At this midway point of the first week of the closing of Ohio schools, I want to thank you for your adaptability and patience, and affirm our commitment to providing a quality education for your children. The preparations for and impact of COVID-19 are unprecedented and that means our staff will be doing our best to adapt in order to keep our students’ learning moving forward. We recognize that the capacity of children and adults to adapt to change varies among individuals and we ask you to join us in creating a positive attitude through this online learning experience.
One thing we can all do during this challenging and ambiguous time we are experiencing is lift each other up in prayer every day.
Pray for the doctors, nurses, medical personnel, first responders, grocery store and pharmacy workers who are on the front lines with this virus.
Pray for those who are “essential” personnel in their jobs and those who continue to ensure our country continues to function, such as those at work to keep the supply of food, medical supplies and medicines available, as well as the truck drivers and logistical support staffs.
Pray for the leadership in our city, state and country to make the best, and many times difficult, decisions that will impact our lives and especially the lives of the most vulnerable.
We may not be able to attend holy Mass right now, but we can double down on our Lenten sacrifices and spiritual work. We can also take care of our families and those in need with emotional and spiritual support and acts of charity as appropriate based on what the medical experts tell us.
Saints Agatha, St. Andrew, St. Brendan, St. Brigid, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Joan of Arc, St. Mary, St Michael, St. Peter, St. Timothy, Holy Family, Immaculate Conception of Mary, Our Lady of Peace and Sacred Heart of Jesus, and our patron, St. Pius X, watch over the Bishop Watterson community.
Deacon Chris Campbell