Lent: Day 23

Remember that we can unite in prayer // Recuerda que podemos unirnos en oración

When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him.

Matthew 1: 24

Amid worsening conditions related to the global coronavirus outbreak, Pope Francis urged Catholics to unite spiritually to pray the rosary simultaneously on the Feast of St. Joseph. The pope invited every family, every individual Catholic, and every religious community to pray the Luminous mysteries on Thursday, March 19.

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez would be joining the Holy Father in the recitation of the rosary today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. Western time from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels via live stream at lacatholics.org/rosary and Facebook.

We hope you will join us in prayer.

En medio del deterioro de las condiciones relacionadas con el brote mundial de coronavirus, el Papa Francisco instó a los católicos a unirse espiritualmente para rezar el rosario simultáneamente en la fiesta de San José. El Papa invitó a todas las familias, a cada católico y a cada comunidad religiosa a rezar los misterios luminosos el jueves 19 de marzo.

El Arzobispo José H. Gómez se uniría al Santo Padre en la oración del rosario hoy (jueves) a la 1:00 P.M., Tiempo del Pacífico, desde la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles a través de la transmisión en vivo en lacatholics.org/rosary y Facebook.

¡Esperamos que se unan a nosotros en oración!

A Prayer for the Virgin of Guadalupe

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.