Dennis arrives; Computer Virus rules; Michael discusses poverty; and Bro. Tom leaves for Jamaica
Dennis Geib, 30, from Orlando, FL arrived this morning to begin his year of Postulancy. While the actual beginning date is Saturday, Dennis came early to get settled and to visit relatives in the area. He will be joined this weekend by his classmate Richard Goodin. They will make up the Postulancy Class of 2006-2007. No word from the novitiate, so we presume the Novices are getting settled in for their year. Fr. Fred, our Provincial Minister, saw them last Sunday as he officially received them into the novitiate and he reported that they and their classmates from Sacred Heart and Assumption Provinces were off to a good start.
I had hoped to get this post up last evening, but about mid-afternoon yesterday my office computer was hit by a very nasty virus that wiped out Internet Explorer and then took it over once I restored it. It appears that the vendors of some anti-spy ware want me to purchase their products. They are inundating me with messages, obscene pop-ups, and warnings. All day today and still tonight, Norton is scanning and "fixing" the problem. We'll see how well hopefully tomorrow. :-)
Michael Charron took me up on the idea of suggesting an issue to toss around. He chose poverty and comments on how he is trying to cut back on the use of things. (See his comment on the "Reflection on the Pilgrimage and the Future of this Blog" post earlier this week.) He mentions cutting back on non-essentials and buying only what he needs--then asks what "needs" means. Anyone want to toss in a comment or suggestion? Don't be shy. :-)
Finally, Brother Tom Gerchak, O.F.M. is going to the Jamaican Missions and we will have his Missioning Ceremony at St. Clement Church in St. Bernard, OH this coming Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Anyone in the greater Cincinnati area is welcome to attend. It will be a simple service (not a Eucharist) in which he will be presented with a Mission Cross and we will prayerfully send him off on his new mission adventure. (I'll hopefully get some good pictures.)