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

sometimes in life one needs to take matters into his own hands. so, when 4:30 rolled around and still no sign of the bishop, i told everyone that i was going to run the meeting. so, we all gathered and held the meeting. at 5:20, a mere 2 hours and 20 minutes late, the bishop arrived and i let him know that we were wrapping up the meeting. so, he only spent the next 45 minutes with them while i prepared the confirmandi and took care of setting things up for Mass. we actually started the Holy Sacrifice 20 minutes late, which isn't too bad.

he has headed off to the mountains with fr murphy, so pray that they have a safe trip. he'll be back on fri and we'll head to sabana cruz on saturday morning. just two more to go...


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