|Br. Joe and Br. Craig at early planning meeting|
|Vocation Prospects visiting (now Jeremy is a student!!)|
|Welcome Fr. Aaron and Godfrey|
The first six months of Fr. Aaron's time here was for all of us to get to know each other and figure out each others gifts and talents. Also, every student brings a set of gifts and limitations which require another dimension of learning and adapting. Now we have hit our stride and a certain rhythm has developed.
|Joe's Housing Ministry|
|Joe at work|
|Br. Craig visiting|
|Not standing on his head, just in a banana suit|
Fr. Aaron Wessman has taken on three large responsibilities, he is conducting faith formation K- adult in both missions, directing the RCIA program and helping with music and musicians for four Mass hours. ( I will touch more on our faith formation programs in next week's blog.) One of the opportunities Fr. Aaron created last year was eating lunch at Grainger County High School in Rutledge one day a week. This ministry of presence allowed for some deep faith sharing with teachers, staff and students. Unfortunately, with a change of Principles it was not possible this year. However, this has not stopped him. He now is making arrangements to volunteer at the Maynardville or Union County Middle School, most likely using his Math skills to tutor students. His youthfulness, his reflective homilies and his deep spirituality are a great gift.
|Fr. Aaron after a Baptism|
|Novice William with friends|
|Joe Grosek with the other Joe|
|Setting up for Summer Camp|
|Yo, enjoying food (the work of the pastor is never done!)|