Coronavirus UPDATE

Daily Reflection from Fr. Mike

My Dear Friends in Christ,

There is a St. Corona, a 2nd century martyr whose remains lie in a Church in the city of Anzu in Northern Italy since the 9th century!

Corona is the Latin word for crown. Ironically, St. Corona is considered as one of the patron saints of pandemics.

If you would like to learn more about St. Corona, go to and look for her story there.

As we continue to move through our new “normal”, I continue to remind everyone to surrender to this new reality. 

This is not a Lent of our choosing, but trusting in God and embracing the present moment will guarantee that we will be spiritually stronger and our faith will be deepened.

Yes, the Lord is in our midst!

Parishioner and member of the North County Widows and Widowers Group, Carol Kope, suggested that we find ways to make sure that we find ways to keep in contact with each other via phone or email to make sure that individuals do not feel isolated, especially our senior citizens who have been encouraged to “self- quarantine.”

As a start, I am asking all of our Parish Organizations to work to ensure that all the Organization members are making contact with each other by phone and email.

Leadership of these groups can find ways to make sure that we are all “united” in these days of social distancing and isolation.

There may be overlap and people may receive several contacts, but is that not much better than no contact at all?

Also, please let anyone know that if they are in need of anything to contact the Parish Office. We are open for business! We promise to do what we can to help.

Let us all work to stay “united.”

St. Corona, pray for us!

--Fr. Mike

P.S. Pope Francis is asking for families to pray the rosary together tonight at 9:00pm…

If you know Parishioners who do not have access to email, please share this information with them. Thank you!

We will be snail mailing an update to all Parishioners this week. The bulletin will be emailed to everyone on our email list. People without email will be able to request a bulletin via snail mail each week during this time. Thank you!
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