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A Time for Prayer and Reflection

Join the Marianist Brothers at University of Dayton for Mass on Sundays

Fr. Kip presiding at MassThe Marianist Brothers at University of Dayton invite you to join them for Mass on Sundays at 10:00 am through this live streaming event. The Mass is celebrated at the chapel in their house at 100 Chambers St., Dayton, Ohio.

Liturgy Schedule - April 3, 2020 Until Further Notice

There will be no Daily Mass or Sunday Mass in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception including, no Holy Week services.

Reconciliation: Fridays 11:30am - 12:15pm only.

As long as the University remains open, the chapel will be open for private prayer from 8 am to 8 pm.

Vespers

Please join our faith community in prayer anytime between 4 and 8 pm on Wednesdays, through these videos.  All of the materials needed for prayer are directly within the video- no additional resources necessary.

Let us pray for one another, our communities, and our world as the realities of the current COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold.


Noon Prayer

Join the campus community for prayer each weekday at Noon (Eastern Time).  This virtual prayer opportunity will differ in format each day, is intended to last roughly 15 minutes, and will be led by one of our Campus Ministers.  Join by clicking the link below each day just prior to noon to connect with us via Zoom.

https://udayton.zoom.us/j/761903874

Please note: the zoom link is active 24/7 so if you click at any other time outside of 12:00-12:15 Eastern you will be connected to the call, however there will only be activity on the call during that timeframe.

You can view past Noon prayers at the Noon Prayer Archive.

If you have questions please be in touch with Mike Bennett at mbennett3@udayton.edu.

The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives Weekly Lent Prayer

Prayers

O Mary,

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. Amen.

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.


Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.

Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another.

Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.

Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. 

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.

Jesus Christ, heal us.

Kerry Weber

Kerry Weber is an executive editor for America.


May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country,
Let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
Amen