To the Parishioners of St. Peters,

This is a stressful time for all of us. What are the right steps to take to stay well; what do I do if I get sick? I’ve attached some accurate recommendations for both these questions. They are both taken from the Center for Disease Control page, with updates from the last 1-2 days.  Practice Social distancing and the most important, wash those hands! It’s Ok to take a little walk or go out on your porch or patio, weather permitting.It’s good for you in so many ways. 

If there are medical questions about your own health with the Corona virus, your Physician’s office should be your first call. They will screen you with some questions and be able to advise you.  If you are having problems securing food, medications, or feel the stress of isolation, please call me. I will be happy to speak with you and refer you to an agency or service, if necessary. Call or email, 716-870-2807 or

I am Thankful for our ability to stay in touch and community.

Shalom and God Bless,
Lois Tripp, RN

Additional Information

  COVID-19 Fact Sheet

COVID Prayer

Dear Lord,

We seek Your wisdom daily. Be with people making decisions that affect the lives and futures of our families, communities, countries, and the wider world. Inspire and invigorate people developing better tests to diagnose the virus, vaccines to prevent it, and protocols and communication to eliminate the disease’s spread. May truth and empathy be the touchstones of people setting policies for our protection.  

Jesus, during Your ministry on Earth You showed Your power and caring by healing people of all ages and stations of life from physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. Be present now to people who need Your loving touch because of COVID-19. May they feel Your power of healing through the care of doctors and nurses.

Take away the fear, anxiety, and feelings of isolation from people receiving treatment or under quarantine. Give them a sense of purpose in pursuing health and protecting others from exposure to the disease. Protect their families and friends and bring peace to all who love them. 

Pray for people at higher risk of developing the disease. Dear Lord, we lift to You our concern for people who are more likely than others to become severely ill from COVID-19 — the elderly and people with chronic health conditions. Protect them from harm and be their comfort in this time of uncertainty.