Good morning St. Patrick Alumni Family and Friends. It has been 85 long days since we have all been able to be together. We have had a lot of circumstance that have happened in those 85 days. We were not able to be together for our St. Patrick Day Event, We were not able to share the holiest time of year together and we lost some dear friends during this tragic situation. It has been a very difficult time for everyone. When we last emailed everyone the State of New York had 173 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 as it stands today there has been 350,121 positive cases of COVID-19 and 22,619 deaths. Some will argue this totals. Saying that they were not all COVID-19 deaths that these individuals had underling conditions that caused their deaths and that it is all a political game. The fact is there were 22,619 souls taken from us during these 85 days whether or not it was linked to the virus the fact is these souls all died alone and with out their love ones. The families and friends did not get to say good bye. These souls did not have the send off that they deserved. It is now time we put all our opinions aside and pray for all the lost souls that have been taken from us and we pray that this nation can put all its difference aside to help all in need. Please know that we are thinking of all of you and you are all in our prayers and thoughts. If anyone is in need of help you can always reach out to Catholic Charities of The Diocese of Albany. We have provided a link below. Once you click on the link scroll to the bottom and click on the county you live in. Catholic Charities help with Food & Nutrition, General Help and emergency Assistance, Shelter & Low income Housing, Substance Abuse Prevention, Children & Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Service for Seniors and much more.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
40 N. Main Ave.,
Albany, NY 12203
PH: (518) 4536650 | FX: (518) 4536792
We will continue to monitor the situation but for now we will not be having any services until July 12th. this is suppose to be our annual picnic. There are many factors that will be consider in whether or not we will be able to have the picnic. One main factor is if the State allows gatherings of more than 10 people. The other factor is if the venue opens for business with gatherings. Right now we are still planning to have it but we will not jeopardize anyone's health or safety.
We will continue to keep everyone updated on the situation as things unfold, so please make sure to check for updates VIA email, website http://www.stpatrickstroy.org/ , facebook pages, Community of St. Patrick's Church of Troy, NY and/or The Community of St. Patrick's Troy, New York. Please see below some tips below to prevent illness. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and our strength. An ever present help in times of trouble. God Bless and have a great week we can not wait to see everyone again. Father Dave Jones and St. Patrick Alumni Committee.
Tips in helping to avoid the spread of Illness:
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.