Sunday morning greetings from Anaheim California.
It is the final day of the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Here is the logo for this year's conference:
My apologies for not having posted the last few days. With over twenty-four thousand people here, time seems to slip away each day. WLP's talented artists and composers not only present workshops here at Congress; they also minister at the various Masses that are celebrated here over the three day event. In an effort to support their ministry, I try to see them as they minister. On Friday evening, I made my way through the convention center and two area hotels and was present at four of the Masses being celebrated simultaneously. It can be a bit overwhelming. For first-timers to Congress, just seeing this many exuberant Catholics in one place is awe-inspiring. I spoke with one priest from the Midwest who told me that he comes to Congress to experience a hope that he finds lacking in his own diocese.
Well, the final day is about to begin and I will be giving my final workshop this afternoon. The first, "RCIA: BAck to the Basics," saw around three hundred people in attendance. There was lots of energy in the room from "newbies" to RCIA ministry, as well from more seasoned ministers.
I will be spending a few days in the California desert, in Indian Wells, after we dismantle our WLP exhibit this afternoon.
I hope that your Fifth Sunday of Lent is filled with grace.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.