Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hodge Podge Weekend

Friday February 5 - Saturday February 6, 2010:

We had lots of different events going on this weekend. On Friday evening, we attended a Holy Hour for Vocations sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The priest who gave the homily has been ordained for 60 years! What a wonderful witness to truly living out your vocation faithfully. It was encouraging to see so many people come and pray for more vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life despite the snow. On Saturday morning, Sr. Emi and Laura went to the Catholic Men for Christ Conference (http://www.catholicmenforchrist.org/) for an exhibit. There were over 1,000 men of all ages attending! It was so good to see so many men excited about their faith, eager to learn more about it, and really striving to grow in holiness. After the Men's Conference ended on Saturday afternoon, we packed our exhibit and drove to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (http://www.smmaparish.org/) for another exhibit at their weekend Masses. We also attended Sunday Mass at the parish. We saw some familiar faces - friends of our community - as well as made some new friends. There were lots of young families with children eager to look at our book display. After a busy day in the apostolate, we went home for a quick supper and headed out to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary (http://www.kenrick.edu/) to watch the Seminarians perform the play "12 Angry Men." The play was about the deliberations of 12 jurors. All of the characters really got us thinking about 'reason' and 'reasonable doubt’ in the context of everyday life and certainly did a wonderful job acting it out!

What did you do for fun this weekend?

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