It’s becoming obvious that life at the parish is returning: programs, events, and more are being planned. We are working hard to welcome everyone back! However, we aren’t just “moving on” in a rush to reopen the parish. We are sharply aware that the pandemic changed everyone’s lives, in good and bad ways, happy and sorrowful ways. We all went through a crazy, confusing, spiritually-demanding mess of a pandemic! We recognize that parishioners need to grieve, reflect, celebrate, and give thanks. That’s why we’ve created Commemoration Weekend.
The Commemoration Committee invites you to participate in opportunities to acknowledge the pain and suffering caused by the pandemic, and help give meaning to the losses and struggles of our parishioners and their families through a one-time event and ongoing prayer opportunities.
PARISH ROSARY & CANDLE PROCESSION
Saturday, August 14, 4:15 p.m.
PEC Courtyard (between PEC and PLC)
Led by Fr. Bill, join us for this opportunity for grieving and reflection, honoring the losses and struggles of our parishioners and their families caused by the pandemic. Candles will be provided and will remain lit throughout the weekend for individual prayer.
PERMANENT MEMORIAL QUILT
To acknowledge the losses we’ve experienced, but also recognize the blessings we have received, we ask that each family take a fabric square available at all the doors outside of the Church, inscribe both a loss and a blessing on the fabric, and return them by August 6. The squares will be quilted into a display for the Parish Life Center to commemorate the effects of this unprecedented time.