From the Regional Formation Director – April 2020

SKD Formation Monthly-April 2020

Easter Message 2020 from the Regional Minister

Dear brothers and sisters, the Lord is RISEN! Alleluia!! Alleluia!! I’m sure you are thinking that is a mighty strange picture for Easter Sunday so let me explain. I have never seen a picture like this before. It speaks to my very soul. After all that Jesus has gone through this past week, when he finally gets back to the Father, Jesus is held against the Father’s chest while the Father gently kisses His Son. I don’t see them, but I think God the Father has a tear or two rolling down His cheeks. This picture says a whole
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Petition Pray for CoronaVirus

Dear Father, Almighty Healer and Physician, we bring our fears, anxiety and petitions to you during this outbreak of coronavirus. Please restore our inner peace so that we can be a shining light to those stuck in the darkness.

And let us pray for

+ All those who have the virus and fear the outcome, may they find their peace in you.

+ All the medical staff who cannot work from home but need to be in the ‘trenches’ taking care of the sick, may they have the stamina and good health to continue to serve.

+ For all the
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Sight and Sound Theater presents free version of their show Jesus

Special thanks to Beth DeLuca, OFS, from St. Maximilian Kolbe for sharing this one! I saw the show last Fall at the Sight and Sound Theater. Magnificent production! If the link isn’t working, copy and paste it into your browser. IT IS AVAILABLE ON EASTER WEEKEND


Divine Mercy Novena in English and Spanish

Divine Mercy novena goes digital as prayers to end pandemic continue

The Triduum with Dan Schutte

The Triduum with Dan Schutte


21 Day Positivity Workbook provided by Father Henry Beck, OFM

21 Day Positivity Workbook

Litany of the Sacred Heart – Good Friday – noon (EDT)

WASHINGTON — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited U.S. Catholics to join him on Good Friday, April 10, to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart at noon (EDT).

“Praying together as a nation, the archbishop asks that we seek healing for all who are unwell, wisdom for those whose work is halting the spread of coronavirus, and strength for all God’s children,” said a USCCB news release issued late April 2.

A livestream of the Litany of the Sacred Heart with Gomez will be available on the
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Holy Week Streaming Events from St. John the Evangelist

Streaming Events from St. John the Evangelist (

Holy Thursday 6:00 p m Mass Good Friday Service noon Easter Vigil (Saturday) 9:00 p m Easter Sunday Mass 11:00 a m

Easter Vigil and Easter Morning live streaming from Padre Pio Prayer Center

Join us Holy Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. for the Easter Vigil live and Easter Sunday for Mass at 10AM live from the Padre Pio Friary!