This past weekend the faithful from different parts of the diocese gathered in Deming, New Mexico to celebrate the Eucharistic Congress with Bishop Oscar Cantu. The event started on Friday night for the priests of the diocese. We gathered at St. Ann's church for dinner and a presentation on "vocations" by Rhonda Gruenewald who wrote a book called: Hundredfold.She encouraged us to raise awareness of vocations in our parishes. I have put a copy of the book in the parish library. The following day (Saturday), Bishop Cantu celebrated Mass at a local park with more than twenty priests, a few deacons and sisters, and many faithful people from around the diocese. After communion there was a procession in town with the Blessed Sacrament. We visited St. Ann's parish and then Holy Family parish. The Congress continued with talks and workshops throughout the day at both parishes. What an experience of faith!
Fr. Alex Urena