Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We shall remember generation after generation the Pandemic of 2020.  We will tell the stories over and over again to our children, and then their children, and their children’s children.  We shall tell stories about staying at home, all the stores closed, runs on paper towels and toilet paper.  We will talk of keeping social distance, Google Classroom, and learning to slow down.  We will tell of learning to be with each other and to forgive others, especially those closest to us.

We shall tell how we missed going to Church during Lent, Holy Week, and much of Eastertime.  We will tell about how we longed for the Eucharist and to eat and drink the body and blood of Jesus.  All of this in the context of fear, uncertainty and loneliness.

While hanging on the cross Jesus said: “Father, into your hands I commend my Spirit.”  As we walk in the footsteps of Jesus from our cross, which is his cross, we also must cry out: “Jesus, into your hands I commend my Spirit.”

This is the most important thing we can do today and tell the future generations how to live our life in the hands of God.

Abundant Easter Blessings,

Sincerely,

Fr. Paul

P.S.  Please see the attached sheet which contains important information regarding ways to keep informed with what is happening with the parish during the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as ways to help support your parish during these trying times.