Ministry During Unprecedented Times - Pandemic 2020
These and so many other Salvatorian priests and brothers continue to minister through all ways and means possible, throughout the Pandemic of 2020. Safely providing meals for students, ministering in hospitals and nursing homes, offering reconciliation and spiritual direction via phone, bringing activities and celebrations as well as Masses to their congregations and the greater community through live streaming events. Blogging, sharing perspectives and hope through digital channels and continuing to bring the Gospel to all through these extraordinary and unprecedented times.
- Fr. Dennis Thiessen SDS
- Fr. Salvatore Ragusa SDS
- Fr. Mike Neeland SDS
- Fr. Mike Hoffman SDS
- Fr. Richard Driscoll SDS
- Fr. Glen Willis SDS
- Fr. Joe Lubrano SDS
- Fr. Bill Kelly SDS
- Fr. Roman Mueller SDS
- Fr. Joe Rodrigues SDS
- Fr. Tom Tureman SDS
- Fr. Paul Portland SDS
- Fr. Joe Jagodensky SDS
- Fr. Reed Mungovan SDS
- Retired & semi-retired Fathers
- Br. Silas Henderson SDS & Jordan Ministry
A message from Fr. Joe Lubrano (ministering in Huntsville, Alabama at St Joseph Catholic Community) to help give some perspective on what is going on around us today.
A Conversation between Society and God
Society: What about my plans?!
God: My plans for you are always better than your own. Don't worry. I'm going to work this all out for your good.
Society: We're not going to get anything done!
God: That's the point. You know how you keep spinning your wheels—always working, moving, doing—but never feeling satisfied? I've given you permission to stop. I've cleared your calendars for you! Your worth isn't tied to busyness or accomplishment. All you have to do is take care of each other.
Society: What does this all mean?
God: It means I'm in control. It means you are human and I am God. It means I've given you a wonderful opportunity to be the light in a dark world. It means you are going to learn to rely on me.
Society: What are we supposed to do when we can't leave our homes?
God: Rest. You are always so busy and overwhelmed, crying out to me, weary and exhausted. Can't you use a break from your fast-paced and over-scheduled lives? Go ahead and rest. Pray. Love your families. Be still and spend time with me.
Society: You mean we're supposed to stay home with our kids -- all day, every day?
God: Yes. And you're going to be just fine. This time together is a rare gift. The rush of daily life has come to a halt. Play games. Bake cookies. Work on projects you've never had the time for. Teach them kindness and grace. Show them how to endure difficult circumstances and steer them toward me.
Society: We better start hoarding anything we can get our hands on!
God: Prevention, yes. Precaution, yes. Preparedness, yes. But after that, it's time to put the needs of others before your own. When you see someone in need, help them. Offer up what you have. Do not worry about tomorrow! Haven't I always taken care of you? Now, go take care of someone else.
Society: Why is this happening?
God: To remind you that I'm in control. To bring your attention back to me.
Always in the Savior,
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Divine Savior, Orangevale, CA
Fr. Roman Mueller, SDS, Pastor; Fr. Marcel Emeh, SDS, Parochial Vicar
Florida Institute of Technology Catholic Campus Ministry
Fr. Mike Neeland, SDS, Director
Most Holy Trinity, Tucson, AZ
Fr. Tom Tureman, SDS, Pastor; Fr. Paul Wilkin, SDS, Assisting Minister
Mother of Good Counsel, Milwaukee, WI
Fr. Reed Mungovan, SDS, Pastor
Our Lady of Lourdes, Melbourne, FL
Fr. Octavio Trejo-Flores, SDS, Parochial Vicar; Fr. Doug Bailey, SDS, and Fr. David Bergner, SDS, Sacramental Ministers
Queen of the Apostles, Pewaukee, WI
Fr. Joe Jagodensky, SDS, Temporary Administrator
St. Joseph, Hunstville, AL
Fr. Joe Lubrano, SDS, Pastor
St. Margaret Mary, Milwaukee, WI
Fr. Patrick Nelson, Administrator
St. Mary of the Visitation, Huntsville, AL
Fr. Bill Kelly, SDS, Pastor
St. Pius X, Wauwatosa, WI
Fr. Paul Portland, SDS, Pastor
San Xavier del Bac Mission, AZ
Fr Bill Minkel, OFM, Pastor; Fr Paul Wilkin, SDS, Assisting Minister