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Posts Tagged ‘pandemic’



Where Waiting in Line Outside the Grocery Store and “Everyday Holiness” Meet

Have you shopped for groceries during the pandemic? At least in New Jersey, the experience goes something like this: Carefully devise your grocery list to avoid a return trip for as long as possible, drive-off and then turn around because you forgot your mask, and finally arrive at the grocery ...
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New Ways of Sharing Our Faith

The current pandemic has definitely challenged all of us to adapt our expressions of faith in new ways.   At my parish—the Church of the Holy Eucharist in Tabernacle, New Jersey—a group of men get together for overnight adoration every Holy Thursday evening/Good Friday morning. We pick a time, usually 3 ...
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Time at Home

The other day, a friend of mine and I said the Divine Mercy Chaplet together over the phone as we prayed for her relative who is in the hospital. It took only a few minutes, but it got me thinking about creative uses of at-home time.   Wouldn’t it be a ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer. A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 2:42-47)   Most scripture scholars and our Christian tradition identify Luke, the disciple of Paul, as ...
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A New Easter

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. Holy Week is exhausting for me as a church musician, and when I add in my family traditions, it leaves me utterly wiped out. I sleep through much of Easter Monday, and yet I love every moment of it. This year ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

We cannot attend Easter Sunday Mass this year, but we still can celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ by reading, reflecting on, and praying with scripture. Read and reflect on the passages for today’s Mass and the commentaries by Bill Ayres. If you in a household with others, take turns ...
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