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CCD hs: Reconciliation catechesis (by Fr Chris Bartos) (day 5)

October 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Today, our high school Confirmation class was asked to help greet, usher & lector for a sacramental catechesis for those preparing for the sacrament of Reconciliation.  It was a prayer service mixed with catechesis by Fr Chris Bartos.  Even though about 10 of our kids are also preparing for Reconciliation, their “service” to the parish community is an experience of their “call to service” as they prepare this year to Confirm their faith with their parish family at St Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church.

apostalic work @ St Kevin

apostalic work at nursing homeSince all new seminarians this year will be assigned “apostalic work” next year, we’re observing other fellow seminarians in different current assignments for the last few Mondays of the semester.  Today, a small group of us visited a residential nursing home with 5 elderly women residents.  They were very cheerful and social with us.  Since they spoke Spanish, we didn’t know everything being said, but we all knew what was going on.  Some Scripture, prayer, sharing and lots of joy.  — the Lord’s humor is contagious

Leeland songs + poverty

February 14, 2008 Leave a comment

I stumbled upon some great videos by a newer Christian group called Leeland.  They’re very deep, passionate and “present.”  I also saw them in concert last year at an Aquire the Fire youth conference.  I fresh and renewing sound to the Christian mainstream.

The first video/song is Leeland’s “Tears of the Saints with a collage of today’s poverty [dedicated to Karl Marx, spokesman for the poor, & Contemporary Philosophy class].  The video (and included lyrics) was put together by a Baptist minister.  There are others on YouTube, but I like this one.

The second video/song is Leeland’s “Sound of Melodiessimply a great sound.

This last video is Leeland in concert with a moment of Scripture & “How Great Thou Art.”  — indeed.

Y.E.S. Retreat video

September 1, 2007 Leave a comment

YES 2007 GroupI can’t seem to install my Pinnacle video editing software on my laptop to finish editing the Y.E.S. Retreat video.  I’ll have to finish it on break in October.  Sorry for the delay, everyone!

For status of the Y.E.S. Retreat video, the MASTER LIST of YES event links is HERE.

Covenant House

Covenant House logoI finally filled out the volunteer application for Covenant House, a Catholic shelter for homeless teens (under age 21) on Ft. Lauderdale beach.  They’ve been looking to fill a “Pastoral Minister” position for years, but only recently found someone for the last couple of months.  They organize spiritual activities like prayer services, council, Bible study, and take kids to church (of various faiths).  It sounds like a difficult, but very necessary service for these teens.

After last months YES Retreat, which had a speaker from Covenant House, I decided to see if I could volunteer some time on the weekends, especially since our youth group is no longer active.  While trying to get to the place today, the police had 2 blocks around the building blocked off — I thought it was a hostage standoff.  Apparently, a dump truck driver knocked over some electrical poles and cause a major power outage.  Of all days that I pick to go!

Just to top things off, I found out the new “Pastoral Minister” is leaving in a couple of weeks.  — These kids just can’t get a break!    

Y.E.S. Retreat video

July 18, 2007 2 comments

YES 2007 GroupI just finished editing DAY #2 and added 42 more pictures!

For status of the Y.E.S. Retreat video, the MASTER LIST of YES event links is HERE.

YES video – “rip”

Today I started making room on a hard-drive for 80 GIG of space that I need to transfer (“rip”) from the camera to the computer. Each of the 4 tapes is 1.5 hours and take 20 GIG each. I ripped tape 2 & 4. The little that I watched looked good, not too shakey or dark. I did, however, forget to turn the camera off and times and recorded the floor (and my shoes) as I was walking (I hope there won’t be too much of that). The wheelchair races, Bishop Estevez, football and bingo looked good.  — This should be fun.