I'M LATE!! I'M LATE!! FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE!!*
Busy, busy, busy!!! The frenetic pace of life has resumed after a brief lull following the family wedding in July. I am back in class, studying the Old Testament, with 22 other persons pursuing an advanced degree in Theology. Although we meet only 5 times during the semester, we have a tremendous amount of weekly reading and written assignments to complete. In addition, the new (since July 1) pastor of our parish wants to continue having me preach at all masses, every other weekend. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy program meets once a month for continuing education, which happens to be tonight. Tomorrow evening is a Safe Environment workshop (mandatory attendance), and Friday – Sunday is our annual couples’ retreat, which is in Schriever, LA. Add to the mix the monthly baptism seminars, KC meetings, and working full time, and it starts to get a bit overwhelming. Oh, and I almost forgot, once we (newly trained JPSO chaplains) receive our uniform shirts and our credentials, you can add a minimum of 10 – 12 hours a month supporting JPSO. Hopefully I’ll have something of interest to post now and then. It’s been a long dry spell as far as blogging is concerned!
In the mean time, I ask for prayers for a few personal special intentions, and particularly for those who are in need of God's special graces and strength to cope with difficult situations in their lives. May God grant us increased faith, hope, and especially love, because "the greatest of these is LOVE"!!