The sun has returned so it is looking like it will continue to be a beautiful day.
Last spring and summer there were approximately 30 parishes that were beginning the protocol process.
Our contract for the this position finishes at the end of June, so we will be attempting to complete an audit in each of these parishes before that date.
Sharon and I are looking forward to travelling through southern Saskatchewan again. The landscape is beautiful and each parish has it own natural beauty and personality. We enjoy meet parishioners and pastors and hopefully are being of assistance to the parishes.
In a booklet called "10 Things Pope Francis Wants You to Know" by John L. Allen, Jr. the last three items are Never Given in to Pessimism, Have a Sense of Humour, and The Importance of Unity. The value of lowering our defenses and offering human warmth, in search of real unity beneath equally real difference is a core element of Pope Francis' message. It is easy to become negative and depressed. But we are so fortunate to live in a country where there are many opportunities.
So lets be positive, smile--greet people when they enter and leave your parish.
Will it be a good day or a bad day?? That is usually up to us--so why not make it a good one!!