The last time I felt this degree of disruption and uncertainty in ministry was the arson incident in Fall 2012 and its fallout. We were out of our building for some weeks and didn’t get back in for Mass for more than half a year. We continued to meet and worship in alternate places. But the news of no Masses is merely part of a larger picture in the world.
Off to the parish after the young miss’s drop-off to work. How does a Church continue when Mass is not celebrated? What challenges lie ahead? Do we find new ways or do we atrophy and accept the loss that will come if we remain inactive?