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COVID-19: One Year Later


It’s been a little more than a year since the world became aware of the looming COVID-19 pandemic. But this is just about one year since turmoil and chaos began to reign everywhere. It’s been a year that no one would ever want to repeat. There are signs that things are heading in the right direction. But there are also signs that many of the consequences of the pandemic will be with us for a long time – perhaps for good. What has this year been like for you? Have you had COVID-19? Do you know anyone who has? Has anyone you know died of the virus? What impact has it had on your life, your family, your work, your ability to function as you had been prior to the outbreak? How do you think those responsible for guiding us through the pandemic have done? Where do you see things going in the near and distant future? Have you received, or are you planning to receive the vaccine? This promises to be an impactful conversation, and we encourage you to join us with your take.

3 thoughts on “COVID-19: One Year Later

  1. Dear Jerry & Debbie,
    My husband & I registered to get our vaccine on Saturday. After our registration the announcement came out from the US Catholic Bishops to urge us not to take this vaccine. We are very torn. At first I wanted to back out, David was against that and after both of our strong dedicated prayers I am leaning towards going through with it. I do not want to put us on a path of intentional sin. I am confused.
    David will respect my decision. We both have elderly parents and I feel getting vaccinated in one shot is in our best interest. Can you speak to this topic this week as many of the clinics are this weekend? Many thanks and you are in my daily prayers 🙏🏼❤️


  2. Year of St Joseph, and pilgrimage of Pope Francis:
    Hail Mary full of grace, the LORD is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
    Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven, and St. Joseph, pray for Pope Francis, and pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen


  3. When the pandemic first arrived to the states, I was very scared and worried. On my mom’s side of the family, she had almost a whole family pass away due to the virus. To make matters worse, I had not been able to see my parents since December and it added to my anxieties. It was very hard for me and I became very depressed. I held on to God and faith to pull through. It was difficult but I came out of my depression. I saw everything in a different light, I believed God’s plan in all this is to create unity, a sense of fraternity for all of us and to strengthen our faith. It is frustrating to have seen people protest the mask mandates and rebel against the lockdowns. How selfish are people to not care about anyone else’s safety but focus on their own inconveniences? I pray every day for God to soften those hardened hearts and to make everyone be a better brother to one another.


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