This Past Monday…

This past Monday(8 sept.) fifty years ago, I entered St. Charles Seminary.  Where has the time gone?  During these years the Church has radically changed.  John XXIII called for a Council.  I was one of 125 “New men” .  I was sixteen years old.  I have been a priest for forty years.  I have worked in the city and the suburbs. I have been in the mist of joyous and sad celebrations.  I have worked with people from all backgrounds and nationalities.  I have made friends in many states and countries around the world.  I have been certain at times and at times have doubted my vocation.  This past year I spent as Norbertine Novice.  Again beginning over in formation.  Monday I travelled to St. Gabriel Church to begin a new venture as a member of the Pastoral team.  God certainly has a sense of humor.  Who would have thought it?  Be open to God!  See what happens.  It is GREAT!