Most Precious Blood
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me”
[1 Corinthians 11:23-25]
We are a people of diverse cultures, called to proclaim and live the gospel by worship, evangelization and fostering a community of service in vibrant Long Island City.
We look forward to seeing you!
Our Parish has joined "Formed"
We are proud to announce that our Parish has joined Formed, a fantastic Catholic content provider. On this portal you will be able to access movies, live streams, seminars, cartoons for kids and all sorts of great religious content and all for free! Both in English and Spanish!
How can you sign up? Simply click on the link:
It will ask you to find your parish or organization where you will insert:
Most Precious Blood Astoria
After clicking next, it will ask your name and email. After providing your e-mail. It will send you a confirmation email. Clicking on the email link will allow you to access this great site for free. You won't need a password or anything to access it again. You could access it through your computer, laptop, and even through a dedicated app on your Apple or Android device called Formed.
After signing up just go to formed.org and on the right top there's the login button which you click and it will take you directly to all the fantastic content.
Dear Parish Community of Most Precious Blood,
I am sad to announce how all the Catholic Churches of the Diocese of Brooklyn and their Rectories have been mandated to close. During these difficult times we are called to take seriously the call to maintain social distance and, in that way, help the many in our Parish Community and City that could be vulnerable to this deadly virus.
Unfortunately, all funeral masses, weddings and baptisms will be postponed until further notice, as also any parish encounters and confessions. We are permitted to distribute the sacraments only to those who are in dire need.
Let us stay together in prayer, asking for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mother in this time of distress. We will start streaming our masses, so please stay in virtual contact with us through our parish website: www.mpbastoria.com
or through social media: Facebook, click on the Facebook icon:
We’ll post articles and God willing enable streamed masses.
Act of Spritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You have already come, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be seperated from You. Amen.
Novena Prayer for an End to the Coronavirus Pandemic
O Mary, full of grace, Patroness of this nation and Mother of the Church, in this time of illness and worldwide need we seek your intercession for the human family before your Son’s throne of grace and mercy. We ask for strength in adversity, health in weakness, and comfort in sorrow.
Help us, O Blessed Mother, to be filled with confidence and trust in the tender compassion of our God. Let us not be afraid, like our own Saint Marianne Cope, who entrusted her life and ministry among the outcasts of society into the care of our Divine Physician.
Continue to watch over all who are sick as well as those who care for them and give wisdom to all who are seeking a cure.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.