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Dear Parishioners:
Over the past day or so, people have expressed to me (over the phone or through email) their sense of loss in not being able to come to Sunday Mass and receive our Lord in the Holy Communion. I too long for the opportunity to gather in the Cathedral at Mass.
Last week, I wrote about how we, when unable to physically receive the Eucharist, can be spiritually united with one another by uniting ourselves spiritually to our Lord in the Eucharist. We are, of course, blessed to have the daily and Sunday Mass from St. Agnes televised and brought to us through the Catholic Faith Network (for information about televised Mass times, please go to the “About” link at: https://www.catholicfaithnetwork.org/.) and an act of Spiritual Communion is even more meaningful.
I write to you today to invite you to consider two other ways of joining with others in prayer:
1.    In anticipation of the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25, we will start this Tuesday, March 24th and continue to Saturday, March 28th, having a “conference call” at 9 AM at which time we will pray the Rosary together. To participate in the Rosary, you simply need, at 9:00 AM, to dial 978-990-5000 and wait for the invitation to enter an access code. When told to enter an access code, please enter: 751583#.  (Make sure you include the pound sign or hashtag sign #).
You will then join our rosary gathering. 
(If you need some brushing up on the rosary, go to http://stagnescathedral.org/Prayers/Rosary/Rosary%20Main.html.)
2.    A second way that we can join with others is by praying the Liturgy of the Hours. The Liturgy of the Hours along with Mass is the official liturgy of the Church and is prayed each day throughout the world by priests, religious and laity. For those who would like to use their ipad or android an app called ibreviary is a great resource. If you would like to use your computer, simply to the link https://www.universalis.com/USA, go to “Liturgy of the Hours” and select which time of the day you would like to pray. Morning and Evening Prayer are especially worthwhile to pray. As you pray the Liturgy of the Hours, you are doing so with the knowledge that these same prayers are being prayed by millions of others throughout the world. 
I truly believe that prayer is the shortest distance between two people. May we be united in prayer as we turn to our loving God and our Blessed Mother in this hour of need.
With prayers,
Fr. Bill  
Rev. Msgr. William E. Koenig
Saint Agnes Cathedral


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