Dear Parishioners,
These are certainly uncharted times but hopefully, with a healthy bit of caution, we can keep ourselves, our families, and one another healthy.  
WE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED BY BISHOP FOYS THAT ALL PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF THE MASS AND SACRAMENTS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
EFFECTIVE FRIDAY March 20, THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR TWO WEEKS.  We will advise you on the hours it will be open after that when we can.
Our school is closed through March 27th as well.  Students have been given assignments that they are to do at home and the teachers are available each day from 8:00 to 11:00 to answer questions via email.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  1. First and foremost, PRAY.  
  2. Pat Seuberling (pseuberling@saint-timothy.org) is organizing people to reach out to the elderly and health compromised members of our parish who might need help with getting groceries and the like.  If you are comfortable doing that with the proper precautions, please contact her.
  3. There’s no need to panic but please take this situation seriously.  You may not be sick and perhaps don’t know anyone who is, but that is not an excuse for lethargy.  Italy, which did not take the virus as seriously as they did in China, is about to overtake China in number of deaths from the virus.  Read the linked article if you want to read how bad it can get.  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/every-day-you-lose-the-contagion-gets-worse-lessons-from-italys-hospital-meltdown/ar-BB11joY1?ocid=spartandhp

John Baumann, the seminarian who was with us this summer, will be with us for the rest of the school year as the seminary has closed (classes online.)  Some of you have kindly asked after our health and our needs; John, Fr. Britton and I are all doing well.  If you need anything from us, especially if you are sick and in need of prayers, please let us know.
God’s Blessings and Good Health,
Fr. Rick