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I enjoyed traveling to Macon, Missouri to cover weekend Masses for Fr. Dave Viet. The parish community was very hospitable and I had one of the best meals in a long time at a parishioner’s home on Saturday evening. Two seminarians from the Diocese of Jefferson City were also in town to begin their week of Totus Tuus, a weeklong summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. They are set out in teams of two college age guys and girls to teach and play various games with the kids for the week. It is an awesome program. The seminarians go to Conception Seminary College, our seminary, so it was good to see them.
I promised a couple of pictures from the weekend’s Pray and Work Weekend at the monastery. Br. Etienne took the pictures, since I was away. We had a good turnout of oblates.
Below: Br. Blaise takes a short break from work and poses with Nancy, one of the oblates who helped out in the garden on Saturday.
Also, today is game day (as the title of the blog suggests)!
Fr. Victor and I are playing in a softball game for priests this evening. I hope the rain holds off! It is the 1st Annual “Pitching Priests” Softball Game. It is at 6:00 p.m. at T-Bones Stadium, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. Priests and seminarians from the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas will battle it out on the ballfield with priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, hosted by the Catholic Radio Network. 3:30 p.m., tailgating. The game is for a great cause – all proceeds support the Vocations Offices.
I will definitely let you know how it goes. The two of us have been practicing a bit, but we feel like we will be able to contribute and benefit our team.