Happy Monday of this Thanksgiving week to all.
On Saturday I was blessed to do a presentation to the liturgical ministers at Saint Luke Parish in River Forest, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The beautiful church exterior is pictured here:
There were approximately seventy people present for the mini-retreat. I talked with them about the importance of cultivating an adult baptismal spirituality. Then we focused on the Eucharist as Table of Sacrifice and Table of Mission. The people seemed to have appreciated the time together. We concluded with a short re-commissioning service during which the ministers were invited to come forward and place their hands on the Lectionary for Mass and The Roman Missal, asking God for strength in their ministerial roles. As much as I love my work here at WLP, it is so energizing to be out there among God's people.
I hope that your week is a good one and that your Thanksgiving preparations are not too frantic!
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.