I have been having massive problems getting into my blog over the last several weeks. I have been trying to update to the latest version, and it doesn't happen.
Anyway, got back from retreat this past weekend. This had to be one of the better retreats in that I attended very few of the talks, and prayed, read, and prayed some more. In the past the conferences have become too much like theology classes. I do not need that right now. But to pray and reflect has been very valuable for me.
This fall we of course start the RE and youth ministry. It is becoming more difficult to really expand the notion of 'faith' and 'holy' within our children since so many of their families are disconnected from Church. We still labor under that 'quick-mart' mentality which quickly delivers our religion to us without any commitment or lasting effects.
I am starting Fr Robert Barron's section on Jesus Christ in a few weeks. I hope to have a lot of people there but I fear it will be the same old stalwart peoples who come to everything. I long to discover how to get into these peoples homes to get them excited about faith and Church.
In the meantime Advent is just around the corner. I really want to push the aspects prayer and preparation during that time. Reconciliation services seem like a thing of the past, but I would like to offer that as well.
So I am excited. I look forward to the upcoming high holy days, and then the cold winter. All should be well.