How are you doing this week? It does seem like it is getting better every day, but we still need to be careful.

There were a few more people last Sunday but still many more could have attended safely. I think this will be the last week I will ask you to send an email informing me if you are coming. Next week, we will probably move into phase 2 and will have room for many more people.

So, if you are coming, send send an email to yes@ourladyofmercy.info

and let me know how many people will be coming.

Alex continues to improve the quality of the streaming. Our choir members will be singing via recordings made especially for the Mass. Give us another chance next Sunday, just click the link at
www.ourladyofmercy.info

I have attached the Sunday worship aids for those who might enjoy them. By the way, it is the feast of the Holy Trinity.

Bridget has asked us to remember her Aunt Sarah who passed away, and she even wrote a little bit about how special she was:

“Zia Fini” passed away peacefully this past 4th of May. She was a grande lady whose strength and stamina served as a fine example for us all. On a personal note, my Aunt Sarah served as chaperone for my first tour of Spain back in the spring of 1975; a witness to what would be the prologue to my Iberian/American future. I am fortunate to be the niece of such a fine woman and proud to share in her legacy as a figurehead of fortitude, sacrifice and love.

May Sarah rest in peace.

For those of you who are my age or older, you may enjoy this senior moment.

That’s all for now. I pray God is blessing you and keeping you strong.,
Fr. Ron


Leg Trouble

This is something that happened at an assisted living center. The people who lived there have small apartments but they all eat at a central cafeteria. One morning one of the residents didn’t show up for breakfast, so my wife went upstairs and knocked on his door to see if everything was OK. She could hear him through the door, and he said that he was running late and would be down shortly. So she went back to the dining area.

An hour later he still hadn’t arrived. So she went back up towards his room, and she found him on the stairs. He was coming down the stairs, but was having a hard time. He had a death grip on the handrail and seemed to have trouble getting his legs to work right. She told him she was going to call an ambulance, but he told her no, he wasn’t in any pain and just wanted to have his breakfast. So she helped him the rest of the way down the stairs, and he had his breakfast.

When he tried to return to his room he was completely unable to get up even the first step, so they called an ambulance for him. A couple hours later she called the hospital to see how he was doing. The receptionist there said he was fine, he just had both of his legs in one leg of his boxer shorts.

 

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