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Campus Life during COVID-19


The last time that we worshiped inside the chapel was March 8, 2020.  It has now been more than a full year since we've been able to gather in our familiar space to worship God and enjoy our communal life together.  At the time when in-person services were suspended, we could never have imagined that we would still be living with pandemic restrictions a year later.  I think it's a good thing we had no idea how long this would last; it might have been too much for us to handle at the time.


Now we are seeing increasingly more people being vaccinated week by week.  There is light on the horizon, and it is getting steadily brighter, announcing the approaching dawn.  This is NOT a time to let down our guard.  We are currently in a race between vaccinations and viral variants.  We can't let the more virulent variants become widespread before we are able to vaccinate the bulk of our population.  Just a few months more and life should begin to look a lot more normal.


Over the course of this past year I have felt particular compassion for students, most especially new students.  This time has been hard on all of us, but at least returning students have a circle of friends to hang out with.  It's been a really challenging environment for new students (first-years and transfers) to get to know people and establish friendships.  Hang in there!  We have every reason to expect that next fall term will offer the college life that you all long for and deserve.





Elizabeth Hoeveler on 04-03-2021 at 11:51 AM
PS. Are you still working with
the Miami Rescue Mission and/or Nicaragua?
I'd like to donate. Happy Easter! Betsy
Elizabeth Hoeveler on 04-03-2021 at 11:49 AM
Hi, Father Frank! Still thinking about ya!
God Bless You and Yours. Elizabeth (Betsy)
Joe Rulison on 03-07-2021 at 7:10 PM
Frank - just reaching out to say hello. Karen and I were just talking about you and Deb - hope all is well. Time has surely passed by - joe
Frank OtmondHappy to see you are still at it. Bles on 11-09-2020 at 7:05 PM
Happy to see you are fully engaged in God’s work.
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