In a time of crisis, we reach for our faith, but it is hard when Churches are closed and we cannot receive the sacraments. St. Martin de Porres parish is bringing our dynamic liturgies to you!
We are blessed to have a very talented Associate Pastor in Fr. Jeremy Zipple, S.J., who has brought his extensive experience as a professional documentarian and filmmaker to help us create online content, so that we do not feel so separated during this time of social distancing. "Social distance does not mean spiritual distance," said Fr. Brian Christopher, S.J., our pastor.
While it is not the same as mass in person, Fr. Jeremy has managed to recruit parishioners' help in creating a sense that we are still together in spite of the restrictions. Check out St. Martin's Palm Sunday procession here.
In addition to Sunday masses, Fr. Jeremy and Fr. Brian have also created resources for online prayer, such as a Tenebrae/ Taizé service, which you can view here.
Finally, St. Martin's has been working with the Jesuit Community of Belize to produce daily Scripture video reflections featuring members of the Belize Jesuit community, past and present, as well as lay ministers and local religious. These are posted on Facebook daily, or else they are available on our YouTube channel. Click here to subscribe.