Deacon Dave had a Hip Replacement in late February. The Hip Surgery was successful however while in the hospital there were other complications. Within less than two weeks after the first surgery the Deacon had emergency surgery on another unexpected issue.
We are happy to say that Deacon Dave is home and recovering at a good pace. He misses the parishioners at St. Michael Parish and misses his family and friends.
The Pandemic that seemed to close the world:
Who would have thought that our churches and other gathering places would be closed? Streets deserted, stores and businesses closed, sporting events canceled, Historic Livermore Rodeo canceled, schools closed, self-shelter at our homes, grocery stores with controlled entry and empty shelves, and the world we know at a standstill.
Holy Week and Easter 2020 did not seem like other years. Creativity at our homes became the norm for activities. Families had to come together and face the challenge of the here and NOW!
We have learned to live with shortages of our favorite grocery products, we purchased what we could get at the available time. We saw some hording in panic certain products that everyone needed. We adjusted to wear face masks and stay a safe 6-foot distance from one another in public places. As a people facing a mammoth challenge, we are resilient in coming together in helping each other that are in need. In times like these we find out how strong we are in coming together. This pandemic will be defeated and go away giving way to stronger people who walked the walk.
Deacon Dave extends his blessing and prayers on the People of God as we journey and face daily challenges in this most difficult time.
Giant Holy Spirit Dove lighted above Deacon Dave’s home:
When the pandemic started to hit the U.S and in particularly California, the Deacon turned on the Giant Dove Holy Spirit light as a sign of Prayer, Peace and Hope against the virus. The famous lighted Dove has been a part of Deacon Dave’s Christmas Display for 25 plus years. Now it will remain lighted each night during the pandemic. Let us pray for an end to the Coronavirus and a return to normal life. One thing is certain, we have time to reflect on our many blessings which include the love of family and friends despite the Coronavirus.
Local small businesses’ hurting:
Please support our local small business. Many restaurants and other business provide take out and or phone orders. As much as possible we need to help and support these local business or some will not make it through these tough times.