We are experiencing a tentative reboot of much of society. At the same time, the threat of a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic requires new social norms.
Yet, life is different than before Ash Wednesday. It is as though the practices of the Lenten season lingered well beyond Easter. But there are signs of life reborn.
We have celebrated, in rapid succession, the Feast of the Ascension, Pentecost, The Most Holy Trinity, and Corpus Christi. We are now liturgically speaking in Ordinary time. Now, like the Apostles after Pentecost, we are freed from self-confinement. What will we do? Will it be ordinary times?
Our churches are open, Mass and the sacraments are available. Church life is no longer dormant.
How are parishes finding ways to restrengthen their Christian community?
With an eye to the near future, what activities are being planned? Will there be parish fairs and picnics this summer? How about those fish fries we missed? Youth activities? Vacation bible schools? Scouting events? Church league softball? Prayer groups? Parish ministries? School ministries?
How is your Faith manifesting within your parish behaviors? Who is doing what for whom? There must be hundreds of outstanding stories out there – send a tip to firstname.lastname@example.org, post at Tell Us Your Story or call us at 912-201-4054.
I would enjoy hearing from you,
Michael J. Johnson,