From Our Pastor’s Desk- April 3rd, 2020

April 3, 2020
Dear Quarantined People of Holy Cross,
   It’s okay to not know how to homeschool your children. It’s okay to struggle with working from your home. It’s okay kids are enjoying more screen time than you usually permit. It’s okay not to feel okay. Be kind to yourself, for God’s love tells us “it’s okay.” Yesterday our Governor proclaimed a statewide shut down. Later today, our diocese will come out with new guidelines. I suspect we will have to close our church as a way of conforming our campus to these new rules. I also think we will not be allowed to have funerals in our church, but we can offer grave side celebrations and prayer. We will continue with drive-thru confessions, tomorrow at 10-11 and 4-5. Our food pantry will continue to open on Tuesday and Fridays, 9-11:45AM; they will be open on Good Friday. Next week is Holy Week and the staff who have been awesome in working alone but together and have answered a million and one needs, will be in only on Monday and Tuesday from 10-3.
A huge thanks to those of you who are sending in your weekly contributions, it’s not the most important thing I tend too, but I worry about how we can plod along without your help. Again, online giving is a huge help and whatever you can contribute, is a blessing. In the name of SMdP and SVdP, they too thank you for your monetary gifts to help those with real needs. Finally, a church road sign had this message: Jesus rode an ass into Jerusalem. KEEP YOURS AT HOME!
       You are missed but always in my poor prayers.
                                                                 Fr. Jude Michael