Sunday, November 14, 2010

learning to fly

"i'm learning to fly but i ain't got wings
coming down is the hardest thing
i'm learning to fly around the clouds
but what goes up must come down" (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Learning to Fly, 1991)

this song, from XM's 90's on 9 of course, prepares me well for this coming week. after a good week - confessions for the holy Women of Bethany, mass, sacramental preparations, meetings at the diocese and parish, q+a with the youth on Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, work on vocations, i'm now off on a conference.

this song is about growing up. as a growing baby boy priest, i need all the help i can get. therefore, next week is a Symposium for the Recently Ordained, sponsored by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario + the ACBO Commission for Priests. i will join almost 60 of my brother priests from Ontario in Niagara Falls for a conference on "Priests for the Church Today: the Challenge of the First Years". i've heard many good things about this conference ... i think it happens every three or four years. i'll be leaving after lunch, with a brief stop in - on the way there and back. i'll be back Saturday, November 20th in time for hopefully ball hockey, but definitely the Catholic Women's League bazaar and Knights of Columbus chili supper! peace out. united in prayer.

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