Dear Jornadistas, I am writing to keep you updated on the emerging and ever-changing situation with the Coronavirus. My first priority is always the health and safety of everyone in the Jornada family. As you see on the news, this situation changes with great frequency.
Out of an abundance of caution and in unity with the Diocese' Policy, it has been decided THAT ALL JORNADA EVENTS SCHEDULED ON THE CALENDAR ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Therefore, all Jornada retreats will be rescheduled with the same equipo serving. Caminata will not take place on Holy Saturday morning but once the city allows a large gathering, we will walk the streets of The Bronx praising God. Service day will be done. Fellowship will happen. And Wednesday Masses and Formation will continue. These events are not cancelled. They are postponed. Unfortunately I can not tell until when.
We will follow the advice of the appropriate authorities and hope to reschedule these events as soon as possible. Once we have received word that it is safe to reconvene, a new calendar of events will be distributed including dates of the postponed events.
It is essential that we speak with ONE VOICE at the Jornada Movement. Please ONLY take information from Fr. Kuroly. Please refrain from unsubstantiated rumors and misinformation. If it is about the Jornada Movement, you will ONLY hear it from Fr. Kuroly.
There are many questions that we all have. These questions go unanswered, not because I don't want to tell but because I don't know. I wish I have more information and once I do, I will be honest and transparent. The equipo base are working long and hard to continue making this year one of faith, hope and love. Together we can still have a successful year. I ask that we trust in God as we enter this difficult and uncertain time. I humbly ask that you also trust in me. I promise that all that I do is out of my love, not simply for a movement, but for you, my spiritual sons and daughters.
As requested by our Holy Father, please continue to actively pray for those who are ill and who are in the medical profession caring for the sick. Thank you for your cooperation, understanding, and patience during this difficult time. However, God never wastes time and always give us an opportunity to fulfill our mission as Jornadistas - namely youth evangelizing youth. In the world filled with fear, doubt and despair, they need your courage, dedication love and joy. Do not disappoint. Cristo cuenta con nosotros!
Father James A Kuroly
Who are we? Jornadas de Vida Cristiana is a Catholic Movement of Latino Youth and Young Adults whose mission is to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the youth of New York City.
¿Quién somos? Jornadas de Vida Cristiana es un movimiento de Jóvenes Adultos y Latinos Jóvenes con la misión de evangelizar a los jóvenes en toda la ciudad de Nueva York.
Join Us We first and foremost ask for your prayers for our movement. If you would like more information on how to join us, contact us today.