There is no doubt that there is the desire to come home after you have been gone for awhile. As I said in my previous note, I spent a week in New Orleans in a training with vocation directors from around the States. After that, I joined the Knights of Columbus college councils in New Haven, Connecticut (the birthplace of the Knights of Columbus).
What an experience to see 214 young men representing 85 different councils from around the nation and Canada. Among them were some priests and chaplains from some universities. All of these young men were encouraged to be living examples to our communities, especially to the young men and women on campus. When they entered the Knights of Columbus, they signed up for a life of commitment and service. We are very fortunate to have them in our midst. They do so much for the church, for our seminarians, and for the community in general. This year our council was one of 2 councils who reached over 400 percent of their membership quota set by the Supreme Council of the Knight of Columbus. They achieved the distinction of Four Star Council. Thank you for all your hard work.
On a different note, I hope you are ready for this weekend, our Oktoberfest. Hope to see you all there!
Fr. Alex Ureña