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March 23, Pastoral Center Closed

A Message from John Straub, Chancellor, March 23, 2020:

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during these difficult and unprecedented times. We have been following the situation closely as directives come from both the state and federal levels in order to provide informed and timely guidance to you. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all continue to stay informed.

In accordance with today’s order from Governor Baker directing all non-essential businesses and organizations to close their physical workplaces, the Pastoral Center will close effective Tuesday, March 24th at noon.

Please continue to work with your supervisor to arrange to work remotely from home.  Our IT team has a number of options available to facilitate remote work, including the ability to work from home on non-RCAB desktops.

In addition, at this time it is the Cardinal’s wish that we continue to pay Pastoral Center staff their regular pay, both full time and part time, on the March 20th and April 3rd pay dates.  This would apply to salaried as well as hourly staff.

Detailed information for completing timecards this week in TimeClock Plus, will be sent out shortly.

In the interim we continue to monitor information released through the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, and Federal and State legislative bodies regarding possible offers of assistance to religious institutions and their employees.

We will provide updates and further guidance as information becomes available. Thank you for all that you are doing in support of Christ’s Church through this uncertain and difficult time.