My dear parishioners, I have just come back into my office after having been in the front garden of St. James’ Church. After spending a short while in the church before the Blessed Sacrament, I took our Eucharistic Lord in the monstrance out into the garden, between the Shrine of Our Lady and the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and moving in four directions each time I gave a blessing with the Sacred Host to the parish praying each time: Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison. I prayed that the Lord would grant conversion to souls, healing of ills, and protection from the virus. I pray that you will feel the power of His blessing in your homes and in your hearts.

With love and prayers,

Fr. Martin

For those who miss the beauty of Benediction please see below:

6 thoughts on “Benediction

  1. Thank you so much for that Father what a wonderful and moving thing to do.

    Thank you also for the Benediction link.

    O salutaris Hostia,
    Quæ cæli pandis ostium:
    Bella premunt hostilia,
    Da robur, fer auxilium.


  2. Thanks you for that Fr. Martin. We appreciate all your prayers and you are not forgotten in our prayers. We are very lucky to belong to such a wonderful Parish family. I look forward to seeing everyone again when we can share Mass and maybe a BBQ.

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  3. Thank you so much Fr. Martin. I wish I’d been there to witness this! So very grateful to you for doing this for us Parishioners. We truly appreciate and love you as our priest and friend. In our constant prayers. God bless you.


  4. Thank you so much Fr. Martin. Although we are 6 miles away I.m sure the Lord is blessing us here!
    It is so good that we have the modern technology to keep us in communication with each other. God bless you and all our parishioners.


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