Coalition Unites Prayer Efforts of Apostolates

Coalition Unites Prayer Efforts of Apostolates

CMN Sponsored Coalition of Eucharistic and Marian Apostolates Unite Catholics in Prayer

The Coalition of Eucharistic and Marian Apostolates Unites in Prayer and Devotion During Pandemic. During this coronavirus pandemic the Coalition of Eucharistic & Marian Apostolates (CEMA) joins together in calling us to prayer and invites everyone to be part of prayer campaigns from its member apostolates.

“Together, we are facing a time of unprecedented spiritual and physical challenges” states Fr. Richard Heilman, spiritual director of CEMA and spiritual leader of the U.S. Grace Force. “This Coalition is uniting Catholics across countries and continents to find solace, protection, strength and healing in the mighty power of God. Led by Our Lady, we come to Our Lord... to pray for the healing of our loved ones, of our nations, and of our world.”

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Decree regarding the celebration of the Easter Triduum

COVID-19: Decree regarding the celebration of the Easter Triduum

Excerpted from The Catholic Business Journal and Vatican News

A Decree entitled “In time of Covid-19” (II), has been issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on Wednesday, 25 March 2020. The new document updates an earlier decree, dated 19 March 2020. It contains responses to questions it has received regarding the celebration of the Easter liturgy. Both Decrees are issued “by mandate of the Supreme Pontiff, for the year 2020 only”.

Date Easter is Celebrated

Since the Solemnity of Easter cannot be transferred, the Decree states that, “in the countries which have been struck by the disease and where restrictions around the assembly and movement of people have been imposed, Bishops and priests may celebrate the rites of Holy Week without the presence of the people and in a suitable place, avoiding concelebration and omitting the sign of peace”.

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CMN Office Max/Office Depot Discount

Help is sometimes found in surprising places as we face the challenges of these difficult times. In most communities, Office Max/Office Depot is considered an "essential service" and they are there to help businesses, ministries, retailers and apostolates. In times like this, they are like "urgent care" for your organization with helpful supplies and services. Each Catholic Marketing Network Membership provides a discount to Office Max/Office Depot that can provide savings that often equals or far exceeds the price of a CMN membership. This discount can help in an emergency and during good times as wellIn this video Cathy Gilmore shares her experience. CMN helps Catholic businesses, apostolates, retailers, and nonprofit organizations to maximize the impact of their mission. Discounts like this one help us help you during difficult times, or anytime!!

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Catholic Spiritual Medicine During the Pandemic

Catholic Ministries, Apostolates and Businesses offer Spiritual Sustenance

Catholics are responding to the pandemic with spiritual resourcefulness. A broad array of initiatives from CMN members and more, are helping respond to fear with faith and provide relief from panic through prayer and practical action. Discover some examples. Bishop Barron is offering live-streamed daily mass. Families can connect with My Catholic Doctor for virtual doctor visits from the comfort of home. For everyone who has kids home from school, Catholic Brain is offering FREE access to their entire platform of thousands of Catholic games and activities. This content entertains children while also giving hope in Christ to calm their fears. This special access lasts till Divine Mercy Sunday.

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International Trade Show & Conference

These are certainly extraordinary times! Global health scares, societal upheavals and a general sense of confusion seems to be the norm for the day. Now more than ever we need to turn to Christ in recognition that He and He alone Is Lord for all and the Lord of history and as Christians we certainly need to be an example of fearlessness. Fear is contagious and rarely if ever does it help a situation but currently it seems like fear is in the air.

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