Welcome

 

  LENT 2020

PRAY + FAST + GIVE

 

 

Updated Announcement. Effective Wedcnesday April 1, 2020

Review our continuing suspension and closures. Click here. 

Click here to read the letter to parishoners from Father Robert Biron

 

How can I help other parishoners? Click here.

 

Mass and prayer resources:                                

 

Father Biron's" thoughts" for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, click here.

Information about the Plenary Indulgence offered by Pope Francis, click here.

You can watch Mass on Boston Catholic TV (Comcast channel 166) at three different times each day

Masses on Facebook: Our Lady of Mercy in Merrimack, Sat at 4:30 pm, Sun at 9:30 am   http://www.facebook.com/olmnh                                   

Also St Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, all weekend Masses are live streamed on FaceBook

Word on Fire (Bishop Barron) https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/

USCCB daily Mass readings  http://www.usccb.org/bible/ 

FORMED free subscription, be formed and informed – to sign-up  https://formed.org/signup

Magnificat free online subscription  www.magnificat.com/free 

and MagnifiKid, www.magnifikid.com/free 

DIY movie festival from National Catholic Reporter, lots of great choices for the whole family

https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/diy-edifying-film-festival-social-distanced-and-quarantined?clickSource=email           

Pray the Church’s “other liturgy,” the Liturgy of the Hours.  Join the whole Church for Morning Prayer on Sunday’s, tutorial and the text free from Liturgy Training Publications. Click Link Liturgy of the Hours

E-Giving  http://olfic.org/giving/giving.html

 

Below is a traditional prayer of spiritual communion that many saints have prayed over the years. It can be prayed especially in this time of crisis, and at other times if you find yourself at Mass unable to receive the Eucharist, or even in the midst of your daily work, lifting up your thoughts to God.

 

My Jesus, I believe that You

are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things,

and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there

and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

 

The ultimate goal of our lives should be communion with God.