Father, I am afraid to go out at night! Father, I have no body to take me to church! Father, now with Corona Virus my children have forbidden me to go to church! NO PROBLEM! You can make your own little church in your own house and even if that is difficult for you, you can close your eyes and make your own little church inside your heart, where no-body can bother you. If you can have a “prayer corner” in your house, invite Jesus to come and sit with you in that corner and talk to Him. You can say the same prayers that we say in church, actually you can even celebrate your own mass and spiritually Jesus is going to come and offer the sacrifice of the cross in your own house. And you can even give yourself “holy communion” in a spiritual way, by welcoming Jesus in your soul, as if He would come in the eucharistic sacrament. That is what the Church calls our homes: Domestic Church. And you can even have the assembly of the faithful. You can invite your family or neighbor and you can become the celebrant of your own family and distribute the graces of the word of God and of the presence of Jesus among you (Where two or three are gathered in my name…) That is a great opportunity to live your baptismal vocation as “priest” “prophet” and “king”.

Corona Virus after all is giving us another beautiful grace to live our faithin the intimacy of our homes!

About Fr. Walter

Father Walter Tonelotto was born in Italy in 1947 and entered the Scalabrini Seminary at an early age. At 20 he was sent by his superiors to study Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and then to the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Master in Divinity from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and a Master in Moral Theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York City.