Mother Diane’s Reflections on Spiritual Communion (Along with a Message from Deacon Tony)

April 8, 2020

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Please click on the following link to view Mother Diane’s reflections on Spiritual Communion:

What Spiritual Communion Is and Why We Need It Now by Mother Diane


A Message from Deacon Tony

Greetings to all of our Saint Matthew’s community and clergy. We are excited and thankful to have this beautiful and poignant writing from Mother Diane to share with each of you. Please keep this writing tucked away in your minds, hearts, and souls as you share in the celebration with us throughout our recorded Mass services during Holy Week and each Sunday going forward, until we can all be together in person again.

If you are a priest, and as a “gentle reminder” (because I’m certain most of you are already doing this), please remember to celebrate Holy Eucharist at home with your family while Bishop Peter does it during the recorded Mass. I was reminded by Mother Diane that Mass should never be celebrated alone, so please get your immediate family involved because “wherever two or more of you are gathered in His name, He is with you.” This is such a comfort and a Blessing. Thank you Lord Jesus.

Stay safe, stay connected with our community, and stay PRAYERFUL. God Bless you all.

Deacon Tony

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