When Rev. Harrison Ayre looks back on 2020 and the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the phrase that immediately comes to his mind is ‘dazed and confused.’
“I look back and I think to myself, ‘Oh, I could have put [that] more pastorally here and there,’” Father Ayre said. “But I’m also quite forgiving of myself in that regard because I think we were just all dazed and confused and no one knew what to do, because virtually everyone has no experience with a worldwide pandemic to base this off of.”
Ayre is a priest of the Diocese of Victoria, and co-host of the podcast Clerically Speaking. His diocese initially suspended public Masses in March of 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.