SUMMER EDITION 2020
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The quarterly newsletter for Assumption BVM Church

SUMMER EDITION 2020

A message from Father Mike…

Dear ABVM Family,

As we have experienced life since mid-March, some words well describe our present reality like “social distancing”, “COVID-19”, “Corona Virus Task Force”, live-stream Masses, and the like. While the unprecedented reality of COVID-19 is undeniable, can we not find some media-circulated encouragement in Governor Wolf’s considering particular standards for a return to something of what we had been used to before mid- March? I cannot deny how different daily life may be beyond the pandemic, as we may see in time. I am always encouraged by you and your generosity to our parish; “generosity” is a fitting word for ABVM! So many have offered to help needy families in our parish in a variety of ways; donations to our food pantry have been delivered; many are contributing to our parish despite the suspension of public Masses. I feel so bad about your missing Holy Communion, and ask that we all pray for our return to public Masses as soon as possible. We pray for an end to the pandemic, recovery for all who are ill, eternal rest for all who have died, good health for our health care providers and all who are on the front lines in their work, and national recovery. While the unprecedented hardships imposed by COVID-19 are real, remember we believe Jesus has really conquered death by His Resurrection. We will arise and continue to experience a future full of hope.

Peace and love,

Fr. Mike