This was the first retreat I have led in two years. It was a blessing for me, and I only hope that the retreatants found it as rewarding a I did.
This was also a memorable event for another personal reason. I preached at the opening Mass of the retreat. This was the 40th different venue where I have had the privilege of preaching at Mass. I am always amazed at the journey on which ministry has taken me through the years.
To all of the unsung heroes in parish ministry--thank you for your service to God and His Church!