LET’S ZOOM


Speaking of echoing that yes, here’s a thought: would anyone be interested in a zoom gathering? Just a kind of get-together and check-in during these challenging quarantine times.

I myself have historically been VEHEMENTLY opposed to all forms of online video communication and until two weeks ago had never once in my life Skyped or Face-Timed.

But because of the self-quarantine, all the meetings I usually attend several times a week have switched to zoom.

Which in case you don’t know, is a program/platform that’s super easy to install on your laptop or phone, is also easy to use, and because it works through wifi, is free. People from all over the world can participate.

The writing workshop I’m hosting at the moment has switched over to zoom, and though a small group, is working fine.

If you like, I can provide the basics of how to navigate.

I could maybe kick it off with a homely reflection of some kind and then whoever felt moved to could share for a few minutes: how and where you are; insights, reflections, a story.

To share our experience, strength and hope is Eucharistic.

I’m game if you are. Let me know what you think!


From a piece today in Angelus News entitled “Pope Prays for Media Helping People Endure Isolation:”

“Christian identity is not a card that says, ‘I am a Christian,’ an identity card. No! It is discipleship. If you remain in the Lord, in the word of the Lord, in the life of the Lord, you will be a disciple.”

Being a disciple, Pope Francis said, means being a free person who is “guided by the spirit” and “never subject to ideologies, to doctrines within Christian life, doctrines that can be debated.”

“May the Lord make us understand this which is not easy because the doctors of the law did not understand it; one does not understand it only with the head,” he said. “One understands with the head and the heart, this wisdom of the anointing of the Holy Spirit that makes us disciples.”

16 Replies to “LET’S ZOOM”

  1. Sure! We are using Zoom for our Ignatian Lenten retreat group. In a strange way it feels more intimate than meeting in our small groups, I think in part because there are only 6 of us but I am glad we did it instead of doing nothing.

  2. Yes! I would like to participate in a Zoom group. We are using Zoom for staff meetings at the Catholic school where I work.

  3. maria granr says: Reply

    Great Idea!!

  4. Yvette Seydoux says: Reply

    Yes, please! It would be nice to see you.

  5. Laurel Willis says: Reply

    I would like to join the group you spoke of. I have a laptop, with no camera, which I don’t mind. It is Apple so I have FaceTime, How should I join? I belong to Facebook but nothing else, except twitter. I don’t know how to proceed.

  6. I would join, too, even if I have to set my alarm clock! 😀

  7. Elizabeth Acciani says: Reply

    I’m game!

  8. Dianna Hannigan says: Reply

    I live in the mountains with poor (slow) internet reception, but would love to give it a try. Always a blessing to hear from you Heather!

  9. mahilliard2017 says: Reply

    Let’s do it!

  10. I would love to!

  11. I may be late to the party but YES I would like to participate.

  12. HEATHER KING says: Reply

    Okay folks, sounds like a time! Here we go:

    HEATHER KING is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Topic: HEATHER KING’s HOLY WEEK Zoom Meeting
    Time: Apr 6, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/573428264
    Meeting ID: 573 428 264

    Just download zoom onto your laptop or phone, follow the prompts, then next Monday at 1 PST, paste the above link in your browser (or go to zoom and enter the Meeting ID) and it’ll take you to the meeting. I can help once you’re there for those who are unfamiliar with zoom.

    Fun! Thanks and looking forward–

    BIG P.S. TO PROTECT AGAINST HACKERS, THE MEETING NOW REQUIRES A PW. EMAIL ME AT HDKING719@GMAIL.COM AND I’ll GET IT TO YOU. THANK YOU!

  13. I’d love to join you if there’s still room !

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Absolutely, Julie! No limit on the number of people who can join, though my guess is that it will be nice and intimate…thank you!

  14. Elizabeth puccio says: Reply

    Could I join ? I am new to this

    1. Of course, Elizabeth–you sent two emails, one of which has been repeatedly returned as mailer daemon. I’ll put this one on the list for next time–

I WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS!