Happy Easter!

May the Lord continue to protect, bless, and shower you with His love. Happy Easter!
Fr. Yolly, Maribelle, Pat & Romel
 
Oratio Imperata
God our Father, we come to you in our
need to ask your protection against the
COVID -19 that has disturbed and even
claimed lives.
We pray that you guide the people
tasked to find cures for this disease and
to stem its transmission.
Protect the medical experts that they
minister to the sick with
competence and compassion.
We pray for those afflicted. May they be
restored to health soon. Protect those
who care for them. Grant eternal rest
to those who have died.
Give us the grace in this trying time to
work for the good of all and to help those
in need. We implore you to stop the
spread of this virus and to save us from
our fears.
Grant all these through our Lord Jesus
Christ your Son who lives and reigns with
you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One
God, forever and ever. Amen.
We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother
of God.
Do not despise our petition in our
necessities, but deliver us always from all
dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Amen.
Our Lady, health of the sick, pray for us.
St. Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
R. Rock, pray for us. St. Lorenzo Ruiz,
pray for us. St. Pedro Calungsod, pray for us.
Take care everyone!!!

Holy Week at Home

Adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday,
Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Rituals
for Family and Household Prayer

These resources are prayerfully prepared
by the editorial team at Liturgical Press.

These prayers are not intended to replace the liturgies of Holy Week. Rather, they are a sincere effort to cultivate some of the rituals and spirit of Holy Week in our own homes when public celebration might not be possible.

Please click here to read more

Catechism Corner

March 16, 2020

Dear parents/guardians:

This is a letter to provide you information on our response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The health and safety of our students, parents and volunteers is very important to us and we are taking lead from the public authority and the Archdiocese of Manitoba office.

We have decided to cancel classes as of this weekend from March 21-April 12, 2020. Classes will start on April 18,19, 2020. If there are any changes then, we will keep you all informed.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me through email thank you!

dianneaquino.sjc.catechism@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Dianne Aquino
(Catechism Coordinator)

TIPS ON Coronavirus disease (COVID 19)

FROM: Dr. Philip Wander BDS, MGDSRCS, FFHOM.
1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent will kill it.
7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
9. You should also gargle as prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can’t emphasis enough – drink plenty of water!

THE SYMPTOMS
1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.

Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don’t drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That’s very dangerous. Please send and share this with family and friends. Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon.
The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it’s too late (Fibrosis is not reversible). Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical times, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.
— Dr. Philip Wander BDS, MGDSRCS , FFHOM.

In observance of the lent season

“As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst…’Repent and believe’ Jesus tells us.
What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe?
Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor —
He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.”
–Blessed Teresa of Calcutta