The old saying goes that “every cloud has a silver lining.” My mother once told me when I was a child that even in the worst things that happen in our lives, we will always find some good that resulted from them. If you will, the silver lining is in the cloud.
My silver lining during this pandemic is how I have witnessed the great faith our parish has in the Divine Mercy of Jesus Christ and the love we have for one another. I have witnessed the love that Fr. Mike has for his parish as he offers his prayers for us at daily Mass and other novenas and devotions. I have witnessed the dedication of our parish staff working tirelessly to reaching out to our parishioners both young and old. Our parish volunteers are amazing people from the people who work at our parish food pantry, our Parish School of Religion teachers, and all our hundreds of parishioners that pray for an end to this pandemic every day.
It is said that the character of a person is brought forth in the trying times of life. The true character of our parish family has truly been exposed. I have learned that we are a parish family that trusts in God, that loves one another deeply and never allows our fear to become greater than our faith. Thanks for sharing your time, talent and treasures, even in these trying times.