Welcome to We Are One Body
Prayer of Pope Francis
offered for protection during covid-19 outbreak
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.
The Eyes of Faith® Daily Meditations
The Holy Mass and the Divine Liturgy
Encouraging words from Our Bishops
Moment of Prayer and "Urbi et Orbi" Blessing, March 27, 2020
His Holiness, Pope Francis
"Stay Close to the Lord and Trust Him to Protect Us"
From Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg
"The Other Side of Corona" a Pastoral Letter to the Church of Pittsburgh
From Bishop David A. Zubik, Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh
"It is most important that we increase our personal prayer and fasting as we look to God as our strength in this critical time."
-Bishop David A. Zubik, Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh
"With the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, we are confronted once more with the fragility of our lives, and again we are reminded of our common humanity — that the peoples of this world are our brothers and sisters, that we are all one family under God.
God does not abandon us, he goes with us even now in this time of trial and testing. In this moment, it is important for us to anchor our hearts in the hope that we have in Jesus Christ."
"God is always by our side. He never abandons us. I invite you to join me in prayerful solidarity during this uncertain time. I remind you to keep your eyes fixed on the outstretched arms of Christ the crucified and Christ the merciful and to encounter others with charity and understanding."
"I want families to use these days to come together in prayer. We recognize that good can come out of adversity, hopefully our families will grow stronger and be intentional in charting a course of action to assure that they grow stronger in faith and in their relationship to Jesus Christ."