In the midst of an inability to celebrate public Masses and social distancing this week and in the coming weeks, I wanted to share some ideas for staying connected to parishioners. This is not exhaustive nor the only set of ideas out there, but I believe we can become a stronger community when we face this together without a sense of fear. In Scripture we are told, “Be Not Afraid” more than 365 times! Now is the time to show what our faith means to us, even if we are not gathering for weekly Mass.
If your parish is going to be closed for the next few weeks or months, there are ways available to you to stream the private Masses your pastor might be doing in a way that invites the whole community to worship.
In the mid-70s Pope Paul VI told us we needed to have new and creative ways of sharing the message of the Gospel. This is a super creative way to get people to pray the Rosary more. What is it? Think Catholic FitBit. Whether people buy this or not, let’s talk about how we can increase the prayer lives of our parishioners this Advent (yes I said it, it’s coming soon)!!