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Monday, April 25, 2011

My First Holy Week? Welcome Home!

Well, here are my final reflections of the week that was. Yes, I did write my first Holy Week! What I mean by that is that now that I am on this journey to potentially being a Permanent Deacon I felt a renewed enthusiasm, similar to what happens when you experience something for the first time. My job as commentator for explaining what will be happening ended at Easter Vigil and I have to say the experience was so Spiritually filling. Incredible, awesome, wonderful, I think you get the idea. I had the first reading of Genesis for that evening and I captured so much from that experience. God spoke, It Happened, and it was Good!

We received three new members to our community and it was so special to be a part of it. At the end of the Liturgy everyone had the opportunity to meet and greet the newest members, congratulations were given, and something came over me. When I met each one I said..."Welcome Home!" They all looked at me with a confused look, except for one sponsor who also happened to be a grandmother. She responded.."That's beautiful, I Love it!" So to all of you out there including Dana, Welcome Home! Alleluia!

The group of men that I have  been praying with daily, continued our early morning gatherings all the way through Easter Sunday.  There is something so special when you pray as a community. I want to try to recruit more people to join us, especially during Holy Week next year.  On Easter Sunday I celebrated with my wife, my mom & dad, and again it was Good!

What a week indeed!

Adieu mes Amis!


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