|Getting the food ready|
|Follow up questions after Br. Craig's talk|
Over forty visitors were present beyond the current membership. This included two ministers, several business people, many friends of Catholics and a few inactive Catholics who visited for the first time. The spirit was joyous and friendly. Of the many blessings were the opportunity for our small community of Catholics to spend an afternoon together with good food and begin to become deeper friends and bond more as a new faith community.
|The joy of day|
Finally, typical of any event, the official crucifix for the church did not arrive in time for the event. This is the way of life, always some detail is not complete. Yet, no one notices. However, this crucifix has special meaning for me since a donor purchased this in memory of my nephew Tyler who died many years ago at the age of 23 months. Another crucifix identical to this one was purchased by the same donor for Blessed John Paul II in Rutledge in memory of my other nephew, David, who died at 19 years of age several years ago. They arrived today, one day after the event. Why? They were ordered from a company that makes them in Peru and they got tied up in customs. Yet, the event was a success and these images of our Lord Jesus Christ will welcome people in these churches for many years to come.
|In memory of nephew, Tyler|