I continue to pray for you all at each daily holy Mass and hope you are praying for each other and your priests also. Staying home is a burden for most to be safe and well. but we take seriously the dictates of our Bishop. Until we can have some sort of community gathering please follow the bishop’s guidelines and his new video - https://www.dioceseofspokane.org/coronavirus. He is working hard for our safety and spiritual life. Let us keep our prayer life, our charity, and our love of God and each other at the top of our minds.
“For I want you to know how great a struggle I am having for you and for those in Laodicea and all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged as they are brought together in love, to have all the richness of fully assured understanding, for the knowledge of the mystery of God, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” Colossians Chapter 2
So as we continue our quarantine, I pray you have taken advantage of the extra time to pray (especially the Rosary) novenas to our saints, reading the daily and Sunday readings, and to deepen your relationship with Our God, Creator, and Savior. As we have been and are still going through an unprecedented time in the history of our church we know that God never abandons us.
"But the Lord has not left us alone", "United in our prayer, we are convinced that He has laid His hand upon us".
Since things change so rapidly and indiscriminately, to keep up, please follow the link to the diocese; https://www.dioceseofspokane.org/ .
This is a time to explore what we take for granted - our families, friends, even our enemies, and pray for them. It's a time we can read more about, and meditate more on, the holy sacrifice of the Mass and what the words mean in our Holy Mass.
Please refer to these resources to help you during this time in your walk with God and to keep updated with the latest information from our church and diocese: http://usccb.org/ for bible readings of the day and other spiritually helpful information. How far a cough travels https://video.foxnews.com/v/6148387823001#sp=show-clips – this is being proven more each day.
Pray for each other and an end to this pandemic, stay home. stay safe.
Fr. Joseph Sullivan