COVID-19

Day 95 and Counting Down: Centering Ourselves

Day 95 and Counting Down: Centering Ourselves

Hi Everyone, Wow, we have broken the 100-day window in our countdown! Just yesterday the CDC said that all those who are vaccinated can remove their masks when they meet with each other in a close environment. Experts are also saying that in the next two months there...

Day 125 and Counting Down: Lent and Our Shared Journey

Day 125 and Counting Down: Lent and Our Shared Journey

Hi Everyone, I hope each of you is doing well. Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent. I don’t know about you, but it feels like we’ve been on a Lenten journey these last 11 months. For me, it makes it a bit harder to enter into Lent this year, as we’ve all been...

Day 180 Countdown: We are Grateful for Signs of Hope

Day 180 Countdown: We are Grateful for Signs of Hope

Hi everyone, In this season of Advent, I hope that I can be a bearer of good news. We have climbed a mountain during the pandemic and I believe we are starting to see the horizon in the valley below us. I say this 275 days after I first took to writing a daily...

Day 231: Being Grounded…Finding Beauty in Our Midst

Day 231: Being Grounded…Finding Beauty in Our Midst

Hi Everyone, Today is All Souls Day, one of the great feast days in the Catholic Church and especially important for each of us in our work. I love this day because we pray to God for all those that have passed from this life to the next. We also ask them to pray for...

Day 185: What Have We Accomplished?

Day 185: What Have We Accomplished?

Hi Everyone, Well, yesterday marked an anniversary of sorts. It has been exactly six months since the first official shelter-in-place order was implemented. As I spoke to our management team yesterday, I found myself wanting to point out accomplishments and successes,...

Day 149: Small Faith Communities

Day 149: Small Faith Communities

Hi Everyone, I hope you are doing well this week. I realize that we are still in the middle of what feels like a never-ending pandemic. In fact, it seems like we are getting used to this. Well, kind of… The last two weeks, I’ve asked you to open you hearts to consider...

Day 136: Your Work is Prayer in Action

Day 136: Your Work is Prayer in Action

Hi Everyone, Do you ever think of your work as “Prayer in Action?” I bring this up today because I believe that everyone of us is being “engaged” by God daily. We don’t always know how, and some days we may not feel up to the task. In fact, it is only rare that we get...

Day 122: What’s in CFCS for me?

Day 122: What’s in CFCS for me?

Hi Everyone, Well, today marks four months since I started this column. Not exactly a milestone of achievement, except that I am happy to report that we are moving forward with CFCS programs that began before the pandemic.  I don’t know about you, but during the...

“Living” with the Coronavirus

“Living” with the Coronavirus

I am not sure how many of you noticed that I didn’t send out a Day 16 message. The reason was that I became ill on Tuesday and had to stop everything and quarantine myself. I can’t tell you whether I have the coronavirus or not, but it changed everything in a matter...