Keeping in line with our diocesan strategic pastoral plan, the Institute will be focused on youth ministry. Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo from the University of Notre Dame will be the keynote speaker. Breakout sessions with a variety of local presenters will also be part of the day's activities on Wednesday. Obviously, we will also gather in the Cathedral each day to celebrate the Eucharist. The next three days will be filled with a lot of attention to detail, but I think we are ready.
In case I don't get back to my blog until the end of the week, please know that I am occupied with work related duties. Each time I miss a few days I get e-mails from a few of my Missouri readers asking: "Are you sick?" One individual consistently asks: "Are you on vacation again?" (Very Funny!) I appreciate that readership of my blog has gone up significantly in the last six months, and I do my best to stay consistent with posting several times a week. Sometimes it is just a little more difficult to keep up with the demands of life. Have a blessed week!