How We Endured the Pandemic of 2020 Day 29

April 16

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

By the time we started our 7:05 p.m. silent sit we had more than 60 people joining us. I began and ended 20 minutes of silence by reading aloud before God all the names that were submitted to Diane Tuesday morning. I prayed for you and all the members of our community. A few of you have submitted your experience of sitting in silence with members of our community. I am sure we will have the opportunity to do this again. Please see comments below:

“The sense of community was amazing! I truly felt how I am a part of this community and how God was comforting all. I felt overwhelmed by the love and the sense of belonging.”

“I could feel the energy as we all sat in solidarity…. In our different locations… Powerful.”

“That was wonderful. I felt part of something. Thank you for inviting me!”

Were you able to find yourselves in the chart that was part of yesterday’s email? We each have so much potential to be more like Christ as we endure this social isolation period but it won’t happen unless we really made a concerted effort to change our lives. God will not do the work for us but will be with us as we do the work. What is the work that needs to be done? It’s our own personal work, psychological, emotional and spiritual work that is necessary as an adult in the faith.

In the coming weeks I will write a series of emails regarding the gift of conversion which will hopefully leads us to the new life Christ has for us.

Also, please hold in prayer the families of two of our parishioners who returned home to the Lord: Blanca Quinones and Mel Borysiewicz.

Always, may God’s peace be yours,

Fr. Leo