In this Mass:
Lectors are Maggie John, Mike and Tacuk Martz, and Lala Hunt;
Deacon Joe Asuluk proclaims the Gospel in Yugtun and English;
Petitoners are Deacon Joe Asuluk, Lala Hunt, and Angie Morgan;
The Presider and homilist is Fr Mark Hoelsken, SJ
Sunday, 20 December
Tuesday, 15 December
Friday 11 December, 3pm
The hospital reports that Chuck’s condition is greatly improved. He is being moved from ICU into another bed. However, I have been unable to speak to him directly. I hope to talk to him tomorrow.
Wednesday, 9 December, 9pm
Reports from the hospital the last two days are nearly identical – Fr Chuck is continuing to improve, and he is requiring less oxygen. Thanks be to God!
Monday, 7 December, 3pm
Following on the lift we had yesterday with the news of some improvement in his condition, this may seem like a let down. It is a reminder to us that of course Fr Chuck is not out of the woods. His struggle is ongoing, as is our desire to give him support and encouragement in the best way we can. For most of us that means pouring our hearts into our prayers for him.
Some have asked about other possible means to communicate their love to him, for example to be allowed to visit him by phone or other means in order to sing for him and pray in his presence. Unfortunately the Covid protocols in place at the hospital do not allow for visitors, and the hospital staffs are presently under stress with patient loads which have them extremely over extended. This is the case especially in the ICU where Chuck is being treated. All of their energies are being directed to providing the best possible medical care for him and for others. It is unreasonable to ask them for more at this point.
As long as he remains in the ICU we are restricted by the protocols in place to guard and protect him. For now the best and only means of communicating with Chuck is to send cards and letters to his Jesuit residence where they will be held for him until it is safe and reasonable for him to receive them.
Once again, here is the best address to direct cards and letters to him:
Fr Chuck Peterson, SJ
Sacred Heart Jesuit Center
PO Box 128
Los Gatos, CA 95031-0128
God of all kindness and mercies, sustain him, we pray.
Sunday, 6 December, 3pm
Saturday, 5 December, 12pm:
Last night there was palpable disappointment shared among those who are united in prayer and hope for Fr Chuck’s recovery when the news came that he was declining and that he would not accept being on a ventilator.
However this morning there seems to be no significant change in his condition. All of us remain virtually linked by the arms of our steadfast prayers for his return to health.
May the merciful God sustain us.
Thursday, 3 December, 12pm:
News Bulletin / Mailing Address
* Those who wish to send him well wishes, please use his home address. (Above) Thank you!
Wednesday, 2 December, 11pm:
Jo Anne Peterson reported that Chuck is in good humor after she spoke with him earlier on Wednesday.
Wednesday, 2 December, 2pm:
Tuesday, 1 December, 2pm:
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