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Greetings in Christ!
The Edmundite Missions has an 80 plus year history of service to those in need. Rising rivers, economic troubles, and even global pandemics are all things the Missions has seen before and none will prevent the Missions from serving those entrusted to our care. During this time, the health and safety of our clients and staff are of the utmost importance. The Missions will never abandon our neighbors in need and we have modified our services to meet the needs of community while meeting the CDC's recommendations and practicing social distancing while still ensuring the highest level of service possible.
We've already begun to respond in the face of this crisis. We are serving grab-and-go breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at the Bosco Nutrition Center. We are adding clients to our Meals of Hope program who have been told by doctors to self-isolate due to being high risk for infection. We're providing nutrition assistance for those being forced to quarantine in residential care facilities. We will continue to do this and more to meet the needs of those entrusted to our care while also keeping client and staff safety as our number one priority.
In unity with our faithful friends in Mission, we pray in the words of Pope Francis for those sickened with COVID-19 and all those in need. May God Bless You and Your Family.
In Christ, I remain
Pope Francis' prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, to implore her protection
during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.