Rev. Matthew Mirabile
Clericus Focuses on Mission, and Membership
Updated: Mar 26, 2020
Just before the CoronaVirus barged into our lives, crashed the economy and sent everybody home the clergy of the diocese of the Northeast gathered for Clericus at the Genesis Spiritual Life Center in Westfield, Massachusetts.
The focus of the clericus was somewhat overtaken by the Coronavirus, causing many clergy to cancel or limit their involvement. We discussed our response to the coronavirus at great length. Though we acknowledged the need to observe the health guidelines as presented by the Centers for Disease Control (and we practiced sacred “elbow bumps” for good measure), we also recognized the necessity of providing healthy pastoral care to God's people. How that is practiced in each parish is left to the able leadership of our clergy. I give thanks for the dedicated clergy in our diocese, men who seek to care for their flocks with love and a great commitment to God's service.