In a March 17 recording for the Diocese’s podcast, Catching the Word, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., reminds his flock that God is always present among us, and is particularly “close to the poor, the sick and the suffering.”
Acknowledging the sacrifices and crosses “that bear down on us now” in the midst of the coronavirus crisis and the need to suspend Masses, Bishop O’Connell states, “We must pick up that cross and carry it, if only for a short while.”
The Bishop adds, “We will rise from this adversity, purified and ready to receive him again.”
Click here to listen to the podcast. A transcript of this message is available in English and Spanish.