Week Six: Archbishop’s Pastoral Parish visits
ST GREGORY’S PARISH QUEANBEYAN
During the coronavirus lockdown, like many other parishes, we have found ourselves on the hop and having to think on the run. Our main priority was looking after our church community and, in particular, our elderly and vulnerable people. Taking communion to their homes was extremely important to them and having face-to-face (social distancing) contact with Fr Troy kept their faith strong.
During this time, we updated contact details for existing parishioners, and were able to connect and make contact with new people in our faith community.
The office staff have worked through this difficult and challenging time. They staff had a lot more verbal
contact with parishioners, who called for a chat and expressed their disappointment at not being able to attend Mass. Likewise, staff at St Gregory’s Primary School did a fantastic job keeping students focussed as best they could.
This year has been a challenging time for all. So as we slowly come home to our faith community, it is wonderful to see each other again and to catch up on how everyone has dealt with all that has happened.
Such a wonderful caring parish, to make sure the the elderly and vunerable saw the loving face of Christ in the caring parishioners. The gift of Ron’s beautiful picture to the Archbishop was so kind.Thank you for sharing your story. You are truely Blessed.