Did you know that the priests from our diocese have to go to a one week retreat at least once a year? It has been the custom that every year the priests from our diocese get together for fellowship and prayer. For a few years we have used the space of the Redemptorist Renewal Center is Tucson, Arizona. This is a time to clear our minds from the pastoral and administrative work in our parishes and to spend quality time with our brother priests. Every year we invite a priest or bishop to direct our reteat in the desert. This year we have the privilege to have the Auxiliary Bishop from the Archdiocese of Chicago, Alberto Rojas. Every day we gather for morning and evening prayer. Throughout the day we have difference activities such as: Conference, the Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation, Holy Hour, and Anointing of the Sick. It is just a beautiful time to administer some of the Sacraments among ourselves. With that being said, the week of August 28 to September 1, most of the active diocesan priests will be living this experience in Tucson. Please keep us in your prayer as we will be praying for all of you too.