Pastoral Letter to Holy Trinity Parish
Greetings Holy Trinity family,
Much has transpired in the last 48 hours regarding the coronavirus outbreak which is affecting the entire world: travel bans have been imposed by our President, certain areas of the country are on increased lockdown, several area universities (Michigan State, University of Michigan, Purdue University, among others) have announced they are switching their instruction to online rather than allowing students to return from spring break. Our own Hillsdale College has pushed back the start of classes after spring break from this Monday to the following Wednesday to allow professors time to move their courses to online delivery to accommodate students who don’t want to return, though as yet we expect most students will come back. In some cases, even some churches have postponed their services, or offered dramatic changes to how they are offered. Cardinal Dolan recently put a rapid stop to the passing of the peace at a Mass at which he was presiding!
All of these developments are rather worrisome for many. Here is what I suggest as your pastor:
Here are some of the things Holy Trinity is doing about the virus:
Further, please consult these recent guidelines from our diocese and national church:
If you miss church and would like a pastoral visitation, with or without Communion, please reach out to me or Fr. Tim.
Offer yourselves to God, and he will care for you. Peace be with you, friends.
Blessings in Jesus,
Rev. Adam D. Rick, Th.M.
Rector, Holy Trinity Parish
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Fr. Adam Rick
A prayerbook Christian with a patristic twist.