I spent the last five days in Casper, Wyoming--my home away from home. First, we had a principals' gathering at St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School (pictured in the background). It was good to be with all of the principals as we gear up for another academic year. I joked with them that I was appointed interim Superintendent of Catholic Schools for one academic year back on August 12, 2010. I have just wrapped up seven years with my interim appointment and now begin year number eight.
I was at the dedication of the Sacred Heart statue (pictured above) back in June. This was the first time I had the opportunity to see it lit up at night. I tried to grab a photo at dusk to capture the statue with a little daylight but also being lit up with artificial light as well. It is a beautiful monument.
Over the weekend I gathered with the deacon aspirants and their wives for their first annual retreat. It was a beautiful way to kick-off the new academic year.
On Friday, I had a little down time before the retreat began. I decided to take a walk along the river, and I arrived just in time to observe a training exercise with the Casper Fire Department. I have to give a lot of credit to all the first responders for the work that you do. Thank you for your dedication. The pictures below do not fully capture the training exercise, but they will give you an idea of what was going on at the time.