Welcome To Youth Group ONline!
A message from Father Rob:
After much thoughtful contemplation, discussion with our staff, and the recommendation of our Safety Committee, I write today to share my decision to temporarily suspend in-person services, starting Sunday, January 9th, and return to online worship services only for the month of January. I invite you to join us as we continue to worship together virtually with online services. Given how the Omicron variant has impacted how we now gather, we will closely monitor the pandemic trends in Orange County. It is my hope that we can safely resume in-person services next month.
sunday February 6 , 2022
adapt and overcome
Clear is Kind
There are many rumors, misunderstandings, and misinformation circling around. Establishing clear and direct communication with family and government agencies such as WHO and CDC can provide clear realities.
Unknowns can cause fear and confusion. They can trigger underlying emotions that we were unaware of in ourselves.
People respond differently to being scared ( fight, flight, freeze, or fawn) and without proper knowledge sometime we prepare on the extreme side (Arguments/ hoarding in markets)
Different responses such as anger and frustration can also been seen from closures or cancelling certain activities (school events, sports, ie.)
These negative emotions provide us the opportunity to practice empathy. “Empathy is connecting to the emotions that underpin an experience” As our community needs us most in protecting the vulnerable; We can all do our part together when we set aside our own understanding about what we can or can't do and embrace that we are here in the world interconnected with many layers of relationships around us.
Make a List.......
Of the meaningful relationships in your life
Then look to the right for an activity using this list :)
**If Nothing Goes Right... Go Left
Lets have Fun
Don't compare. Comparison is the thief of joy. Social media is a culprit. No one can be you, the way you can, That’s God’s gift to you
Be Present. Have communications with those around you. Find interesting facts about them
Talk about your feelings. You are not alone. This is such an important life skill and integral to managing stressors
Review your list of meaningful relationships. Pick a few people to send an email or phone call to and let them know why they are important to you :)
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