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.
Sometimes transformation happens when you implement a big, hard to do, but completely worthwhile initiative. Sometimes it happens when you just turn to one another and say “how can I pray for you today?”
As St. Teresa of Avila says, “You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.” We all have great things to ask in prayer for ourselves, our families, and our communities. How can we unite ourselves together in prayer in 2019?