Lesbian and Gay Ministry at St. Matthew’s Church, Long Beach, CA

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Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

In this time of need, Archbishop Gomez invites the faithful to seek together the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

To maintain our focus on the spiritually rich Lenten Liturgies the Los Angeles Archdiocese is livestreaming weekday Mass, Sunday Mass, the April 6th Chrism Mass and the Sacred Triduum. They will be livestreamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels via the LA Catholics Facebook page, For more information on additional Mass broadcasts on TV and radio visit, Mass for the Homebound.

A Blessing: Till We Meet Again

Needing Extra Support

When did I see you ill or in prison, and visit you? And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for these least brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. ’ Matthew 25.

As the coronavirus rages on, we are surround by death, loss, anger, unbelief, depression and hopelessness. Comunidad members are willing to reach out to individuals requesting a “little extra” spiritual support, by phone, during this unpreceded time of social isolation. Please leave us an email ( with your name and contact information and we’ll reach out to you. If you have the ability to reach out to someone else, to provide support by phone, let us know this as well.

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