Needless to say, this Easter will be unlike any other. Holy Week is about the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ — suffering and death that is transformed into new life. There has been no shortage of suffering and death during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prolonged social distancing can make the next chapter seem far off.
In the midst of this, there is still much good to be recognized. I want to thank the staff and volunteers who have kept our food pantries, help phone lines and other programs up and running. I also want to thank the many donors who have generously responded to the growing need for these services. While we will not gather in person to celebrate this week, I am encouraged by how our communities have come together in other ways.
Our team and supporters are truly a source of strength to draw on during this difficult time. Stay safe and healthy. May the grace and blessings of the risen Jesus be with you.
Monsignor Kevin Sullivan
P.S. As a provider of essential services, Catholic Charities is still open. Please consider giving to help us meet our neighbors’ needs today.