The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

i'm attempting to pack for the three day mountain trip with the bishop, which will happen after first friday devotions, Mass, confessions, an episcopal district meeting, the arrival of the bishop and fr creedon, followed by the arrival of a sea-can, the arrival of two volunteers, the departure and then re-arrival of the bishop, the departure of fr murphy, and the arrival of a medical team, all surrounding the normal activities of two parishes...


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