March 19, 2020
Solemnity of St. Joseph
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
The Lenten theme on our parish bracelet this year seems so comforting and timely “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you” Psalm 55:22. As the situation continues to unfold every day, we find ourselves in constant flux, with everchanging news flashes, stronger recommendations for safety measures, and tighter restrictions on social interaction being imposed in an attempt to keep our community healthy and to stop the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. During these uncertain times, I am overwhelmed and deeply concerned for all of you and your families. As we take necessary precautions, I assure you of my prayers as we journey through these difficult times.
As and when we receive communication from the diocese, we will surely keep you informed of all that the diocese wants us to implement, especially about the weekend Liturgies. On a daily basis I am praying and wishing all of you good health and safety. We all are entering into some unknown territories, and only God can lead us to safety and peace. Let us do our best and leave the rest to His care.
God says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Duet. 31:6. The God who we believe in will surely take care of us and guide us in this situation. Let us entrust our lives, our fears, our concerns to Jesus who is our refuge and strength. Let us help and support each other as we walk together during this journey. Please know that each of you is important to us as part of our Parish community, and now is the time to come together in prayer and solidarity. Thank you for your understanding as we try to do our very best for our parish community during these challenging times.
Again, please rest assured of our prayers for you and your family, as we depend on yours. May God bless you and protect you!
In Jesus the Divine Healer,
Fr. Louis Golamari