This morning I switched hats and spoke briefly at a deacon information meeting. We are preparing to begin another formation class and today was the first information session offered in the diocese. It was exciting to see a good number of men and their wives seeking more information. Will they go down this road? I don't know. That is what discernment is all about. Those who are admitted to the aspirancy year will begin a possible five-year journey toward ordination. As a member of the formation board I will be walking with this group of men and their wives during those years of education and formation.
Wearing multiple hats in my role at the chancery office reminds me of one very important thing. I need to stay rooted in prayer. It is with the grace of God that these good works will be brought to fulfillment.