UPDATE 7/23/2023:

Though the world is no longer considered to be under pandemic conditions, because of my own vulnerable health status, the following precautions remain in effect for Epiclesis Consulting LLC and its publishing division, Epiclesis Press:

  • No exchange of paper communication.
  • No in-person retreat presentations. (NOTE: I remain available for both streamed retreats and for customized "retreat in a box" materials to help you conduct your own retreat. You may use the "Contact" form to request these services.)
  • Face-to-face business meetings only on a case by case basis. Masks, social distancing, and/or current vaccination may be required.

Thank-you for your support!

Ms. Trish O'Connor, OP

Owner, Epiclesis Press, Division of Epiclesis Consulting LLC


NOTICES AS OF 3/16/2020, 12/7/2020, 4/28/2020:

The world is facing a contagion of pandemic proportions at this time, and both Epiclesis Consulting and Epiclesis Press are part of that world, with a responsibility to take actions consistent with the common good. As an immunocompromised person myself, I am especially conscious of the importance of closing off as many ready avenues of transmission of the COVID-19 virus as possible. 

Although I use the pronoun “we” when speaking on behalf of Epiclesis Consulting and Epiclesis Press as business entities, both are currently one-person operations. As that “one person,” I take seriously my obligation to respond to the current coronavirus crisis in a prudent, responsible manner. “Business as usual” is not sufficient.

I have decided that effective immediately, Epiclesis Consulting and Epiclesis Press will take the following precautions:

  • No exchange of paper communication:  The CDC has determined that COVID-19 can survive on surfaces, including paper, for hours to days. Therefore, all materials exchanged between us and customers will be transmitted electronically. No paper manuscripts will be accepted, nor will paper critiques or marked up proofs be mailed until further notice. Payments must be processed electronically; no paper checks will be accepted at this time.
  • No in-person retreat presentations:  Until further notice, I am not available for in-person retreats or parish missions. However, I can arrange to give retreats via distance communication such as by the use of video streaming. Contact us if you would like to set up a streamed retreat.
  • No physical contact between retreatants:  For streamed retreats, there will be no in-person gathering of large groups, nor of small groups that include elderly or immunocompromised persons. No activities which involve direct or indirect physical contact (such as shaking hands, holding hands, or passing objects from person to person) will be included in retreat activities.
  • No face-to-face business meetings:  Also until further notice, I am not available for meetings conducted face-to-face for business purposes. Other means of communication will be used as necessary.

These precautions are for my protection, for the protection of my clients and customers, and for the protection of society at large as we all seek to slow down the spread of this disease, which can be deadly to the most vulnerable among us. It will remain the policy of Epiclesis Consulting LLC and Epiclesis Press to follow evidence-based precautions for as long as necessary for this pandemic to pass.

I thank you for your support, and urge you to take all precautions which you determine to be prudent in your own circumstances to protect yourself and those you love.

                                                                 Ms. Trish O’Connor, OP
                                                                 Owner, Epiclesis Consulting LLC and Epiclesis Press 
                                                                 March 16, 2020
​                                                                 Last updated December 7, 2020

UPDATE, APRIL 28, 2020:

Epiclesis Press is striving to offer resources that will be especially helpful to ministry professionals who are trying to continue in these trying times to provide the People of God with opportunities for catechetical and spiritual growth. Please visit the Epiclesis Press page to see the latest and upcoming releases, or contact us and ask to be placed on our email list so that you will be notified when new resources become available.

A Message from the Owner

​Regarding COVID-19 Precautions