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US Catholics invited to pray Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday amid pandemic

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles will lead the nation’s Catholics in praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday to “seek healing for all those who are unwell, wisdom for those whose work in halting the spread of the coronavirus, and strength for all God’s children.”

With churches closed for Holy Week due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the prayer service, which will be livestreamed over YouTube and Facebook, “offers a special moment of unity for the faithful,” the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said in an April 2 statement.

“I remember learning, when I was a kid, that beautiful aspiration: ‘Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in you,’ ” said Archbishop Gomez. “I think it might be beautiful that all of us, in this challenging time, together, go to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, finding peace, and understanding that we have to love one another as Jesus loves us.”

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