Future Priests of the Third Millennium

A little insight into the life of seminarians from various dioceses preparing for ministry as Roman Catholic priests, including daily activities, personal interests, special events, the spiritual life, news from the seminary, and almost whatever comes to our minds!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The first week

Like Michael and Tyler have written about their first week(s) in their respective parishes, I thought that I would do the same. I moved in last Saturday and was welcomed very warmly by the pastor's dog, Chloe. She is a black lab and is pretty calm to say the least. I have done a couple of communion calls and gone out visiting the sick. The past couple of days have been eventful. Last night (and today) I introduced myself at each of the masses and at the mission parish in Revillo, SD (about 15 miles southeast of Milbank, SD), a new statue and prayer garden were blessed, and whenever something like this happens in a small town, there is bound to be a potluck. I have experienced my fair share of potlucks when I traveled in the diocese on a Totus Tuus team for a couple of summers. I have gotten to know a couple of different families pretty well, and I am grateful for a wonderful parish and a good pastor to share this summer with. There is another fishing tournament coming up to benefit seminarian education, as well as a wedding of a guy I was in seminary with for three years. To top June off, I will be heading to Pipestone, MN, for a Mass of Thanksgiving of a soon to be ordained priest from the St. Paul Seminary.

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