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Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Letter for the September 13, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

If this hadn't been such a year for surprises and changes we would be getting ready for the pilgrimage journey to the Holy Land. It had been originally planned for mid-October 2020.  I spoke with the tour coordinator this past week and we are still hoping for and planning on ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the September 6, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Thank you very much for all of the birthday greetings I have received this week.  It’s enjoyable to me to share this birthday week with others, including Pat Farley, our DRE, on September 6th and Fr. Bob, on September 9th.  Happy Birthday to them as well! 

 

As you ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 30, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Should we emphasize that we have “accomplished” just about 8 full months of the Year 2020 or that there are only 4 months to go?!  We ask the Lord that we truly will be better people from having faced these exceptional times, buoyed as always both by the wonderful ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 23, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

I have been encouraged this week to see that the statewide coronavirus numbers associated with hospitalizations has declined over these past 10 days so that the total numbers in hospitals with COVID-19 is under 900, in ICUs is under 300 and needing ventilators is under 200.  Here in Guernsey ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 16, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

If you’re in St. Benedict Church in the near future, you might notice a different scent in the air.  We had been using Pine Sol and another cleaner called, Fabuloso, to keep the surfaces inside thoroughly sanitized.  I had jokingly referred to our churches as “St. Benedict of the ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 9, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

As many of us enjoy doing spring cleaning and sprucing up our living environments, you can see that we’re very much in the midst of a number of summer fix-up projects around our church campuses. 

Two of the three parking lots around St. Benedict Church have been resurfaced and ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 2, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Because it has happened several times over these past few months, it is clear that in order to try to stop text messages and email messages supposedly from me, especially asking for your generosity by buying gift cards or money cards, I will need to either change my main ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the July 26, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Now that we’ve hit the 90-case mark here in Guernsey County, I would especially value your feedback about how we are doing as a parish with keeping our buildings and church campuses sanitized and with clean air.  It is likewise encouraging to see that at least 68 of those ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the July 19, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

This might be largely an echo of last week’s bulletin. In part, we seem so close to either progressing toward slowing down the spread of COVID-19 or returning to some degree of the lockdown situation.  In his address on Wednesday evening you could tell that Governor DeWine so strongly ... Read More »

Pastor' Letter for the July 12, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

With the numbers of COVID-19 cases increasing especially with a relative surge locally, we would all benefit from having the mentality that the various good hygiene practices we’ve been observing over these several months have been to prepare us for now.  Now is when we especially need to be ... Read More »