It was a deacon's weekend of non-stop service; diakonia at play all weekend long. Offering parish Benediction on 1st Friday evening after a long day of work, including our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and then Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. A wonderful way to end the day and put aside the daily grind of all day bank day.
I already blogged in some detail about my most wonderful Saturday. From early morning mass at the parish where I assisted and preached, then off to Rayburn for our long day of spiritual refreshment with 150+ men. Please see yesterdays post for more info of my day spent at Rayburn.
I even had time last night to do some wedding prep work for the next couple I will be preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony.
Sunday morning is another early day as I assisted the 8 am Mass then went over to the parish hall for our family coffee and donut social and the big kick-off Sunday for our next Family Promise week. After a brief opportunity to rest and relax we headed south of Abita to Our Lady of the Lake for a Baptism of a beautiful young baby girl, the daughter of a lovely couple I married 6 years ago.
Needless to say, full, fulfilling and wonderful Deacon's weekend and my vocation is a little bit stronger because of it.