Fr. David Konderla, Pastor of St. Mary's, has asked me to go on a 40 Day Silent Retreat. He said, "It would be better for everyone if you were either gone or just didn't talk for a while. Maybe both." Then the idea of a 40 day silent retreat just came to him. I have to admit I agree - sounds like fun.
So, while I am away the blog will shut down - except for daily video updates from my silent retreat, where I will let you know what is happening, using various gestures and charades. The videos will be no longer than 120 minutes or so each.
In the words of Fr. David, I will be "shipping off within the next few hours."
Mike Macicek, the Director of Liturgy and Music, who works for me will be put in charge of all activities I was responsible for. He was happy to see me get this opportunity and shared his excitement with me saying, "That is great! You won't shut your mouth and now I have to do your work and mine."
Sounds like he can't wait.
Well, I am off to the Boca Grande retreat center in Cut and Shoot, Texas, Starting tomorrow. God Bless!