I hope you all enjoying this hot summer, staying safe and following all restrictions in order to stay safe from the Covid-19 Virus.
It has now been about three months since we have reopened our celebration of Mass to the public. During this time, we have had fewer in attendance on Sunday masses. We are strictly following all government directives and making sure that nobody is getting infected by the deadly virus. So far, no case has been linked to our churches in the diocese of Wheeling-Charleston because of attending Mass, thank God. I always pray for you all.
Our Bishop has instructed us to go back to normalcy as best we can. Sunday obligation is still cancelled, but it is encouraged that everyone who is healthy and young to resume going back to church. We are a sacramental people. For Catholics, sacramental life is important to keep their faith alive and active. There is great danger in feeling comfortable with live streaming mass in the long run. I know many of you have missed the Holy communion and social gatherings in our parish. In order to resume our social gatherings, we must wait until we hear from our civil authorities. I encourage all, who are healthy and feeling comfortable, to resume their Sunday mass attendance and for all others to stay home safely.
May the Lord help us to pass through this difficult time and bring us to the world of safety and good health.
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead and I keep you all in my prayers,