COVID SAFE RECOMMENDATIONS - ST. LUKE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH WANTIRNA
To make St Luke’s a COVID safe place for everyone, the following recommendations are being implemented with your cooperation and understanding. We ask that everyone takes responsibility and adheres to these recommendations.
- Face coverings remain optional within Places of Worship. However, parishioners are strongly encouraged to be sensitive to the wellbeing of others when in close proximity.
- Maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others where possible, when taking your seat in the Church and at Holy Communion.
- Sanitize your hands upon entering the foyer and before receiving Holy Communion.
- Please be courteous to others by staying at home when you feel unwell.
Should you choose to EFT your Thanksgiving and First Collection contributions:
First Collection (for the Parish House) - BSB: 083347 Account number: 637461322
Second Collection (for the Church) - BSB: 083347 Account number: 637462683
Pope Francis' Prayer to Mary During The Coronavirus Pandemic
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
A Prayer To St. Joseph
You were receptive to God working in your life.
Help us by your prayers at this time of trial.
You kept Jesus and Mary under your watchful care:
may your prayers assist our local Church to respond
to those in need.
You taught the Christ Child your trade and prayers:
help us to follow his example of love.
You were part of God’s plan for all humanity:
assist us to be vigilant and responsible this day.
You spent your life in service:
may we be mindful of others, particularly the
elderly and vulnerable, caring for them in these
You trusted in the clear primacy of God over all
history and every situation: help us to grow in faith
and pray to the Father, Thy will be done.
(Compiled by Bishop Peter J. Elliott Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne)
IN THIS CHALLENGING TIME
Lord Jesus Christ, our true physician and healer,
be merciful to us and bring us your aid in these troubled times.
Heal all our sickness and every affliction of your people.
Drive out our infirmities of soul and body; free us from all disease and especially from this pestilence.
We place in your gentle Heart the elderly, the frail, people with disability, children, young people and families,
our indigenous peoples, those who are poor, lonely and isolated.
As you walk with us, free them from fear, and give them patience and hope together with our loving care.
In your mercy deal also with the causes of our pitiful condition, that in curing our lack of faith and spiritual weakness,
you may also remedy our bodily ills.
We place our trust in you, the risen Lord, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
(The simple and loving act of Spiritual Communion (written by St. Alphonsus Liguori) can be made when we are unable
to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist.)
I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You;
never permit me to be separated from You.