Regular readers of this blog will no doubt have noticed that it has been quiet here the past few days. I spent the past week with some priests of the Diocese on our annual retreat; I'm sorry I forgot to mention it before I left.
This evening I stopped into my office for a few moments to see what awaited me (thankfully, not very much) and bumped into the Associate Director of the Office for Marriage and Family Life. He proposed what seems to me a very good idea: a retreat for altar servers helping them to begin discerning their vocation, whether to marriage, priesthood or to the consecrated life. He thought that the Offices for Youth Ministry, Marriage and Family Life and Vocations could work together to develop such a retreat.
Though we both like the idea we don't quite yet know what format we might follow, what activities we might have, and what, specifically, we might talk about.
And so I propose the idea to you, dear readers. You have been helpful to me in the past and now I ask your thoughts and ideas again. Please keep in mind that we servers as young as fourth grade and in the Diocese we have both male and female altar servers.