thomas, Ph.D.
Bishop of Las Vegas
A Todos Nuestros Feligreses
Marzo 16, 2020
Todos estamos pasando por un momento crítico y tenemos que tomar todas las preocupaciones que nos han recomendado las autoridades. Y es por eso que por el momento todas nuestras actividades están canceladas, esto incluye las clases de formación, grupos de oraciones, misas entre semana, y misas de fin de semana. Por órdenes del Obispo de Las Vegas, no habrá misas publicas hasta nuevo aviso. Por favor estén atentos a los anuncios que se estarán actualizando en nuestro sitio web que es: Ourladyofthevalleychruch.org.
Gracias por tomar todas las precauciones necesarias durante este tiempo.
Se les agradece de corazón,
Padre Henry Salditos
Out of caution and care for the welfare of our Parishioners, all Church activities have been canceled for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. Please continue to pray at home. Click on the above resources for ways to pray at home. Thank you for your understanding.
Dado las circumstancias que nuestro pais esta atrevesando, quedan canceladas todas las actividades, Via Crucis y misas de Domingo de Ramos, tambien todas las actividades de Pascua. No habra misa hasta nuevo aviso.
Gracias por su comprension, favor de seguir con todas las recomendaciones que nos estan dando nuestras autoridades. Siguan orando en cas. Gracias.
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