Just as he had Pope Francisco at the beginning of March, when in the middle of coronavirus outbreak in Italy he decided not to suspend the Angelus prayer and announced that he would do so through a video, Monsignor Oscar Ojea, president of the Argentine Episcopal Conference, in charge of the Diocese of San Isidro, reported that will officiate the Lenten Masses through Facebook Live.
“It’s the first time that we will not see each other when we celebrate mass But it is an enormous opportunity to think about what the communion of desire is, when we have a loved one far away, we feel that we love them more. Sometimes when we have it close we get used to having it. Saint Augustine says that our ability to desire God makes us enjoy it more, “the prelate said in a video that he published on the social networks of the Diocese of San Isidro.
Less than 20 days before the celebration of Catholic Easter and in the framework of Lent, Ojea found a way to connect with his faithful and announced masses online Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm; and on Sundays 9:30, 12:30, 19 and 20:30.
It should be remembered that last Thursday, at the request of the health authorities to strengthen social distancing, the Catholic Church suspended masses in Buenos Aires and Mendoza.
“We inform you that the Bishops of our Diocese, together with those of the Buenos Aires Region, have made the decision that as of today Masses and all kinds of public celebrations are suspended until further notice,” he said in a statement published in Twitter the Diocese in charge of Monsignor Ojea.