Thursday, January 2, 2014

at the Apostolic School

snowy and cold day at Sacred Heart Apostolic School today
Dear Family and Friends,

The last few days I’ve been here at Sacred Heart Apostolic School in Rolling Prairie, Indiana. I gave my priestly memoirs (vocation story) to the boys on the 31st, and right now I’m helping out at the annual Christmas Games, when boys from around the Midwest come here to play and compete against each other along with the students here at the school.

telling the boys the story of my calling

Tomorrow I’m celebrating one of my first masses. It’s a big feastday – the anniversary of the foundation of my congregation – so it should be a beautiful mass.

posada procession
This evening we had a “posada”, a special meal that starts with a candlelight procession through the house. The idea is to accompany Mary and Joseph as they searched for a place for the first Christmas. The procession gets rejected at several stops, but is finally welcomed into the dining room where we have a huge meal. They put on the posada in honor of all of the new priests (though I was the only one present!). It was a lot of fun, and I even got to run the Bingo game!

I would like to reimburse the school for the costs of the posada, so if anyone would like to help, I think it probably cost them $400 or so for the food (cheeseburgers and French fries and ice cream) for the 60 of us. If you’d like to help, you could make a donation online through paypal, or send one, my address is 7196 Willowood Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

It sure is tiring keeping up with 60 boys, but I love it! We played capture the flag today, and though we almost all froze solid, there’s nothing like it.

May God bless you all,
Father Kevin