Fifth Sunday of Lent
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I believe that you are present in this Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things
I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot, at this moment, receive you in the Sacrament
come spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you
and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you."
- "Act of Spiritual Communion" by St. Alphonsus,
All publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies have been suspended, at least through Holy Week and Easter.
We will be posting Sunday and Wednesday Masses here.
Find all our videos at YouTube.com/buckeyecatholic
More Mass options at Paulist.org/WatchMass
Weekly Bulletin - March 29 now available
Tentative virtual Holy Week schedule
The Newman Center building will be closed until further notice and volunteer services are not needed at this time.
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We are available Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for virtual pastoral office hours and by appointment. Please contact:
Book of Intercessions
You are invited to leave a prayer and take a prayer in our virtual intercession book. Write a personal prayer request and pray for other requests in the book, as well.
If your usual way of supporting the Newman Center is through the offertory basket and you haven't already done so, please consider signing up for online giving. We value your support and want to offer you the opportunity to continue that much needed support during this time. You can set up one-time or recurring gifts. Thank you for your support!
A Message from the Director
Dear Community Members,
These times are certainly unprecedented, and I am grateful for everyone’s understanding and patience. The canceling of Masses through Easter was certainly a very difficult but necessary decision to make as we seek to do our best to care for each other by limiting the opportunities for the virus to spread. While we will certainly miss the physical presence of one another and the comfort of the physical sacrament of the Eucharist, we are not entirely without Eucharist. While most of us have been blessed most of our lives to have the ability to gather for Eucharist every week and even daily, there are parts of the world where this is not so. Our forced fast from gathering can be an opportunity for us to come to appreciate what we may have taken for granted. It is also an opportunity for us to find other creative ways to be in spiritual communion and be Eucharist for ourselves and others. St. Paul reminds us that we are in fact the Body of Christ. As the Body of Christ, we can offer Eucharist in the ways we interact and pray for each other during this time. Please be aware of neighbors or community members who may feel isolated and reach out to them with a phone or video call. If you are feeling isolated please let us on staff or a community member know that you would like to arrange for regular check-ins. If you need anything, please let us know so that we can do our best to help you.
The church has always understood that even when people were not able to physically consume the Eucharist that did not prevent them from being in spiritual communion with the Body of Christ in the Eucharist and each other. Here at St. Thomas More Newman Center we will offer the Sunday Liturgy that we will post Saturday evenings, and it will be available to pray with the rest of the week at BuckeyeCatholic.com. We will also offer virtual daily Mass on Wednesdays. Other Paulist Masses from around the country are available at Paulist.org/WatchMass. We currently have online Lenten resources available at BuckeyeCatholic.com, and the Newman Center staff is working on other creative opportunities to engage as a virtual community of faith who are spiritually present to one another. If your usual way of supporting the Newman Center ministry has been the offertory basket on Sunday, please consider signing up for online giving. We value your support and want to offer you the opportunity to continue that much needed support during this time. If you haven’t already, you can set up online giving to the Newman Center with one-time or recurring gifts at BuckeyeCatholic.com/give. Please be patient with us as we navigate new avenues striving to keep our one community of faith united in a time of physical isolation.
While the Newman Center building will be closed until further notice and volunteer services are not needed at this time, our current desire is to be available for virtual pastoral office hours from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Feel free to reach out to us Paulists or Laura Scanlon to schedule a phone or video appointment.
May God’s Peace, Comfort and Protection be with all of us during this crisis.
Newman Center & COVID-19
As this pandemic situation continues to evolve, the Newman Center staff will be making adjustments. The Newman Center is encouraging public distancing and the use of best practices for hygiene.
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