This certainly is going to be a challenging beginning of a new school year. With on-line sessions our children are going to continue to miss their personal interaction with their classmates. Parents are wondering how they are going to balance the need to guide their children’s learning with their own work schedule. And teachers wonder whether they and their students have the resources to make it all happen. Our parish faith formation will also be making adjustments. This time of COVID-19 calls for patience, courage, and adaptability. May the Lord bless us all as we proceed. We are not along on this journey. May we trust that at the end of this ordeal we all will be the stronger.