There are actually several reasons why we as Catholics can be thankful for the Covid-19 shutdowns. Not thankful for the virus, but thankful for the opportunities it creates for us to deepen our faith.
Bishop Richard Pates, the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Joliet, has issued a decree removing the obligation of the faithful to receive Holy Communion this Easter season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, he urges Catholics to offer an Act of Spiritual Communion and a Perfect Act of Contrition.
St. Mary Church in Mokena is not backing down in the fight against the coronavirus, offering live-streamed Masses, prayers, and more throughout the crisis