“What has the pandemic meant to you, either what you learned or how your faith has helped you get through it?”

This pandemic has been stressful on us all, yet, I find that it has taught us to work together. Despite the divides I have seen in communities that have differing opinions, the people that I know personally in my life I have found to have changed for the better. Families are closer, friends reach out more often to ask how you are doing, the workplaces have seen the need for working at home and in turn that has become a blessing so that children can be with their parents working right alongside them on school with remote learning.

For me, I started the pandemic with pregnancy. It was pretty miserable but in the end I can now have something in my future to compare it to. If I have a difficult cross to bear, I can remind myself that it was not as bad as 2020 and get through it a little easier knowing that God has gotten me through much worse times.

This pandemic is a life lesson that was much needed by all.

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” (Philippians 4:6)


Pax Christi

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Sarah.jpgSarah Connery has served Holy Trinity Catholic Parish as the Senior Accounting Assistant and Virtus Administrator in the Business Office for several years. She and her husband, Alex and two children - Max and Maddie - reside in Lockport, IL.

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