I am still brought to tears every time I watch Mass from our living room. I never realized how much I took the ability to practice my faith in person until it was temporarily removed.
I’m coping well. I have increased my faith-based reading through the USCCB website and Word on Fire from Bishop Robert Barron! I find that my increased reading and meditation/prayer has helped immensely! I rely on the verses from Philippians that teaches to not worry about things, but let my requests be made known through prayer-and God’s peace, which passes all understanding, is with me!!
I am a retired RN and I have many colleagues and family members who are still actively working the front lines—needless to say I keep them in my daily prayers. I keep you in my prayers as well, and all those in our faith community! St. Margaret’s is filled with loving and prayerful people, and I thank God for their faithfulness and encouragement!
Just a short note to thank you for a wonderful Mass this morning! People ignoring the Covid safety protocol remind me of Thomas. They won’t believe until they get the disease. Sad that distrust is so rampant in our society.
I am so grateful for our live streamed Masses. And thank you for turning the camera and showing the pictures on the seats. I am crying right now because I miss it so. I always knew that Saint Margaret's was important to both of us. John really loved this church so much, as he loved Coronation, too. But this with his coming-back home. Can't wait for that day when we can all gather again. How much we took things for granted comes full force right now. Sending hugs and prayers to you and the staff at St. Margaret's.