The spouse of an employee at The Shrines of Pittsburgh grouping has been tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus and is awaiting test results. Because parish staff work closely with parish priests, out of an abundance of caution, in-person Masses scheduled for this weekend at all churches in the grouping are canceled.
St. Francis of Assisi is often credited as saying, “Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” Deacon John Mayer’s college roommate quietly lived out this command, drawing Mayer to the Catholic faith and ultimately to the diaconate.
At this most critical time in the history of our country and our towns and cities, I ask that each one of you join with me as we focus on the absolute necessity of praying to God for guidance, courage and the vision that tears down walls and helps to build bridges.