aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Sound "Retreat" and Charge!

This will be my last post for the weekend. In a couple hours, I will be off on our annual Confirmation Retreat with anywhere from four to eight Middle Schoolers. Pray for us, please.

I look forward to this every year. For some of these kids, this is the weekend when they put together all the Church stuff they've learned over the years, and get a sense of "this is what I need to do next." For others, this is the the weekend, the one where their souls awaken. For me, this is the weekend where I really earn my pay. We may look like we're playing games and piddling around, but I'm spending an entire weekend pastoring my most important parishioners. This is what I was called to do, what my soul delights in.

Awake, thou that sleepest, and Christ shall give thee light.

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