There is no question in my mind that each of us is being tested during this epidemic in a very unique way. Many of us who are of a more advanced age have taken this virus very seriously and have taken unusual measures to protect ourselves. My wife, Sylvia, and I have removed ourselves from most activities other than those which are absolutely necessary, like grocery shopping—and only then during the early “senior only” hour of the morning.
I miss seeing all of you at church as I have not been able to mingle very much—again for safety reasons. As many of you know, I lost my brother to Covid-19 in May. It has devastated the family, especially since he was in generally good health. It was another lesson that Covid-19 has no favorites and has attacked many people of all ages; hence my super precaution during the last several months.
Fr. Hurley and I are talking and beginning to find ways that I can be more active and connected with St. Mary’s and still remain safe. I miss all of the activities that were a part of my life before last March. But we all have to get used to the “new normal.”
I hope to see all of you sooner rather than later. I keep all of you in my prayers each day and hope that you are all managing well enough to get through this challenge.
With God’s Blessings for you all,