Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Last Day
Class photo with our Director of Formation
See the smiles on our faces?? That is because yesterday was the last day of diaconate formation classes for the Class of 2012. It is hard to believe that we began this process almost 5 years ago.
Many people have asked if I am happy but I am not sure if that would be the correct emotion. At this point I am just a little tired (studying for exams, writing papers and presenting our last homily in homiletics class has kept us quite busy right to the end) and looking for some rest. I look forward to being able to process it all during the Advent and Christmas Season.
The biggest adjustment will be not seeing these guys on a regular basis after 5 years of formation. We will all go in our own directions and serve the Church in our own unique way. It will be a difficult adjustment and I hope we stay in touch.
But we are looking forward to our ordination retreat in January and ordination on February 11th at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta. It's on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes; I cannot think of a better day to begin our ministry.