It’s beginning to feel more like 2019 again. Schools are having after school activities, youth groups are having in person activities again, and families are making plans to gather for the holiday season. It really makes you feel good inside! The question some parishioners have is how are you welcoming us back who have been streaming Mass online? Here are some of the ideas we have heard from some parishes, and we think they are great!
It’s always exciting when we discover a new parish or diocese to follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. A couple of weeks ago I began to follow the Diocese of Syracuse on Twitter. They have a hashtag that they use called #CatholicFactsFriday. Some fun facts are that Michelangelo is the most famous and accomplished Catholic artist in history, or 15% of hospitals in the US are Catholic hospitals, or even that the Vatican is 108 acres. One #CatholicFactsFriday that made me stop and think was that Halloween has Catholic Roots. Needless to say, I did my homework and discovered that it is true!
The first full week of May brings Teacher Appreciation Week. Since it’s towards the end of the school year, it is a great time to reminisce and think about all the things that your teacher or teachers have done for their students. It does not matter if they are their grade school teacher, religious education teacher or an extra-curricular teacher. They all bring something to the classroom.