Coronavirus now in Winnipeg


Troubles and troubling
out of the blue
another two cases
taking the numbers to who knows
where do we go from here
no paper products to be had
any where food stuffs
empty in store shelves
two metres the measured space
At St Ignatius Church
parishioners scared
precise information scarce
decimated pews
absolute quarantine not used
no handshakes or hugs
only smiles and nods
do what we can
communion only in the hand
a devout brave few
give proper worship here
offering bread and wine
and trusting fear
to the loving God
always near.

Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ, is pastor of St. Ignatius parish in Winnipeg.

  • Philip Shano
    Posted at 09:01h, 16 March Reply

    Thanks Frank. This is calling us to a new way of being with one another

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 13:37h, 16 March Reply

    Thank you Frank!

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