Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Upcoming Retreat

I apologize for the lack of posts. Our huge youth retreat is coming up this weekend with youth from the Raleigh and Charlotte dioceses. I've been podcasting to promote the event, so all my energies, when not teaching the school children and playing for Masses have been directed toward that endeavor.

Our guest lineup is awesome...the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Nashville Dominican Sisters, and Fr. Leo Patalinghug. The music will be wonderful! And the family Schola will be chanting for the daily Masses along with some homeschooling friends and blogging friends.

Saturday night, Bishop Burbidge will lead us in a Eucharistic procession to inaugurate the new Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St. Catherine of Siena, our host parish. It will be a sight to see a thousand youth with candles following our Eucharistic Lord chanting, "Laudate Dominum" and "Ubi Caritas". The monstrance that has been given for the chapel is extraordinarily beautiful (and heavy).

Also, on Saturday night, the youth who are interested in exploring vocations will have dinner with the Friars and the Sisters and several of our diocesan priests.

I'm trying to get as much sleep as I can this week because we will have all-night adoration which I am looking forward to.

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