How am I supposed to live in the present, one second at a time - when I have years of the past to make me feel guilt - and a wide-open future I can live in?
I have now completed my 12 year as pastor of St. Boniface.
With that being extended for two + years, I have a dilemma. I was on the Personnel Board in 1980 that adopted a tenure policy that allowed for one seven-year term, which could be extended to 10 years. That has been our policy through 2008. I was very much in favor of it - now here I sit as a "new senior citizen." I've been here 12 years and it might end up being 15. So now I have to take back everything I said. Some of my classmates are reminding me of my fervor for the 7 to 10 year term. I said, "That is old news!"
We have chosen Lifetouch to help us connect our members and tell our story.
Lifetouch will photograph on-site at the church. In your 45 minute session you will:
¨ Be professionally photographed
¨ Immediately view your portraits
¨ Have an opportunity to purchase additional portraits
¨ Be able to order Christmas or special occasion cards
More details to come soon, but here are some points to get you thinking:
¨ In addition to the free 8x10 and directory, each family will receive a $10 portrait order coupon
¨ If you bring a canned good for the Food Pantry, you will get an additional $5 portrait order coupon
¨ Creativity is encouraged—bring your pet along, or a special item, or dress in a theme...it’s up to you!
Christian Family Movement small groups will be forming soon for meetings beginning in September. There will be a table in the gathering space after all masses the weekend of July 26-27 or August 2-3 where you can sign up and current CFM families will be available to answer any questions you have. Be sure to stop by to learn more about this opportunity to grow your faith as a family. If you miss the table, please contact Steve Dressel to express your interest.