Back to School!

We are in our second week of the fall semester and the school routine is starting to kick in. I am taking 6 courses, plus am finishing up work on 2 independent study courses that I started in the summer. I am also the master of ceremonies for the Wednesday Mass and leader of the contemporary/charismatic praise and worship hour on Sundays. It is going to be a busy semester.

The summer was awesome. As you can read from my other posts, I was involved in a lot of things.

The Seminarian Life Link Conference (sponsored by Priests for Life) was really incredible. The information made available about pro-life and the activities really helped to educate myself and the other seminarians in attendance.

Then I spent a week in DC with my brother and his family. I did one day of site seeing on the “mall” – basically I visited the National Gallery and other art museums and spent a whole day getting cultured. I also visited the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress – very nice!

Then on Saturday we were given a private tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is an awesome place!!!!! I suggest every Catholic, and even non-Catholics, go see this monument to the Lord. I also had the honor of serving at the noon Mass in the Crypt Church. After that we visited the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center and attended evening Mass at a Franciscan Monestary – WHAT A DAY!

Be blessed this fall and keep those in your prayers who are affected by natural disaster (like hurricane Katrina), war and terrorism, and especially those affected by abortion.

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2 responses to “Back to School!

  1. Love you John, i miss your company. I’m doing well, missing my children. they seem ok, i’m going to try and see them in early january probably. work is going well. well love ya praying you have a great fall semester.

  2. John, Charismatic prayer meetings at Benedict aren’t the same without you!! Have a great semester, and God bless.

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