Updated: Aug 10
When my wife Mary Jane asked me to go with her to the convocation. I was a lukewarm Catholic. As I was driving home, I was listening to “Christ has risen today” and I was appreciative of his victory for us. I became open to going to the convocation with her. I did not have any expectations.
The environment and accommodations were great. Everyone I met was very friendly. I enjoyed engaging with the other participants, especially with on ones in my group. The speakers were very inspiring. I was moved by the morning and evening prayers, especially the psalms. When Dr. Wrights family was singing “Make me a Sanctuary", I became emotional as did many other participants and we started singing along. That was a time when I felt the holy spirit.
As I opened my eyes to The Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament it caught me by surprise.
The convocation made me aware that I needed to transform my life if I would want to evangelize in my community. I needed to work on myself with God’s help. I had not gone to confession for a long time. I have since made a good confession and pray the Liturgy of the hours every day. Mary Jane and I pray the evening and night prayers together. I ask St. Joseph for advice and help every day.
I am open to working with the members of our parish that attended the convocation and with the help of God the Father Son and Holy spirits can help our parish make people aware of God’s Love and his gift of his Holy Church.
Joseph V., St. Joseph, Capulin
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