Message from Bishop Thompson
April 28 Clergy Call Recap / Re-gathering Steps

Dear friends,

Thank you again for your time yesterday. I was very grateful for Dr. Figueroa's thoughtful perspective as we look forward to how we can most effectively and safely engage in in-person worship. Along those lines, I have drafted the attached guidelines for use in our diocese. I leaned heavily on a document that was sent to the bishops and canons during this week's call with the Office of the Presiding Bishop. Please take a careful look at these and between now and next Tuesday, send questions/concerns to Canon Manning. During our 11:00 call, we will address these questions and engage in conversation (as best we can via Zoom).  I hope that this time is helpful for you.

Several of you have also inquired about liability concerns.  It is my plan to have this as a topic for our May 12th call.

Stay safe and well.

With gratitude,


The Rt. Rev'd Morris K. Thompson, Jr.
Bishop of Louisiana

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