Pastor’s Word

Reach out and CONNECT! It’s been said that there’s an “epidemic of loneliness,” made worse by
the COVID pandemic. Sending a text or email message, mailing a card, or calling a friend or
neighbor to ask how they’re doing, could be a welcome, thoughtful and healing gesture. Recent
research suggests that the recipients of these messages are more appreciative of the actions than
the senders imagine.
Our Stephen and Eucharistic Ministers would be happy to connect with anyone to discuss issues of
concern for our members or neighbors. A growing body of research suggests that the people we
spend time with daily have a very large impact on our well-being.
So we encourage people of all ages to consider making frequent contacts with friends, neighbors
and parishioners. Consider sharing a favorite Psalm, prayer or scripture text. You’ll be GLAD you