Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Back from lunch ...

My apologies for not posting in awhile. We have been busy keeping the farm productive and getting everything sorted for winter. Like other nations we have a lockdown to stop the COVID-19. Ours is a stringent action but it is necessary to save lives. We celebrated the Holy Triduum like other Catholics around the world. All at home with prayers and listening to Mass on the radio or telly. It seemed strange to not be at the parish during our holiest of Feasts. Some days we would wake up to smoke from the wildfires in Oz about 2300 km away. This year has been interesting.

We have sent in some extra money to our parish knowing that the parish collections are down with no one allowed to attend. Father still has to keep the lights on and pay for that privilege. He will also need heat money with winter approaching. Our parish has been looking after the elderly and our priest. We all take turns cooking for someone each week. We call each other to see if there is anything in short supply or if there is a need for a trip to the doctor. Our family likes to say that everyone is a getting a wee taste of Plain Catholic living this year.

Praying for all and encouraging all to send a little extra money to the parish to help pay the bills. Take advantage of your parish's online giving setup if you have one. Call other parishioners and check on them. Be there for each other and you will receive the gift of experiencing the Early Church of the Apostles in the time of Jesus. What a gift it is!

1 comment:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

It seems so odd to be right next to our church and listening to services online. I sure missed having the Holy week and Pascha services in person. Praying for you and yours.

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