St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church Copperhill, TN 37317
St. Catherine Laboure Catholic ChurchCopperhill,   TN   37317

Resources for the faithful during these trying times

 

Effective Friday March 20, 2020 Public Mass will not be offered in the Diocese of Knoxville until further notice.

Diocese of Knoxville Mass Broadcasts

www.dioknox.org

Watch Mass via live stream

Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Mon.-Fri. at 8:05 a.m. and noon; Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (en español)

All Saints Church, Knoxville Mon.-Fri. at 9 a.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (en español); Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Fatima Church, Alcoa
Sunday at 11 a.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Fairfield Glade
Tues.-Fri. at 8 a.m.; Sunday at 10 a.m.; Stations of the Cross, Friday at 5 p.m.

 

EWTN

EWTN Broadcasts Live Daily Mass (M-Sat) at 8AM EST

Rebroadcast of Daily Mass: 7PM EST & 12AM EST

Sunday Mass at 8AM – 12PM - 7PM

Check your local TV Provider for Channel Number

You can also watch EWTN for free on your computer or by downloading the free app for your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV
website:
www.ewtn.com

 

Further updates about parish events and services will be posted on this website as the information is available.

 

The Catholic Faith on Demand

St. Catherine Laboure Parishioners please go to www.formed.org  to sign up for this FREE exciting Catholic site sponsored by our parish from Augustine Institute.

  1. Just hit sign up button, hit link: I Belong to Parish Organization
  2. Type : St. Catherine Laboure
  3. Hit link to our parish in Copperhill
  4. Follow instructions to create new account

Watch Catholic movies, listen to CDs, audio books, talks and study programs on sacraments, scripture, church teachings.

 

What Should I do if I can’t go to Mass?

Catholics are encouraged to make a ‘spiritual communion’.

St. John Paul II writes, “It is good to cultivate in our hearts a constant desire for the sacrament of the Eucharist.

This was the origin of the practice of ‘spiritual communion’, which has happily been established in the Church for centuries and recommended by saints who were masters of the spiritual life.

“If we are deprived of Sacramental Communion, let us replace it, as far as we can, by spiritual communion, which we can make every moment; for we ought to have always a burning desire to receive the good God,” said St. Jean-Marie Vianney.

Saint Teresa of Jesus wrote: ‘When you do not receive communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you.’” (Ecclesia Eucharistia, no. 34).

 

How Do I Make a Spiritual Communion?

Below are recommendations for how to make a ‘spiritual communion’ when unable to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The recommendations can be adapted based upon personal and family needs.

  • Gather with others in your household and begin a time of prayer with the sign of the cross
  • Take time to read and reflect upon the readings from Sunday Mass. You can find the readings at usccb.org 
  • Share prayer intentions quietly or aloud
  • Pray the Lord’s Prayer
  • Pray one of the following prayers of spiritual communion (see below)
  • Close with the sign of the cross

 

An Act of Spiritual Communion by St. Alphonsus Liguori

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.

 

Pope Francis’s Prayer to Mary during Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.

You, Salvation of Your People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

(Adapted from Vatican News.)

 

St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church

 PO Box 1165
115 Main Street
Copperhill, TN

37317


Phone: 423-496-3498

E-mail: sclcchurch@etcmail.com

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