Monday Message, July 26, 2021
I know we are in the midst of summertime, but I wanted to update you on a few items.
Please be sure to read the Considerations for Fall 2021. You will likely note that nowhere in that document does it suggest that you go all virtual this year. There is really no justification for parishes not to host face to face learning this year – at least not at this point. Please make sure your plans include multiple opportunities for folks to be in person at the parish.
Andres Lapadula has left the diocesan offices to pursue other interests. We are grateful for his service and will work in the next few weeks to fill two positions (as soon as I write the job descriptions).
Gisela has found several copies of the teacher’s manuals of Blessed We Are as well as the Faith and Life Series from Ignatius Press. If you can use any of those items, contact Gisela.
You will not be asked for Spring Confirmation dates until later in the fall.
Keep an eye out on the Institute web page, which will be looking a bit refreshed in the coming weeks.
“When we live without listening to the timing of things, when we live and work in twenty-four-hour shifts without rest – we are on war time, mobilized for battle. Yes, we are strong and capable people, we can work without stopping, faster and faster, electric lights making artificial day so the whole machine can labor without ceasing. But remember: No living thing lives like this. There are greater rhythms, seasons and hormonal cycles and sunsets and moonrises and great movements of seas and stars. We are part of the creation story, subject to all its laws and rhythms.”
— Wayne Muller