February 18, 2006 § 3 Comments
This morning, with my family (at least, most of it) present, I was inducted as an Extraordinary Minister at the Shrine. It was incredible. Fr. Fisher’s homily on St. Tarcisius had me so choked up I could barely get the words out for the rite when the time came. All I could do was ask: why me? What makes me think I am worthy to present Christ Himself to others? Suddenly one feels as transparent as glass.
In the photo, you can see me as well as several classmates (altar servers), Fr. Fisher, and Deacon Tony (both of whom did the training).
After Mass there was a really nice appreciation luncheon for everyone who volunteers and works at the Basilica. I especially enjoyed it, because my family were able to meet my Shrine “family”.
It was a beautiful way to spend the day. Even if I don’t get as much studying done as I planned this weekend, I don’t regret a moment of today. :-)