Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings to you all as we begin a new month! In twenty one days summer will be over and we will soon see leaves changing colors. It would be nice to be in the North Carolina mountains at that time but the coronavirus makes it complicated.

We learned during this pandemic that we need to adjust with whatever happens hoping that we and our loved ones will be fine.  In other words, we are riding out the continuous wave of uncertainty as positively as possible.

We must avert our attention to happy things in life like art, music, reading, cooking, golfing, exercising, gardening, woodworking, sewing and crafts or boating. Drinking a favorite beverage makes our living pleasant as well. I personally like Turkish coffee I was taught to make in the Middle East. Also I like flavored coffee such as almond amaretto, orange and Hawaiian, hazelnut.

Restructuring the focus of our lives especially at this time of quasi normalcy lessens our Covid-19 worries.

I hope and pray that this week will be spiritually blessed and stress free for everyone.

Before I forget, Happy Labor Day!

With prayers,
Fr. Ryszard