As my parish attempts to apply diocesan guidance, safety, common sense, and all with an eye to a partial reopening for Mass, my writing here may be less regular over the next few weeks. Some aspects have resurfaced:
- No fewer than four engaged couples have been in touch this week. Two grooms, two brides speaking for another four fiancés. They are obviously watching what we’re doing, and not from empty pews.
- All liturgical ministers (and there are some, though not as many as before) have lots of new procedures. (Many more than before.)
- Stress behind the scenes continues. Sometimes guidelines are slow to be forthcoming, and something things change from one day to the next. Not an easy time for pastors and church staffs.