|Double Rainbow over St. Peter's Eagle River, WI (2013)|
Occasionally I like to use this blog to give a glimpse into my life. The summertime is always a change of pace for me.Parishes don't book missions during the summer so those of us in the Ministry of the Word seek out other opportunities for ministry, most often by helping out in parishes For many years that meant heading to St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Eagle River, WI. That was a wonderful experience and I miss the people there. I'm glad to be in contact with some of them on Facebook.
This year there are a variety of stops on my summertime journey. In June I will be traveling to Trujillo, Honduras to participate in a mission trip with the folks from Christ the King Parish in Little Rock, Arkansas.
|Dedication of a new church in Maranones, Honduras 2012|
|Boarding the Auto Train last year.|
Besides the driving up north the car will get a good workout here in Florida as I assist in two different parishes, St. Anne's in Ruskin, FL and San Pedro in Key Largo, FL
The high point of the coming months will be traveling back to Boston to celebrate the marriage of my niece Laurie to her wonderful fiance' Louis Strazzulo. That will take place at Sacred Heart Church in Boston's North End.
|Louis and Laurie|
After that it's back to Florida and a return to my not so ordinary ordinary routine of traveling around preaching missions and retreats.
Finally one great feature of all this moving around is that there will still be several weeks where I am back in St. Petersburg with my friar community. As much as I enjoy the travel I need to be with my brothers, to pray with them and enjoy time with them, especially over an adult beverage.