Saturday, July 12, 2014

St. Augustine in South San Francisco and Bound Now for Saint Louis

Saturday greetings from soggy and muggy Chicago. Home for a day of cleaning, laundry, and packing for the trip tomorrow to Saint Louis for the NPM convention.

Yesterday, J.S. Paluch and WLP presented seminars on building a better bulletin and rebuilding the RCIA at Saint Augustine Parish in South San Francisco, CA.

Here is a photo I took of the exterior of the church, which is built on the side of a hill looking out over the San Francisco airport and water beyond.

And here is the view from the front steps of the church:

Talk about looking out at the world to which God calls us to proclaim the Gospel!

Here a few shots of the interior, and the baptism font:

It was great meeting and hearing from so many RCIA ministers from such culturally diverse communities.

I have sent most of today putting the finishing touches on a workshop I am presenting at NPM on Monday afternoon: RCIA Forty Years Later: Where Are We; an Honest Assessment.

After packing tonight and, hopefully, a good night's rest, it is on to Union Station here in Chicago in the morning for the Amtrak train to Saint Louis; "Clang, clang, clang went the trolley!"

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

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