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Friday, March 20, 2020

St Patrick Pray For Us

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St Patrick Pray For Us

We have cancelled the three events we were planning to celebrate our Patron Saint (along with all other public events), but I thank our choirs, cantors and musicians for making our liturgical celebrations a little more special to commemorate our Patron Saint last Sunday. I especially enjoyed the prelude concert at the 11:30 AM Mass.

On the actual day of St Patrick Day, Tuesday, March 17th, I was originally planning to watch the movie, I am Patrick, depicting the life of our Patron Saint, but AMC theaters were closed. Yet, thanks to Barb Mossinghoff, our secretary I walked all day wearing a necklace of small, clover leaves blinking with green lights. Since Covid-19 may at first be asymptomatic, as a precaution to protect others, I also wore an N95 face mask I had from the Fall, when some parishioners and I were digging a french drain in the basement.

By the way, with all the rain we have had this past week, the french drain continues to be working! There is only one very small area where water still surfaces through the concrete floor, but it does not even form a puddle. Before we made the french drain, the basement used to flood every year during Winter and only dry out during the Summer.

I am submitting this column, on Wednesday, so I don’t know what our life in San Diego will be like by the time you may read the bulletin on Sunday. Every day new precautionary measures are in place, to God willing stop the spread of COVID-19. Please let us know if you are a senior with restricted mobility and running out of food or another necessity, and we will reach out to other parishioners who may be able to supply those needs. Thank you to those of you who have let me know you’re available and willing to help out our senior parishioners.

Let us remain united in prayer for all those affected around the world, and for safety and protection in our community.

God bless, Fr. Carlos, OSA

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