Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we all have been undergoing uncomfortable times. All of us need to stay careful and vigilant. We are certain that COVID -19 will change our day to day lives. In my daily prayers and daily Masses that I conduct privately my intentions go out to each and every one of you.
Our churches are hereby closed and they are unable to fulfill their functions. This is a very sorrowful situation especially with the fact that this affects Lent and the Holy Week celebrations. Despite these trying times, strive to stay close to the Lord who is close to us. To the best of your capabilities, try to participate in Masses and the Holy Week celebrations through TV, the radio or the internet. The station, EWTN, and www.ocp.org will be a good source.
We know that some of you may be undergoing financial stress through lost or limited jobs. We are trying to help with Food Trucks, the next of which will take place on April 20th and May 11th. The Diocese of Joliet with an established emergency fund (email@example.com) can also be a source of support.
In this difficult time we count on your help. Until we are able to resume normal functions we ask you to support our parishes by sending your Sunday envelopes and donations by mail to our office: PO BOX 190, South Wilmington, IL 60474. Once received we will distribute the funds accordingly. We are also working to establish an option to donate online through Give Central. We are extremely grateful for any and all support.
I hope that everything will return to normal soon. Until then our main source of communication is our website: www.swkrcatholics.org.
I will keep you all in my prayers.
May God Bless you!
Fr. Stanley, Pastor