I hope each of you is able to enjoy and celebrate the Easter Weekend, even if you can’t go out to do so. For us Catholics, there are a number of events that will be available (live or recorded) from the Cathedral of the Assumption (https://www.cathedraloftheassumption.org/).
ON THE CORONAVIRUS
“Model projects U.S. Daily Deaths will peak on Easter Sunday” – was the headline on CNN TV News on Thursday, April 9.
FROM OTHERS WHO READ THIS BLOG
• CHART – Here’s a chart showing (for each day since March 1) how covid-19 deaths per day compare to the average daily count of other causes of death across the U.S.
• DIVINE MERCY NOVENA – Since the Divine Mercy nine-day novena was meant to begin today, Good Friday, we might want to all pray it for nine days. Three pm is the “hour that was revealed by our Lord to St. Faustina that recalls His death on the cross.” So, if you’d like to join a number of us in praying this novena, we will begin today at 3 pm. It is also intended to prepare us for Divine Mercy Sunday, which is one week after Easter each year. You can find the daily prayers at https://divinemercy.life/the-divine-mercy-novena/.
SOME GOOD SCRIPTURE VERSES
• Yet will I rejoice in the Lord and exult in my saving God. God, my Lord, is my strength. – Habakkuk 3:18-19
• Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you … – Isaiah 41:10
• Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. – James 4:8
Dear Lord, please help the world defeat this coronavirus!
May this Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday be full of blessings for you and your families!