COVID-19 Update #6
Monday, March 16 | 8:05 PM
This evening, the diocesan administrator, Bishop Joel Konzen, announced that public Masses in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are suspended through Sunday, April 5.
Given the CDC's guidelines banning events with 50 people or more for 8 weeks, we should expect that the suspension will be extended at some point in the future. Please be assured that as pastor at Most Blessed Sacrament, I will heed the CDC's recommendations for the sake of community health.
While the uncertainty we face together is disruptive, we remain a parish family.
On the evening of Tuesday, March 17, the parish staff, Deacon Toca and I will meet in a conference call. We will discuss a number of matters, including the inspirations and commitments that have already emanated from our beloved parish family. I look forward to reporting to you how we will begin reconnecting in new ways and reaching out to those with a variety of needs.
In the meantime, I invite you to brainstorm on the various ways you believe you may be called to connect, encourage and support your sisters and brothers. As we move forward, every voice and vision will be needed.
Also, if you have any needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for you.
One last note. On Saturday evening I celebrated a private Mass in our chapel for the Third Sunday of Lent. The sun was setting. The lights were dim. Altar candles were lit. I was alone...but I really wasn't. I celebrated that private Mass for you -- for us. I celebrated the Eucharist in communion with you and our global Catholic Church. Your faces and stories filled my heart.
Indeed, absence makes the heart grow fonder.
I am praying for you. Please pray for me.
In the Lord,
Father Desmond Drummer