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Living These Days

Living These Days

by Judy Avery I sit at home, alone except for the dog and cat, and ponder the suggestion raised in St. Clare’s email posting: “We are encouraging members to contribute a reflection to be shared in our newsletter and on our website…” on how life is going during the pandemic.   I’ve read Katie’s piece on her life as a nurse and the lives of other medical personnel, and I have deep gratitude for the work they and other essential workers...

#StayHomeStaySafe

#StayHomeStaySafe

by Katie Oppenheim As most of you know, I am a nurse and President of the 6,000 member nurse’s union at UM.  Our members have stepped up to the plate in remarkable ways, in spite of the understandable fear and anxiety associated with caring for patients during this pandemic.  Beginning in mid-March absolutely everything changed at the hospital.  The Emergency Department was swamped with very, very sick patients.  Unfortunately, there has been a lot of death associated with this pandemic. ...

Being the Church

Being the Church

by Suzanne Di Piazza, Director of Children & Youth Ministries If this time of social distancing has reaffirmed anything for me it’s that the members of our church  know what ‘being church’ is. In case you hadn’t heard, I got a new knee on January 30. During my 6 week recuperation I received so much generosity from this community. People dropped off meals, sent cards and emails, or just called to see how I was. People who had had this same surgery offered medical equipment that that...