I arrived in Casper early enough to spend some time in the adoration chapel before conducting the evening workshop. What a blessing it is to the life of a parish when we have someone constantly and consistently praying for our needs in front of the Blessed Sacrament. To all of you who faithfully spend time in the adoration chapel--thank you!
As I left the adoration chapel I noticed that the choir members had gathered in church for practice. What a blessing it is that our music ministers give so generously of their time and talent to help all of us worship more fully on Sunday. Your preparation and rehearsal benefits us profoundly. You probably don't hear it frequently enough, but I want to say, "Thank you."
I passed by the gymnasium on the way to the classroom where we were going to be gathering for the evening. I glanced through the window and was able to see that the Shalom Prayer Group was together for their regular session. The praise and worship of a faithful charismatic prayer group is a tremendous blessing to a parish. (I know first-hand that the praise music of this group certainly lifts out hearts, minds, and voices to Almighty God.) Thank you for your prayer. Thank you for your music ministry.
St. Patrick's Parish in Casper, Wyoming--may God continue to move powerfully in your midst! Keep up the good work. Thank you for inviting me to be a small part of it.