When I think about being a Permanent Deacon, a job comes to mind. A Waiter! He is preparing the Lord's Table, working hard to make sure everything is just right. His mission is to take care of the guests by helping them go through the menu and make just the right choices. How can I help you today!!
Yes, this is my First Christmas.....as a Deacon of course. Fr. Andrew reminded me and the entire congregation of that, along with the story ...
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Today is the day....a new beginning
Yesterday I was supposed to be at morning Mass to pray one last time and also receive a blessing and a send off from the parish. A commitment at work kept me from being there. At around quarter of nine I noticed a parishioner in front of my store and then another and others. I began to believe that Fr Andrew was up to something. With a band of about 20 faithful they all came to my work to publicly offer their prayers and blessing. This moment really touched my heart. It truly was a great send off. Last night we all gathered at the Cathedral for our final rehearsal. The best way to describe it is a calm joy was within us. We also received our assignments. As for me I will be staying home and adding another parish to tend to with our wonderful parish team of Fr Kyle and Fr Andrew. I spoke to Fr Andrew last night and he shared some of his wisdom on how to prepare for the big moment. I then texted greetings to my new boss and he welcomed me to his team.