Thursday, August 20, 2020

Good day to you!

The lazy hazy days of summer are beginning to wind down and the gear up is beginning for the fall.  However, Autumn 2020 will be unlikely any other fall in recent memory. We’re usually planning to return to our normal routines after some rest and relaxation. We’re usually thinking about getting back into some of the activities that shut down for the summer. We’re usually doing ‘back-to-school’ shopping, even if we don’t have kids going back to classroom. But this year is different. This year the Covid Pandemic has radically altered our usual plans. Many of us, me included, were hoping against hope that this Covid-thing would be done by the fall and we could *finally* get back to normal. Unfortunately, that is not to be, at least not right away.

Churches, synagogues, temples and other places of worship are slowly and carefully re-opening for in-person worship.  Here at St. Matt’s we’re working towards this too. We are revamping our protocols and re-configuring our worship space to allow for physical distancing and webcasting and we’re just about ready to invite you back into the building. Please, if you aren’t already on our email list, please be in touch with our parish administrator so that you can get up-to-date info (office@stmatthewburlington.ca).

The Covid situation continues to be hard on families across our region, if you or someone you know is in urgent need, please call the parish office and we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.