4 May 2020

Dear Parishioners,

Remember when . . .

  • The only people who wore masks into stores were robbers?
  • Eating out implied getting out of your car? Or at least out of your house?
  • “ZOOM” was something June bugs did in OOOOOklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain.

Good Monday morning!  May today’s Katherine Konnection bring you blessings and cheer from your faith community!  It’s a pleasure to share with you a few thoughts on this first Monday of May.

How quickly the things we take for granted can change.  Not too long ago we could never envision a day when we would have to wear masks in public, practice social distancing, and go so long without our Eucharist.  Who could imagine?

Our Lord promised that one day of the Father’s choosing, He would return and change everything!  He would return and complete the work begun on Easter Morning, and make all things new. As disciples perhaps we get complacent about this final promise, perhaps the unchanging routine dulls what we profess in our Mass; that “we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.”

None of use expected the Second Sunday of Lent would be our last Sunday celebration together for so long, yet it was.  How many of us expect Christ to return?  Yet He will!

With a renewed sense of joy, and perhaps repentance and nervousness, my family and I have been giving thought to shaping our future routine more on Christ.  Like St. Benedict (see yesterday’s Homily) we are being creative in shaping our routine to support our “school for the Lord” to better prepare for His return.

For example, we have discovered the joy of starting the day with daily prayer.  So many livestream liturgies to choose from!

To help you and your loved ones shape your future daily routine, we are pleased to begin offering “60 Second Sermons,” starting today!  We hope these short reflections on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday will inspire you and nurture your life in the Lord, until we can celebrate in person once again.

Christ’s peace,

Deacon Jeff

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