Tap tap tap … is this thing on? Let me interrupt our blogging radio silence to share these very important details.
Joel’s deacon stole and invites for ordination arrived two weeks ago. The invites still sit in the box, so it seems we need an office assistant to even get them addressed and out in the mail. If you want to attend but are waiting for the official invite, please don’t wait on us to get our act together. The ordination Mass is open to the public, so please come and celebrate if you desire!
Here are the details:
- Saturday, August 16, 11:00 AM — Ordination Mass at St. Ambrose Cathedral
- Saturday, August 16, 1:00 PM — Diocesan reception following Ordination Mass across the street from the Cathedral at the Pastoral Center (time is approximate). This is essentially a new deacons meet-and-greet with light refreshments.
- Sunday, August 17, 8:30 & 10:30 AM — Mass at Basilica of St. John. Joel will serve at the altar and likely preach the homily at both Masses.
Lino Rulli from SiriusXM The Catholic Channel is bringing The Catholic Guy Show to Des Moines the week of August 4th. The Wednesday, August 6 show will be with broadcast with a live audience from local hotspot CONFLUENCE BREWING COMPANY. Yes, Catholic radio live from a brewery. Should make for great times, no? Interested in attending the live show? Let Lino know via email at email@example.com. Get your request in ASAP!
We are also organizing a backyard bonfire for Lino while he’s in town. Isn’t that awesome?! And so very Iowa, too. Details are still being worked out, and we’ll share them here then. Looking forward to showing Mr. Rulli how we roast stuff here.
Joel and I often throw around the word charism. Well, actually, St. Paul threw it around first in 1 Corinthians, Chapter 12 and we’re just following his lead. Several years ago we attended a Called & Gifted workshop facilitated by Sherry Weddell, and it truly was a game changer for our spiritual formation.
Central Iowa friends, here’s your chance to learn more about your charisms and then join us in throwing around that word, too. The St. Joseph Education Center is hosting a Called & Gifted workshop in October. Space is limited — register here.
Joel and I are enjoying our speaking engagements and are slowly building our schedule for next year already. I’ve updated our Speaking Page to reflect the different talks we give. I’ve also included audio of interviews we’ve given to various media outlets. I’m considering launching some type of financial incentive program to offer a kickback of sorts to people who help us successfully book a gig. So there’s THAT to keep in mind as well when passing our name along.
New this year at the Iowa State Fair! Homeschool Day at the Fair (Go ahead. Insert joke here about socially awkward and weird homeschooled children hanging out all together at the Fair.) The day is scheduled for Monday, August 11, and will feature a lunch meet-up to connect with other homeschoolers. To receive a Homeschool Day schedule and take part the special programming, send a completed field trip reservation form to the address listed on the form and wait to receive your packet in the mail. See you there?
I need a new show to watch on Netflix. I’ve successfully caught up on all episodes of Mad Men, Sherlock, and Call the Midwife. Now what? What’s your guilty viewing pleasure, friends?
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